Water Construction

Nevada water authority approves $70 million for water projects, pipeline system

(UI) — More than $70 million in water projects were approved by the Southern Nevada Water Authority on Jan. 19, with roughly half going toward pipelines that North Las Vegas city officials hope will boost economic growth at Apex Industrial Park.

South Dakota lawmakers consider $220 million for housing, water

South Dakota lawmakers are considering a pair of infrastructure funding bills that would allocate over $220 million to housing and water supply projects.

Governor Hochul invests additional $143 million into New York water infrastructure projects

(UI) — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $143 million in financial assistance for seven water infrastructure improvement projects, the latest action to upgrade New York's water and sewer systems, reduce water pollution, and safeguard vital drinking water supplies.

Missouri utility unveils $425 million water infrastructure plan

(UI) — Investor-owned water company Missouri American Water said on Jan. 12 that this year will see more than $425 million in enhancements to the state's water and wastewater systems.

Pennsylvania to invest $236 million for drinking water, wastewater, stormwater projects

(UI) — Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the investment of $236 million for 25 drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects across 17 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

Louisiana lawmakers award $357 million in sewer, water projects

(UI) — Louisiana lawmakers have approved $356.7 million for 87 sewer and water upgrades around the state during their Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meeting held in December.

Idaho awarded $263 million for wastewater upgrades, to help recharge Boise River water supply

(UI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $263 million loan to Boise, Idaho, to improve the city’s wastewater treatment processes to protect the Boise River’s water quality and ultimately recharge the drought-burdened Boise River with high-quality effluent.

Biden-Harris administration invests $84 million in 36 drought resiliency projects

(UI) — The selected projects will help bring clean, reliable drinking water to communities across the West through investments in innovative drought resilience efforts, such as groundwater storage, rainwater harvesting, aquifer recharge, water reuse, ion exchange treatment, and other methods to stretch existing water supplies.

EPA awards New Jersey $500 million to modernize wastewater, drinking water infrastructure

(UI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday a $500 million loan to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank to modernize wastewater and drinking water systems serving over 10 million people throughout New Jersey.

North Carolina to invest $19 million for water infrastructure upgrades in Yadkin, Surry counties

(UC) — Governor Roy Cooper announced on Dec. 20 North Carolina’s Yadkin and Surry counties would receive $4 million for floodplain resiliency improvements, $8.1 million for water treatment plant filter and clear well replacements and $6.9 million for meters and water line replacements.

Virginia’s wastewater infrastructure receives “poor” rating by engineering group

(UI) — The Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2022 Report Card for Virginia's Infrastructure on Tuesday, where 11 categories of infrastructure received an overall grade of a “C”. Specifically, the state’s water infrastructure received a grade of “D+”. According to the report, a C is considered “mediocre” while a D is “poor.”

EPA awards New Jersey $169 million in funding for water infrastructure improvements

(UI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded New Jersey nearly $169 million in funding for water infrastructure improvements that will help communities access clean, safe and reliable drinking water, increase resilience, collect and treat wastewater to protect public health, clean up pollution, and safeguard vital waterways.

Utah needs $2 billion investment to upgrade, maintain water infrastructure

(UC) — In a 114-page report finalized by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and numerous state agencies, data showed that Utah must make a nearly $2 billion short-term investment to upgrade and maintain its water infrastructure in order to accommodate the state's ongoing population expansion.

Idaho Water Board approves $14.1 million loan for aquifer recharge project

(WO) – The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved a $14.1 million loan to the Raft River Recharge Group on Nov. 25 to help finance the construction of a pump station on the Snake River, a 13-mile pipeline and recharge basins to add water to a declining aquifer in an existing critical ground water management area.

Southland wins $59 million contract to construct water pipeline in New Mexico

(UC) — Southland Holdings LLC has been awarded a $59 million contract to construct a water pipeline project for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. The scope of work includes constructing approximately 15 miles of water pipeline in Clovis, New Mexico.

Global Water Resources to provide water services to new manufacturing facility in Arizona

(UC) — Global Water Resources Inc. has received a certificate of convenience and a permit from the Arizona Corporation Commission to provide water, wastewater and recycled water services to Procter & Gamble Co.’s new manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona.

Public utility to pipe water to residents of 'Gasland' town

A new water line will deliver something that residents of a rural Pennsylvania community have gone without for the last 14 years — a clean, reliable supply of drinking water — after a public utility on Tuesday released the first details of a plan to mitigate the damage that a gas driller is charged with causing.

House Democrats request review of local water utilities

Amid an investigation into the water crisis in Mississippi's capital city, two congressional Democrats are requesting a review of the federal government's efforts to maintain local water utilities.

Oregon granted $6.6 million in funding for water projects

(UC) — The Oregon Water Resources Control Board awarded $6.6 million to two irrigation efficiency projects, an aquifer recharge plan, and additional funding for a grant that had already been authorized, the Capital Press reported.

Pflugerville, Texas, receives $52 million loan to modernize drinking water infrastructure

(UC) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $52 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to Pflugerville, Texas. The city will utilize the loan to upgrade its drinking water infrastructure and establish new pretreatment and filtration technologies to enhance the disinfection process in its water systems.

Pennsylvania allocates $236 million to 15 counties for water infrastructure renovations

(UC) — Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $236 million for 23 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects across 15 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

Pennsylvania approves use of $320 million in funding for water and sewer projects

(UC) – According to Senator Lisa Baker, the General Assembly approved use of $320 million to help communities across the commonwealth improve the reliability and quality of their water systems. A total of $214.4 million was directed to the H2O grant program and $105.6 million was directed to the Small Water and Sewer grant program.

EPA awards $30 million to disadvantage schools, communities to reduce lead in drinking water

(UC) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced projects that have been selected to receive over $30 million in grant funding, which will help make rapid progress in the Biden-Harris administration's goal of addressing lead and removing lead pipes across the country.

New York distributes $31.3 million to six municipalities for water infrastructure upgrades

(UC) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that six municipalities will receive $31.3 million in financial assistance for critical water infrastructure improvements that are crucial to protecting public health and the environment.

New Jersey American Water invests $10 million to upgrade water lines in Middletown

(UC) — The $10 million Middletown investment project by New Jersey American Water will replace the deteriorating cast-iron water lines that were put in place as far back as the 1930s with new ductile iron main, the Camden-based utility announced on Oct. 7.

27 municipalities selected to participate in NY clean water infrastructure program

(UC) — Governor Kathy Hochul has selected 27 municipalities to participate in a program in New York that will help develop asset management programs to evaluate, monitor, protect, and responsibly plan upgrades for wastewater infrastructure facilities.

Ohio governor announces $2.5 million in funding for water infrastructure upgrades

(UC) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson announced that $2.5 million in H2Ohio grants will go to four local communities to help improve drinking water quality and to repair or replace aging water and wastewater infrastructure.

New York governor kicks off construction on $11 million wastewater treatment project

(UC) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul has commenced construction on an $11 million wastewater collection and treatment facilities improvement project in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Study finds 220-mile gas pipeline ready to be converted into water transport system

(UC) — The study identified practical off-take locations, pumping stations, cleaning, retrofitting and other improvements that will enable the pipeline to be pressurized and convey approximately 25,000 acre-feet of water per year (AFY) uphill from Cadiz to Barstow on its way to the State Water Project, and approximately 30,000 AFY downhill into Cadiz for storage.

EPA awards $1.3 billion for water infrastructure upgrades to 18 states

Using money from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted 18 states more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure upgrades.