Water Construction

Massachusetts senators secure wins in water infrastructure bill

The bipartisan legislation, which authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects vital for the nation's water infrastructure, includes several crucial provisions addressing local needs in Massachusetts.

Water construction: Fusion in paradise

Just south of Miami, in the tropical paradise of the Florida Keys, a McElroy TracStar 412 spent most of winter 2023 onsite, fusing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for a massive residential water line to service one of the area’s gated resorts.

Los Angeles sewer fees set to surge over next four years due to infrastructure overhaul

Los Angeles sewer fees set for significant surge over four years due to urgent need for infrastructure overhaul. Proposed increases, averaging $75 to $155 by 2028, draw concerns over affordability and housing impact.

Mott, North Dakota, secures $2.85 million for water and sewer system updates

The city will use the funds to replace vitrified clay-tile pipe and asbestos cement pipe sewer mains that were installed between the 1920s and 1960s and are beyond their operational life.

Michigan's water infrastructure gets billion-dollar boost

Michigan is undergoing a substantial transformation in its water infrastructure, with significant investments aimed at renewing outdated systems and ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water for its residents.

EPA finds no evidence of racial bias in Mississippi's water funding for Jackson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it found “insufficient evidence” that racial discrimination shaped decisions made by two Mississippi agencies about water system funding for the state’s majority-Black capital city of Jackson.

EPA allocates $39 million for Bloomington and Normal, Ill., wastewater infrastructure upgrade

This funding injection is aimed at fortifying the district’s Wastewater System Modernization and Rehabilitation Program, crucial for bolstering public health safeguards and environmental sustainability while spurring economic advancement.

Granite secures $25 million contract for infrastructure project near Ontario International Airport

Granite will be responsible for upsizing and retrofitting domestic water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage systems at the east end of the runway of the Ontario International Airport.

North Dakota secures over $80 million for water infrastructure upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $80 million in total Fiscal Year 2024 funding to support water infrastructure upgrade projects in communities across North Dakota.

New National Security Memorandum aims to safeguard water infrastructure

(UI) — Recent cyber-attacks on water systems have underscored the urgent need for coordinated action to protect public health and the environment.

Interior Department launches collaborative initiative to boost tribal water, sanitation infrastructure

The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation and Indian Health Service unveiled a collaborative initiative aimed at bolstering safe drinking water and community sanitation infrastructure projects across Indian Country.

$274 million investment to improve water quality across Pennsylvania

This investment, facilitated through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, will fund 30 projects focusing on drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source issues.

Kansas allocates $3 million for Riley County water infrastructure

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water has announced a $3 million investment into Riley County’s water infrastructure. The funds will be used to improve wastewater systems at University Park and the Keats community in Riley County.

Peru, Ill., receives $2 million federal grant for water infrastructure improvements

The U.S. Department of Commerce has allocated a $2 million grant to the city of Peru, Illinois, aimed at enhancing water infrastructure to bolster business expansion and job growth in the area.

FEMA awards over $711 million to Puerto Rico’s sewer authority for potable water meters

(UI) — FEMA has awarded over $711 million to the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) to replace nearly 1.4 million water meters, which are part of the agency’s infrastructure for measuring potable water consumption throughout the island.

Pennsylvania American Water upgrades Jefferson County system with 2,900 feet of new mains

Pennsylvania American Water has begun installing approximately 2,900 feet of water main in the Punxsutawney area. These projects mark the final stages of a $5.7 million initiative that commenced in early 2023.

Michigan receives $91.4 million in grants for water infrastructure upgrades

Michigan has been awarded $91 million to fund essential infrastructure projects, which include the installation of new water mains in Ecorse, sewer line upgrades in Benton Harbor, and lead service line replacements in multiple areas.

Governor Hochul greenlights $142 million for New York water infrastructure projects

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a significant financial injection of $142 million for water infrastructure improvement projects throughout New York State.

Biden-Harris administration allocates $320 million for tribal domestic water infrastructure

The Bureau of Reclamation has commenced its application process to fund water infrastructure projects for Native American tribes, offering up to $320 million in potential funding.

California governor unveils updated water plan amid climate challenges

In response to the ongoing climate crisis, Governor Newsom's Administration has announced an updated Water Plan aimed at safeguarding California's water supplies and bolstering the state's resilience against extreme weather events.

Biden-Harris administration allocates $7 million for water pipeline in Utah

The Ash Creek project, located in Toquerville, Utah, is set to receive approximately $7 million for the construction of a crucial water pipeline linking the Ash Creek Reservoir to the Chief Toquer Reservoir.

Memphis, Tenn., secures $42.1 million loan for water infrastructure upgrades

Gov. Bill Lee and TDEC Commissioner David Salyers announced a $42.1 million loan for Memphis to enhance its water infrastructure. The loan, approved by the Tennessee Local Development Authority, is part of a statewide effort to improve water systems.

House passes Rep. Duarte's legislation to streamline water permitting processes in the Valley

The legislation addresses existing ambiguities in NPDES permits, which have been susceptible to legal challenges, potentially stalling vital energy and infrastructure projects.

Olds municipality makes strides in sewer, water system overhaul, targeting I&I challenges

Following an assessment last fall, which included a vapor test to identify inflow and infiltration (I&I) issues in the sewer system, significant progress has been achieved. Out of the 38 repairs identified during the test, 36 have been completed, primarily involving the replacement of manhole lids, inserts, and cleanout plugs at various locations.

New York's West Seneca receives $1.2 million boost for water upgrades

This funding allocation aims to replace sections of water main pipes prone to breakage, thereby enhancing water supply reliability.

West Virginia water infrastructure gets $1.09 million boost in matching funds

Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia has announced $1.09 million in non-federal matching funds for Congressionally Directed Spending, aimed at improving critical infrastructure such as the town of Alderson's water system rehabilitation and expansion project.

Idaho legislature approves critical funding for water infrastructure

Idaho's legislature has approved vital funding for water infrastructure, marking significant steps towards bolstering the state's resilience against environmental challenges.

New York State awarded over $265 million for water infrastructure projects

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced over $265 million in funding for water infrastructure improvement projects across New York State.

Michigan awards $95 million in grants for water infrastructure projects

From water main replacements to wastewater treatment plant upgrades, the funding aims to modernize aging infrastructure and address emerging challenges such as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination.

Mississippi Senate votes to change control of Jackson’s troubled water system

For the second year in a row, the Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would transfer control of the state capital city’s troubled water system to a regional board.