Water Rehabilitation

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.

CIPP rehabilitation of pressurized pipelines

It is well known that CIPP has been around for over 50 years, primarily being used to rehabilitate gravity sewer pipelines. In the 1980s CIPP was introduced for low pressure sewer applications, and late in the 1990s began to emerge for water main and higher-pressure force main rehabilitations.

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is undergoing a substantial transformation in its water infrastructure, with significant investments aimed at renewing outdated systems and ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water for its residents.

Families seek damages over Navy jet fuel leak contaminating Hawaii drinking water system

A lawyer representing U.S. military families suing over a 2021 jet fuel leak into a Navy drinking water system in Hawaii asked a judge Monday to award plaintiffs a range of about $225,000 to about $1.25 million each in damages.

Wisconsin Senate plans to vote on overriding Evers veto of PFAS funding, other bills

Republicans said Monday that the state Senate would vote to override up to 36 of the governor’s vetoes, including a bill to fight PFAS pollution — moves that Democrats derided as desperate election year stunts.

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.

Senators secure $28.6 million for Arizona lead pipe replacement

Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema have secure over $28.6 million for lead pipe replacement in the state to bolster clean drinking water efforts.

$4 million water main replacement project underway in Austin, Texas

Crews will be working to replace 5,000 ft of aging water mains. This is the first phase of the project which will ultimately replace more than 25,000 ft of mains in the community.

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.

Senator Duckworth applauds $240 million federal investment to remove lead from Illinois water

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth applauded the EPA's announcement of over $240 million in funding to assist Illinois in identifying and replacing lead service lines. This investment is crucial for preventing lead poisoning among the state’s residents.

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.

$452 billion needed to replace half a million miles of aging North American water mains, report finds

The survey from Utah State University highlighted significant challenges in infrastructure maintenance. With 260,000 breaks annually, costing $2.6 billion, many aging water mains remain unreplaced due to funding shortages, totaling an estimated $452 billion needed for replacement.

Pennsylvania American Water launches interactive map to identify, replace lead water service lines

The webpage and map were created in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s requirements for water utilities to identify and make public the locations of lead service lines by October of 2024 and follows EPA best practices.

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.

EPA classifies PFOA and PFOS as hazardous, water infrastructure faces Superfund cleanup

Designation as a hazardous substance under the Superfund law doesn’t ban the chemicals, known as PFOA and PFOS. But it requires that releases of the chemicals into soil or water be reported if they meet or exceed certain levels.

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.

California sets long-awaited drinking water limit for ‘Erin Brockovich’ contaminant

California regulators voted Wednesday to establish a drinking water limit on hexavalent chromium, a toxic chemical compound made infamous by the movie “Erin Brockovich.”

Wisconsin Republicans ignore governor’s $125 million proposal to combat ‘forever chemicals’ in groundwater

The moves are the latest twist in the ongoing stalemate between Evers and the Legislature over the best way to combat PFAS chemicals that have polluted groundwater in communities across the state.

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.

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.