Water Construction

Pennsylvania American Water files rate request driven by $1 billion in investment

(UI) — If approved, the company's proposed rates would raise the average monthly water bill by around $17 for residential customers, reduce the monthly wastewater bill for sanitary sewer service by about $5, and increase the monthly wastewater bill for combined sewer service by approximately $4.

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.

Wash. receives $20 million in funding for water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced nearly $2.6 million in grants and nearly $18 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund water and wastewater disposal projects across Washington state.

New York governor secures over $108.8 million for local water infrastructure projects

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved over $108.8 million in funding for water infrastructure improvement projects across New York State.

Senate Democrats examine Pennsylvania's urgent water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure challenges

(UI) — Pennsylvania state senators recently conducted a crucial public hearing at the Pennsylvania State Capitol to address pressing issues concerning water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure that impact communities across the state.

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.

Collaborative $200 million investment targets Oklahoma's water infrastructure

(UI) — Oklahoma tribes, state agencies, and various communities have come together, leveraging the resources provided by the American Rescue Plan to amass over $200 million to enhance the water infrastructure of the region's residents.

Stantec initiates final design phase for $100 million section of Florida water pipeline

(UI) — Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has kicked off the final design phase of Segment B for the South Hillsborough Pipeline with longtime client Tampa Bay Water.

Wisc. governor allocates $402 million to combat PFAS, water infrastructure projects

The money will be available to 106 Wisconsin municipalities to help them build water infrastructure projects, replace lead service lines and address emerging contaminants such as PFAS.

PENNVEST awards over $37 million to Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

(UI) — State Senator Wayne Fontana has announced over $37 million in PENNVEST grants and low-interest loans to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) for water infrastructure upgrades.

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.

After rainy season that wasn’t, parched Mexico City starts restricting water

The dipping level on the north shore of this lake near Toluca is a major problem for Mexico City, about 77 miles to the west. Villa Victoria — about one-third its usual level this time of year — and two other drought-depleted reservoirs make up most of the Cutzamala system, which serves more than 20 million people and is at a historical low for this time of year.

Major water main break impacts thousands, prompts state of emergency in a northern New York county

A state of emergency was issued Thursday in a northern New York county, where the Fort Drum U.S. Army base is located, following a major water main break that has left tens of thousands without water.

Texas to vote on $1 billion water infrastructure proposal

(UI) — Texas voters will have a chance to weigh in on securing safe, clean, and accessible drinking water for communities statewide. Proposition 6 would amend the state constitution to create the Texas Water Fund and provide $1 billion dollars to address aging water infrastructure and gaps in access to clean drinking water.

What’s changed — and what hasn’t — a year after Mississippi capital’s water crisis?

It’s a stark contrast from a year ago, when Jackson’s 150,000 residents could never be sure what, if anything, would flow from their taps when they needed a drink, a shower or to flush the toilet. The majority-Black city also faced occasional warnings that their water could be contaminated and needed to be boiled, and people had to wait in line to get fresh water.

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.

Governor Hochul secures $234.5 million for New York water infrastructure

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul has approved over $226.8 million in financing and previously announced grants to commence essential water and sewer infrastructure work, including flood mitigation measures safeguarding critical clean water systems from high-water events.

Granite secures $45 million contract for Utah's SR-108 infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — Granite has been awarded $45 million to widen and improve State Route 108 in Utah. The project includes installing 10,000 linear feet of storm drainage systems, 2,000 linear feet of water main infrastructure, and 2,000 linear feet of sewer main improvements.

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.

West Virginia American Water completes $27 million acquisition of Jefferson Utilities

(UI) — West Virginia American Water has completed the acquisition of Jefferson Utilities, including the assets of Jefferson Utilities, Inc., Valley Water and Sewer Services, Shenandoah Junction Public Sewer and East Jefferson Sewer Services for $27 million.

Georgia’s Lowndes County and Moody Air Force Base to undergo water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is delivering new upgrades to improve water infrastructure in Lowndes County and Moody Air Force Base.

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.

Recent floods highlight climate risks to New England's aging infrastructure

The floods this week in Massachusetts that put a few dams at risk have raised concern the structures may increasingly be at risk as stronger and wetter storms hit the region.

Advocates urge expanded public hearings about Baltimore’s water and sewer system

(UI) — The Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force announced that it would hold four in-person meetings throughout this fall before recommending a new governance model for the city’s water and wastewater system.

GPRS launches new safety initiative to address aging water, wastewater infrastructure

(UI) — Ground Penetrating Radar Systems LLC (GPRS) has announced a new safety initiative designed to help municipalities and facilities regain control of their water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure. Water & Sewer Damage Awareness Week (WSDAW) will run Oct. 23-27, 2023.

Communities unite to overcome decades of undrinkable water in West Texas

In rural West Texas, water problems underscore a broader issue: a 2016 report revealed 65 Texas systems with excessive arsenic, impacting 51,000 residents. Despite this, around 65 residents convened at a July meeting united in their aim to establish the South Plains Water Supply Corporation. Moreover, relief is on the horizon with $2.5 billion in federal funding allocated for water infrastructure.

Pennsylvania allocates $3.5 million to improve water and sewage safety in three counties

(UI) — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger has announced nearly $3.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to ensure safe water and sewage systems in Mifflin, Somerset, and Sullivan counties.

Rocky Top, Tenn., awarded $2.3 million for water infrastructure improvements

(UI) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner David Salyers today announced two loans totaling $2,325,000 for the City of Rocky Top to improve water infrastructure.

Kansas to receive $49.1 million to upgrade water, sanitary systems

(UI) — Within Kansas, the allocation includes a $6.4 million loan earmarked for the revitalization of water systems in Perry. This initiative will encompass the modernization and installation of approximately 24,000 feet of the collection system and around 15,000 feet of associated pipelines and equipment.