Water Rehabilitation

Miami-Dade water, sewer department invests over $599 million in infrastructure upgrades

WASD’s $7.8 billion multi-year CIP will result in both water and wastewater system-wide enhancements to overcome a vast range of challenges, from addressing aging infrastructure to building capacity and reliability throughout the county's systems.

Mississippi’s capital city is considering a unique plan to slash water rates for poor people

The manager of the long-troubled water system in Mississippi’s capital city proposed a slight rate increase for most residents Friday alongside what he said is a first-in-the-nation proposal to reduce water rates for low-income people who get government help with grocery bills.

Connecticut breaks ground on $33 million lead service line replacement program

As part of the scope of work, Arcadis is providing planning, design, and construction management services to New London to help identify and eliminate lead service lines throughout the city.

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.

EPA to accelerate nationwide lead pipe removal through new GLO initiative

GLO will specifically help participating communities identify lead services lines, develop replacement plans, and apply for funding to get the lead out.

EPA, New Jersey partner to accelerate lead service line replacement in 10 underserved communities

The communities are receiving water technical assistance (WaterTA) to identify lead pipes in their water systems, access infrastructure funds, and develop plans to replace lead pipes that pose risks to human health.

California American Water completes $2.2 million San Diego water infrastructure upgrades

California American Water recently completed the Grove Avenue Water Main Replacement Project in South San Diego, replacing 2,400 linear feet of aging 8-inch steel water main with new PVC main, installing new service pipes for 22 customers, upgrading five fire hydrants, and replacing 19 gate valves.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

US military to begin draining leaky fuel tank facility that poisoned Pearl Harbor drinking water

The military next week plans to begin draining fuel from World War II-era underground fuel tanks in Hawaii, nearly two years after the massive facility sickened 6,000 people when it leaked jet fuel into a Pearl Harbor drinking water well.

Federal, local officials secure $450 million dredging deal to clean up Milwaukee waterways

Federal, state and local officials have agreed to spend about $450 million to dredge contaminated sediment from Milwaukee’s Lake Michigan harbor and area rivers.

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.

AECOM partners with Chicago Department of Water Management on city-wide water system improvements

Across the city of Chicago, AECOM-DBS will support the ongoing delivery of high-quality drinking water and efficient management of waste and stormwater infrastructure, as well as the replacement of 400,000 lead service lines.

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.