Water Asset Management

Manchin secures $3 million for Berkeley County, W.Va., water infrastructure upgrades

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has announced $3 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Berkeley County Public Service Water District to expand clean drinking water capacity in southern Berkeley County.

Lake Como, N.J., takes bold steps towards resolving water utility concerns

Despite a less-than-ideal offer from New Jersey American Water, Lake Como invested millions in upgrading its water system to address the immediate crisis. However, this decision led to increased water costs for residents to repay the loans taken out for the project.

White House is distributing $5.8 billion from the infrastructure law for water projects

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is distributing another $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects around the country, paid for by one of its key legislative victories.

Challenges of repairing rural water lines in urbanizing areas

To make repairs, the BCWA team has primarily relied on trackhoes (backhoe loaders) and mini excavators. However, in some environments, using these common equipment fleet staples of most rural water associations can potentially cause additional damage that will need to be addressed.

Massachusetts Clean Water Trust approves $44.7 million in water infrastructure funding

The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust's Board of Trustees has greenlit $44,768,312 in new low-interest loans and grants during its February 14, 2024, meeting, aimed at bolstering water infrastructure across the state.

Clarksburg, W.Va., receives $6.88 million for water system upgrades

The $6.88 million has been awarded to the Clarksburg Water Board to replace service lines in the Northview, Rosebud, and Stealey communities, as well as a transmission line off Van Buren Street. It will also repair and remediate a water main break on West Pike Street in downtown Clarksburg.

Canton, Ohio, receives $46 million investment for safe drinking water upgrades

Through this investment, the Canton Water Department will ensure high-quality drinking water while creating dozens of good-paying, public-sector jobs operating and maintaining the system for decades to come.

NW Natural Water expands water utility presence in Oregon, Arizona

NW Natural Water Company LLC has expanded further in two states with the acquisitions of Hiland Water Corp.’s water utility business in Newberg, Oregon and Truxton Canyon Water Company and Cerbat Water Company near Kingman, Arizona.

Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without water for the past two weeks

Officials are racing to fix leaks throughout the city and restore water to residents, but they say they're facing the longer-term challenge of overhauling a system with an infrastructure that dates back decades.

Google and New Mexico partner to detect water leaks using satellite imagery

New Mexico is teaming up with Google to hunt for leaky water pipes using satellite imagery as the drought-stricken state prepares for a future in which growing demand puts more pressure on already dwindling drinking water supplies.

Nevada high court empowers water authority to shape underground resource management

Nevada’s top water official has authority to decide how underground supplies are allocated, the state Supreme Court said last week, in a ruling that could kill a long-stalled proposal to build a sprawling master-planned city north of Las Vegas.

Milton, Del., residents overwhelmingly approve $6.2 million water projects in referendum

In a decisive mandate on Jan. 27, residents of Milton, Delaware, expressed overwhelming support for a referendum allowing the town to secure a $6.2 million loan for vital water infrastructure initiatives.

Pennsylvania's water infrastructure gets boost with $194 million investment

The federal funding supports 28 critical water projects in the state—addressing issues like lead pipe replacement, system rehabilitation, service upgrades, and environmental contamination reduction across drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

Kentucky governor awards nearly $1 million in clean water funding to LaRue County

This funding specifically supports crucial water infrastructure projects, including the enlargement of a water main along East Leafdale Road for LaRue County Water District #1.

Governor Hochul greenlights $78 million for crucial water infrastructure upgrades across New York

Governor Kathy Hochul has approved $78 million in financial assistance for water infrastructure improvement projects in the Capital Region, Finger Lakes, New York City, North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York regions.

Albemarle, N.C., secures $17 million state funding for water and sewer upgrades

According to WSOC-TV, the city of Albemarle is set to enhance its water systems with a substantial $17 million funding allocation from the North Carolina State budget.

Gainesville, Ga., halts sewer spill into Lake Lanier, addresses issue promptly

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources has successfully intervened to contain a sewage overflow into Lake Lanier

TDEC unveils $191.2 million water infrastructure investment across Tennessee

(UI) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has revealed a comprehensive $191.2 million investment plan that will fund diverse projects ranging from wastewater and drinking water enhancements to stormwater management initiatives.

Drought-prone California advances controversial water tunnel project despite environmental opposition

A long-sought and disputed project in drought-prone California aimed at capturing more water during heavy rain storms reached a key milestone on Friday when Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration finished an environmental review for an underground tunnel.

EPA awards Maryland over $240 million for water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Maryland $240.5 million to support clean water efforts and to better deliver safe drinking water across the state.

Mississippi’s capital city is considering a unique plan to slash water rates for poor people

The manager of the long-troubled water system in Mississippi’s capital city proposed a slight rate increase for most residents Friday alongside what he said is a first-in-the-nation proposal to reduce water rates for low-income people who get government help with grocery bills.

Canada, British Columbia invest over $10 million in water and sewer infrastructure projects

(UI) — The governments of Canada and British Columbia, alongside the municipalities of Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, and the District of Mackenzie, are investing over $10 million into three transformative water and wastewater projects.

Asset management: Working with Duke’s ‘like having a crystal ball’

(UI) — When optimizing sewer and wastewater treatment systems, it can be overwhelming to look at more than 100 miles of sewer pipe funneling heavy flow during a rain event and wonder where that excess flow is coming from.

Groundbreaking advances made with EPBM tunnel constructed below sea level

(UI) — Houston Public Works launched the Surface Water Transmission Program (SWTP) to comply with an HGSD mandate. The 66-inch, 50-year-old pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) is the primary source for the western part of the city, and its shutdown would impact the system's capacity.

Milwaukee suburb begins pulling millions of gallons per day from Lake Michigan

The city asked regulators in 2010 for permission to withdraw the water because its groundwater wells are contaminated with radium, a naturally occurring radioactive metal.

Extended reprieve for New Orleans water systems as saltwater intrusion slows

Authorities said that saltwater inching up the Mississippi River is progressing more slowly than projected, meaning water systems in the greater New Orleans area that draw drinking water from the river have additional weeks to prepare.

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District penalized for pollution, required to improve systems

(UI) — The Washington Department of Ecology has penalized the district $85,200 for polluting Cold Creek and issued an administrative order for system improvements and enhanced emergency notifications.

AECOM partners with Chicago Department of Water Management on city-wide water system improvements

Across the city of Chicago, AECOM-DBS will support the ongoing delivery of high-quality drinking water and efficient management of waste and stormwater infrastructure, as well as the replacement of 400,000 lead service lines.

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.