Water Construction

Idaho Water Board approves $14.1 million loan for aquifer recharge project

(WO) – The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved a $14.1 million loan to the Raft River Recharge Group on Nov. 25 to help finance the construction of a pump station on the Snake River, a 13-mile pipeline and recharge basins to add water to a declining aquifer in an existing critical ground water management area.

Southland wins $59 million contract to construct water pipeline in New Mexico

(UC) — Southland Holdings LLC has been awarded a $59 million contract to construct a water pipeline project for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. The scope of work includes constructing approximately 15 miles of water pipeline in Clovis, New Mexico.

Global Water Resources to provide water services to new manufacturing facility in Arizona

(UC) — Global Water Resources Inc. has received a certificate of convenience and a permit from the Arizona Corporation Commission to provide water, wastewater and recycled water services to Procter & Gamble Co.’s new manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona.

Public utility to pipe water to residents of 'Gasland' town

A new water line will deliver something that residents of a rural Pennsylvania community have gone without for the last 14 years — a clean, reliable supply of drinking water — after a public utility on Tuesday released the first details of a plan to mitigate the damage that a gas driller is charged with causing.

House Democrats request review of local water utilities

Amid an investigation into the water crisis in Mississippi's capital city, two congressional Democrats are requesting a review of the federal government's efforts to maintain local water utilities.

Oregon granted $6.6 million in funding for water projects

(UC) — The Oregon Water Resources Control Board awarded $6.6 million to two irrigation efficiency projects, an aquifer recharge plan, and additional funding for a grant that had already been authorized, the Capital Press reported.

Pflugerville, Texas, receives $52 million loan to modernize drinking water infrastructure

(UC) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $52 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to Pflugerville, Texas. The city will utilize the loan to upgrade its drinking water infrastructure and establish new pretreatment and filtration technologies to enhance the disinfection process in its water systems.

Pennsylvania allocates $236 million to 15 counties for water infrastructure renovations

(UC) — Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $236 million for 23 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects across 15 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

Pennsylvania approves use of $320 million in funding for water and sewer projects

(UC) – According to Senator Lisa Baker, the General Assembly approved use of $320 million to help communities across the commonwealth improve the reliability and quality of their water systems. A total of $214.4 million was directed to the H2O grant program and $105.6 million was directed to the Small Water and Sewer grant program.

EPA awards $30 million to disadvantage schools, communities to reduce lead in drinking water

(UC) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced projects that have been selected to receive over $30 million in grant funding, which will help make rapid progress in the Biden-Harris administration's goal of addressing lead and removing lead pipes across the country.

New York distributes $31.3 million to six municipalities for water infrastructure upgrades

(UC) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that six municipalities will receive $31.3 million in financial assistance for critical water infrastructure improvements that are crucial to protecting public health and the environment.

New Jersey American Water invests $10 million to upgrade water lines in Middletown

(UC) — The $10 million Middletown investment project by New Jersey American Water will replace the deteriorating cast-iron water lines that were put in place as far back as the 1930s with new ductile iron main, the Camden-based utility announced on Oct. 7.

27 municipalities selected to participate in NY clean water infrastructure program

(UC) — Governor Kathy Hochul has selected 27 municipalities to participate in a program in New York that will help develop asset management programs to evaluate, monitor, protect, and responsibly plan upgrades for wastewater infrastructure facilities.

Ohio governor announces $2.5 million in funding for water infrastructure upgrades

(UC) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson announced that $2.5 million in H2Ohio grants will go to four local communities to help improve drinking water quality and to repair or replace aging water and wastewater infrastructure.

New York governor kicks off construction on $11 million wastewater treatment project

(UC) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul has commenced construction on an $11 million wastewater collection and treatment facilities improvement project in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Study finds 220-mile gas pipeline ready to be converted into water transport system

(UC) — The study identified practical off-take locations, pumping stations, cleaning, retrofitting and other improvements that will enable the pipeline to be pressurized and convey approximately 25,000 acre-feet of water per year (AFY) uphill from Cadiz to Barstow on its way to the State Water Project, and approximately 30,000 AFY downhill into Cadiz for storage.

EPA awards $1.3 billion for water infrastructure upgrades to 18 states

Using money from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted 18 states more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure upgrades.

Alabama approves $348 million for water, sewer repair projects

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management awarded $348 million in grants and loans to repair and upgrade crumbling, malfunctioning and overwhelmed water and sewer systems in Alabama, benefiting residents in nearly three-quarters of the state’s counties.

Connecticut governor commends $53 million award from EPA to improve water infrastructure

(UC) — Governor Ned Lamont applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that Connecticut would receive over $53 million in federal funding from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for water infrastructure improvements.

Jackson water crisis forces residents to find alternatives

Beyond addressing the immediate crisis, Biden said he wants to provide federal support for the long-term effort to rebuild Jackson’s aging water infrastructure, which has been unreliable for years.

Water pipeline repair requires ban on LA County outdoor watering

The pipeline, called the Upper Feeder, will be shut down Sept. 6-20. A leak was discovered in April and a temporary fix was put in place while Metropolitan fabricated parts for a longer-term repair.

West Virginia receives $75 million grant to improve drinking water, wastewater systems

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $75 million award for critical infrastructure improvements in West Virginia’s Greenbrier County to support clean drinking water and sanitary wastewater systems.

California counties divvy up $40 million drought grant for water infrastructure upgrades

In an effort to help small communities address water supply challenges amid the drought crisis in the state, California's Department of Water Resources has awarded $40 million to 15 projects to make pipeline replacements and other infrastructure upgrades to improve water resilience and water quality.

Jacobs to design infrastructure for Ireland’s $1.5 billion wastewater program

Jacobs has been selected as a design consultant for Northern Ireland Water's Major Project Partnership Framework, a $1.5 billion capital program set to deliver large-scale water and wastewater projects across Northern Ireland.

Missouri American Water invests $5 million to replace 1930s water mains in Affton

The company is upgrading the aging 8- and 12-inch cast-iron water mains that were installed in the 1930s with new 12-inch and 16-inch ductile iron mains.

Kalamazoo, Mich., receives $1 million grant to replace lead water lines

The city of Kalamazoo has been awarded a $1 million grant to support the continuation of a proactive annual capital improvement program to replace lead service lines that have been in place for more than 20 years, MLive Michigan reported on Tuesday.

Infrastructure damaged by war heightens water crisis for Ukrainian city

Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces near the key city in the Donetsk region has damaged vital infrastructure that has cut residents off from gas and water for months.

Massachusetts town votes to replace aging water line following complaints

The Select Board for a town in Massachusetts recently voted 3-0 to appropriate $448,000 for work to replace an aging water line that has been the source of complaints from Hadley residents, the Amherst Bulletin reported on Monday.

Missouri American Water acquires Eureka Water and Wastewater, plans pipeline construction

Missouri American Water announced the completion of the company’s acquisition of the City of Eureka water and wastewater systems, which serve approximately 4,000 water customers and 4,000 wastewater customers.

North Carolina receives $789.4 million in funding for drinking water, wastewater projects

Governor Roy Cooper announced on July 27 that communities statewide will receive a record $789.4 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help pay for 385 projects statewide, including 140 construction projects.