Water Asset Management

DEC and CNY Land Trust secure 144 acres to safeguard Skaneateles Lake drinking water

(UI) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and The Central New York Land Trust, Inc. (CNYLT) have joined forces to protect the pristine waters of Skaneateles Lake, a vital drinking water source for 190,000 residents in Central New York.

Beaumont, Texas, unveils $123 million plan to overhaul water infrastructure

(UI) — This intricate plan, spanning five years, carries a substantial price tag of $123 million, with a significant portion, $43 million, allocated to the replacement and maintenance of water pipelines during this period.

Governor Hochul secures $185 million for New York water infrastructure

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul has secured over $185 million for water infrastructure projects across New York. The Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has given the green light to provide financial assistance for vital water infrastructure improvements throughout the state.

Proposal aims to enhance gas, water pipelines across federal lands near Rifle, Colorado

(UI) — The proposal involves the construction of natural gas and produced water pipelines crossing federal land south of Rifle, Colorado, covering a total of seven miles. This includes 2.9 miles through U.S. National Forest land, 2.1 miles across Bureau of Land Management territory, and another 2.1 miles over private property.

Wint raises $35 million to propel AI-driven leak detection solutions

(UI) — Wint, a 'water intelligence' startup from Israel, has successfully secured $35 million in funding for its cutting-edge water management system that merges AI-driven software with connected hardware to promptly identify and mitigate leaks.

Jacobs selected to oversee major water management program in California

The program encompasses a series of new integrated water infrastructure projects, including intra-basin recycled water conveyance and groundwater injection and replenishment.

Ohio governor awards $135 million to 90 water infrastructure improvement projects

(UI) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik have announced grant awards totaling $135 million that will support 90 critical water infrastructure projects in 64 counties throughout the state.

Illinois' Dixmoor receives $14 million to rehabilitate water infrastructure, remove lead pipes

(UI) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced that $14 million in funding has been awarded to Dixmoor to rehabilitate its water distribution system, restore reliable potable water and replace lead service lines.

EPA invests $278 million to improve water infrastructure for Tribes, Alaska Native Villages

(UI) — The Biden-Harris administration has announced over $278 million in funding to improve access to safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater services for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.

BAMI-I to present first-ever Global Buried Asset Management Congress for underground infrastructure industry

This congress aims to advance the science and practice of asset management in the underground infrastructure industry, with a main focus on the water and wastewater sector and other utilities that have buried assets.

Tennessee to allocate over $300 million for water infrastructure improvements across the state

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is issuing 131 grants worth nearly $300 million to cities across the state for various water infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The funding will come from Tennessee’s American Rescue Plan.

American Water, City of Camden unveil upgraded water treatment plant

This system improvement project will continue to provide safe, clean and reliable water service to the Camden community.

GPR: From glaciers to conduits, digs deeper so you don’t have to

(UI) — The ability to accurately map underground or encased infrastructure allows construction and excavation professionals to plan groundbreaking and other destructive activities more efficiently. By knowing where not to dig, cut or core, these professionals eliminate the risks associated with striking buried utilities or severing structural components, such as rebar or post-tension cables.

B&B Underground and Drilling tackles reclaimed water project

(UI) — While many HDD companies perform strictly small-diameter fiber work, those focused on larger water and sewer utility work are specialty companies. Building a team for the task can be more challenging, too. That’s why B&B Underground and Drilling emphasizes the importance of training.

BAMI-I unveils plans for first-ever Global Buried Asset Management Congress

This congress aims to advance the science and practice of asset management in the underground infrastructure industry, with a main focus on the water and wastewater sector and other utilities that have buried assets.

Tetra Tech awarded $64 million water asset management contract

Under this eight-year contract, Tetra Tech will inspect, analyze and report on the condition of more than 2,500 assets annually, with a focus on the development of digital solutions to optimize the collection and analysis of data.

Hitachi Vantara to supply Arizona Department of Water Resources with asset management solution

The solution is part of the State of Arizona’s efforts to bolster sustainability and resource management and secure the future of water for the Grand Canyon State’s 7 million residents amid the broader water supply challenges facing the Southwest.

Berkeley County Public Service Water District utilizes cloud-based asset management software

The District will be able to extend the life of its assets with a preventative maintenance schedule that includes recurring maintenance tasks, asset performance, and a plan for replacements and repairs.

Ice pigging offers low-risk, high-performance option for water system cleaning

(UI) — Park City, Utah, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, is a 7,000-foot-high scenic wonder known for its sweeping mountain vistas, luxury homes and ski resorts, but its origins are literally more down to earth.

Louisville Water advances digital transformation with KloudGin asset management platform

As part of Louisville Water’s digital transformation initiative, KloudGin’s platform helped Louisville Water automate cross-control processes from legacy systems to a cloud-native, mobile application.

Brown and Caldwell, AECOM chosen for landmark Pure Water Southern California program

(UI) — A joint venture of AECOM and Brown and Caldwell (AECOM-BC Team) has been chosen to provide program and project management support and engineering design services for the Pure Water Southern California program, one of the largest water reuse programs in the world.

Michigan receives low grades for drinking water, stormwater, wastewater infrastructure

The state faces potential problems with drinking water systems that are more than 50 years old and some approaching 100 years old, yet less than 1% of pipes are being replaced annually.

City installs new storm sewers and water mains in Dongan Hills, Staten Island

(UI) — The $4.17 million capital project replaced water mains and sewers and rebuilt streets and sidewalks spanning over nine blocks in Dongan Hills, Staten Island, near Ocean Breeze Park.

Wavin invests in Aquacycl high strength wastewater treatment technology

(UI) — Orbia's building and infrastructure business Wavin, a water technology leader, has awarded $50,000 in non-dilutive capital to Aquacycl, an energy-neutral wastewater treatment technology company.

Tech Tips: Locating underground assets

(UI) — As municipalities and other agencies embrace the concept of asset management for their underground infrastructure, locating and identifying those assets become more important. In the past, the options for locating and identifying underground assets were a challenge.

Middlesex Water Company invests $11.1 million in New Jersey water infrastructure upgrades

Under this annual initiative known as RENEW, Middlesex intends to replace 26,000 linear feet of water main. Concurrently, Middlesex will be implementing its “Knocking Out Lead” program to remove any lead or galvanized steel service lines it encounters.

Biden administration outlines two plans to conserve Colorado River water in Western states

One option would be more beneficial to California and some tribes along the river that have high-priority rights to the river’s water. The second option is likely to be more favorable to Nevada and Arizona, who share the river’s Lower Basin with California and say it’s time for an approach that more fairly spreads the pain of cuts.

Native American tribe, US government strike deal to save Colorado River water

The $233 million pact with the Gila River Indian Community, announced in Phoenix, was hailed as an example of the kind of cooperation needed to rescue a river crucial to a massive agricultural industry and essential to more than 40 million people in seven Western U.S. states and Mexico.

PURIS enhances potable water rehabilitation leadership, acquires D&D Water & Sewer

(UI) — PURIS, a provider of trenchless infrastructure renewal solutions, has announced the acquisition of the assets of D&D Water & Sewer Inc. Headquartered in Canton, Mich., D&D provides the region with specialized underground infrastructure installation and repair solutions.

Ethiopia, the Netherlands endorse digital twin water management initiative

The Ethiopian SDG6 Water Management initiative aims to reduce non-revenue water, increase water quality, and improve access to water by leveraging digital technology. The solution will measure, report, and verify the outcomes of water management using digital twins in a fully digital and transparent manner.