Water Rehabilitation

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.

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.

Prosecutors, utility huddle with residents of 'Gasland' town regarding polluted drinking water

Residents of a rural community whose drinking water has been contaminated for 14 years met Monday night with high-level officials in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office, a clear indication of movement in the state's long-running criminal case against a gas driller charged with polluting the aquifer.

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.

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.

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.

Jackson’s water system at the mercy of political spending rhetoric

Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed to have helped block money to fund water system repairs in the capital city.

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.

Water restrictions lifted in LA County after pipeline repair

Water officials lifted a temporary ban on outdoor watering in parts of Los Angeles County after emergency repairs were completed on a pipeline that brings Colorado River water to Southern California.

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.

Racism seen as root of water crisis in Mississippi capital

Jackson had already been under a state health department boil-water notice for a month when flooding back in August overwhelmed the treatment system. Water pressure abruptly dropped, emptying faucets for days. How did this happen? Residents, politicians, experts and activists say systemic racism is the root cause.

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.

EPA official tours Flint’s upgraded water infrastructure

Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 administrator Debra Shore visited Flint, Michigan, this week to inspect the city’s upgraded water infrastructure.

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.