June Newsline: Orlando's 5-year wastewater plan; IA sewer grant; Texas invests in wind and more

June 2010 Vol. 65 No. 6

Orlando plans 5-year wastewater upgrade
Ottumwa, IA awarded grant for sewer project
Texas invests in wind-power future
EPA orders 79 municipalities to improve stormwater management

Thames Water to invest heavily in aging infrastructure
New Jersey American Water seeks new rates, conservation programs
Kansas City to reduce sewer overflows
Piedmont to construct natural gas pipeline
U.S. Steel CEO Surma sees economic recovery
NASA to use HDD for wind power project
Top 50 Latin American infrastructure projects released
Missouri to improve wastewater system
EPRI collaborative aims to improve efficiency of transmission grid
In Memoriam: Keith Wilson, Donald Rees

Orlando plans 5-year wastewater upgrade
In April, the city council of Orlando, FL, considered a Capital Financing Plan that included $10 million per year in funding from the State Revolving Fund (SRF) program to fund a $50 million list of wastewater upgrades during the next five years.

The city’s total wastewater capital improvement plan is $144 million. About 32 percent of the plan would be funded by SRF, while 36 percent would be funded by revenue bonds and the rest would be paid for by cash reserves and future revenue.

The plan, beginning in fiscal year 2010-11 and ending in fiscal year 2014-15, includes: