Water Rehabilitation

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.

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.

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.

Governor Hochul secures $185 million for New York water infrastructure

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul has secured over $185 million for water infrastructure projects across New York. The Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has given the green light to provide financial assistance for vital water infrastructure improvements throughout the state.

New York governor commits $20 million to Erie County water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — The allocation will enable the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) to embark on a long-anticipated $80 million modernization project, including the renewal of water filters responsible for treating 60 million daily gallons from Lake Erie.

Water Well Trust, H2Alabama partner to drill, rehabilitate water wells in rural Alabama

To date, the Water Well Trust has been involved in drilling or rehabilitating over 464 water wells and 28 septic systems serving 511 households across the U.S., many of which were USDA projects.

First aqueduct water pipeline rehabilitated with geopolymer for SDCWA

(UI) — When the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) inspected its First Aqueduct water conveyance system in Valley Center, engineers identified that rehabilitation was required. Groundwater was infiltrating three tunnels within the system and rehabilitation was required to maintain the tunnels’ structural integrity and extend their service life.

Governor Ivey pledges $67 million to 27 water and sewer projects across Alabama

(UI) — Governor Kay Ivey has unveiled a comprehensive plan for over $67 million in funding across 27 projects. These transformative initiatives, backed by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, are set to rejuvenate sewer infrastructure, elevate water quality standards, and enhance vital research and recreational access points.

New Jersey invests $15.2 million to revitalize Monmouth Country infrastructure

(UI) — New Jersey American Water has announced a $15.2 million investment to replace over five miles of aging water main in Fair Haven, Middletown Township, and Union Beach, beginning this summer. The company will upgrade water lines that were installed as far back as the 1920s.

Ohio governor awards $135 million to 90 water infrastructure improvement projects

(UI) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik have announced grant awards totaling $135 million that will support 90 critical water infrastructure projects in 64 counties throughout the state.

Nebraska senator secures $20 million in funding for critical water infrastructure projects

(UI) — Sen. Deb Fischer's measure was overwhelmingly passed Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, securing more than $20 million for water infrastructure projects across Nebraska.

Illinois' Dixmoor receives $14 million to rehabilitate water infrastructure, remove lead pipes

(UI) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced that $14 million in funding has been awarded to Dixmoor to rehabilitate its water distribution system, restore reliable potable water and replace lead service lines.

Kauai water utility plans “complete overhaul” to upgrade aging infrastructure

Staff issues and lack of funds have left the agency without plans to upgrade the failing water system. However, Joseph Tait, the Kauai Water Department manager, has plans to scrap an outdated water plan and start fresh.

Tijuana, reliant on the Colorado River, faces a water crisis

Among the last cities downstream to receive water from the shrinking Colorado River, Tijuana is staring down a water crisis driven also by aging, inefficient infrastructure and successive governments that have done little to prepare the city for diminishing water in the region.

Granite selected for $48 million flood control project in Texas

(UI) — Granite has been awarded an approximately $48 million contract to strengthen Wharton, Texas' flood defenses and minimize the impact of future flood events. The project will focus on storm sewer relief systems and stormwater management in the city.

Rehab Technology: Emergency repair of unexpected leak

(UI) — Created in 1951, by the Texas Legislature, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) consists of 10 original member cities, including Farmersville, Forney, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Princeton, Rockwall, Royse City and Wylie. By 1956, this new agency was providing water to the region.

EPA invests $278 million to improve water infrastructure for Tribes, Alaska Native Villages

(UI) — The Biden-Harris administration has announced over $278 million in funding to improve access to safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater services for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages.

Florence, S.C., to fund $537 million sewer, water upgrade with bonds and 5% rate hike

(UI) — Michael Hemingway, the city's utility director, warned the Florence City Council members that Florence must start making plans for a thorough overhaul of the water and sewer system in all locations and facets. The project would need to be funded through the issuing of bonds totaling around $446 million over the next four years, as well as the imposition of higher fees.

Michels Trenchless, GeoTree Solutions partner to rehabilitate California tunnels

The organization partnered with Stantec for engineering services, with GeoTree Solutions joining the group to provide rehabilitation materials for two out of three tunnels included in the project scope – GeoTree’s GeoSpray 61 geopolymer mortar was used to rehabilitate portions of two 72-inch horseshoe-shaped tunnels – known as the Lilac Tunnel and the Red Mountain Tunnel.

Westmoreland County, Pa., secures $8.8 million in funding for water, sewer projects

(UI) — These projects include the water line extension in East Huntingdon, stormwater sewer improvements in Jeannette, stormwater sewer installation in Unity, sewer enhancements in New Kensington, and water line upgrades in South Huntingdon.

Ohio governor allocates $114 million to tackle critical water infrastructure needs

(UI) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik have announced that the state will award $114 million in grant awards to support 70 critical water infrastructure projects in 58 counties.

Tennessee to allocate over $300 million for water infrastructure improvements across the state

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is issuing 131 grants worth nearly $300 million to cities across the state for various water infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The funding will come from Tennessee’s American Rescue Plan.

Houston Public Works water line project receives Project of the Year award from TX-APWA

The 72-inch water line is part of HPW’s Surface Water Transmission Program (SWTP). The overall goal of the SWTP is to reduce ground subsidence in the Houston area by increasing surface water usage, decreasing groundwater use, and improving the reliability of the water supply system.

Pittsburgh receives over $52 million for water system upgrades

The project is part of the city’s Water Reliability Plan, which allows utility officials to rehabilitate underground infrastructure, some of which is over 100 years old.

Cadmus wins $162 million contract to support EPA’s drinking water program

(UI) — Cadmus has been awarded a five-year, $162 million contract to continue supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in implementing vital programs for water safety and regulatory compliance.

American Business Water Coalition launched to support water infrastructure investment

(UI) — The American Business Water Coalition (ABWC), established to address the critical need for more federal investment into our nation’s water infrastructure, officially launched on June 13. The coalition provides businesses with a platform to urge Congress to increase investment in water infrastructure and ensure access to safe, reliable and affordable water for all.