Water Rehabilitation

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.

EPA issues guidance to help communities locate dangerous lead water pipes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing guidance that will help communities and water utilities identify lead pipes that connect drinking water service to homes and other buildings.

Audit: California too slow to repair infrastructure of contaminated water systems

The water that comes out of the tap for more than 900,000 Californians is unsafe to drink and the state isn’t acting fast enough to help clean it up, state auditors said in a report.

Pittsburgh utility lands $209 million loan to fund water infrastructure upgrades

PennVest has awarded a $209 million loan to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to fund its Water Reliability Plan, a massive initiative to upgrade the city’s drinking water infrastructure.

Tampa planning $200 million water infrastructure repair project

The City of Tampa, Florida, is replacing dozens of miles of aging underground pipes in several neighborhoods, which should improve water pressure and water quality

City completes $34 million drinking water connection in City Island, NY

The NYC Department of Design and Construction announced on Wednesday the completion of a $34 million project to upgrade the drinking water connection to City Island in the Bronx.

Disrepair contributes to severe water shortage in Kentucky town

Leak detection and repair crews have identified and fixed waterlines — work that’s estimated to be saving more than 100,000 gallons of water per day, in Marion, Kentucky.

Navajo president allocates $215 million in federal aid for water infrastructure improvements

Navajo Nation leaders have finalized an agreement on spending priorities for more than $1 billion in federal pandemic relief to improve water, sanitation, housing and communications infrastructure.

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Colorado Developer Progressing Plans for $2.3 Billion Water Pipeline, EPA Announces $6.5 Billion in Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects and more.

$27 million investment to improve infrastructure, water protection in Avalon Peninsula, Canada

Canadian officials announced more than $27 million in funding for three projects to improve public services and protect waters in St. John's, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, and other surrounding communities.

Stantec to oversee $7.6 billion wastewater project in British Columbia

Stantec has been selected as a consultant for the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (IIWWTP) Projects, a $7.6 billion multiyear program, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ukraine lays out $750 billion postwar 'recovery plan' to restore water pipes, gas lines

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday laid out a $750 billion recovery plan for postwar reconstruction which will be used to rebuild water pipes, gas lines and other battered infrastructure.

KUB continues investment in East Tennessee water, sewer, natural gas, and fiber optic infrastructure

As infrastructure across the U.S. ages and communities begin to feel the impact, Knoxville Utilities Board continues what it started 15 years ago to ensure its safe and reliable utility services do not suffer as a result of aging infrastructure.

Boston commissioners advance $150 million sewer separation project

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission has advanced the next phase of the East Boston Sewer Separation project, involving separating approximately 230 acres of combined sewer area, along with installing new storm drains, updating existing sewers, replacing adjacent aging water mains, and modifying existing regulator structures.

EPA opens $18 million fund for technical assistance for rural, tribal wastewater improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced up to $18 million in available federal funding to build the pipeline of Technical Assistance providers that can serve rural, small and tribal municipalities through the Clean Water Act Prevention, Reduction, and Elimination of Pollution Grant Program.

Michigan officials to request $12 million loan to upgrade water infrastructure in Flint

The Flint Department of Public Works plans to request roughly $12 million in funding to upgrade the city’s water supply infrastructure, news station WEYI-TV reported on Wednesday.

Stantec secures contract to upgrade water treatment plant in Canada

Stantec has received a contract for engineering during construction and commissioning portions of the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Renewal Project in Saskatchewan, Canada, the company said on Thursday.

Missouri city to have lead water pipes removed, once they are located

Officials believe adding monochloramine to Trenton, Missouri’s drinking water in 2014 corroded old lead pipes. By the next time the city was required to test for lead in the water in 2017, dangerous amounts were detected.

Louisiana congressmen seek more time to use Orleans Katrina infrastructure aid

Members of Congress from Louisiana are calling for federal officials to extend deadlines for spending Hurricane Katrina recovery funds on New Orleans road and water infrastructure projects.

Yellowstone road, bridge rehabilitation following floods to cost over $1 billion

Floodwaters wiped out numerous bridges, washed out miles of roads and closed Yellowstone Park last week with the scope of damage being tallied at upwards of $1 billion to rebuild in the environmentally sensitive landscape, according to officials.

Northwest Pipe Company to develop transmission pipeline for Utah water project

Northwest Pipe Company has been selected to design and develop 12,200 feet of pipe for the Salem Reach 1 of the Spanish Fork Santaquin pipeline project, which will deliver water to the ten rural communities in southern Utah.

EPA reveals $6.5 billion in funding available for water infrastructure projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the 2022 notices of funding availability for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program, which will provide up to $6.5 billion in total funding to support $13 billion in water infrastructure projects while creating more than 40,000 jobs.

$7 billion federal loan program brightens future for aging US dams

Eight years after Congress created the program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the U.S.

House passes $25.3 billion bill to fund water protection, restoration projects

The U.S. House of Representatives have approved an infrastructure bill that will provide $25.3 billion to 22 Army Corps of Engineers to fund storm and flood protection, ecological restoration, harbor dredging and other projects around the country.

Plan to remove and restore Snake River dams deemed too costly

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, unveiled a plan last year to breach the four giant hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state at a cost of $1.4 billion to preserve endangered salmon runs, but finding other ways to provide electricity could cost up to $27.2 billion.

Public water utilities say Senate bill will force up rates

Legislation criticized by opponents as a vehicle for-profit water companies to take over municipal water authorities in Pennsylvania by imposing expensive regulations on them passed the Republican-controlled state Senate on Tuesday.

Pipeline rupture in Tempe, Ariz. reveals larger water infrastructure issue

Thousands of homes in Tempe, Arizona, could be facing critically-deteriorated sewage pipes underneath them, which was exposed by a recent pipe rupture that spilled around 8 million gallons of water and closed a major Phoenix-area highway, 12 News reported.

New Jersey receives record 679 requests for water infrastructure improvement projects

The state of New Jersey has received a total of 679 requests totaling nearly $7 billion for necessary water quality improvements and other public-health protection projects, according to its Water Infrastructure Improvement Plan that was released last week.

Des Moines, Iowa utility tries cooperation to reduce farm runoff

A Des Moines utility has for years engaged in a bitter struggle to clean up drinking water that comes from rivers teeming with agricultural pollutants, filing lawsuits, proposing legislation and even public shaming to try to force farmers to reduce runoff from their fields.

Utah getting $70 million of federal funding for water infrastructure repairs

Many dams, aqueducts, water treatment plants and canals in Utah are getting so old that their ability to supply available water is compromised.