Oil/Gas Pipelines

Contractors Recognized for Work on Sewer, Stormwater Projects

David Mancini & Sons, Inc. and Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc. have received Gordian’s 2017 Harry H. Mellon Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting for their work on a storm water drainage project in Miami, Fla. and a sewer rehabilitation project in San Mateo, Calif., respectively...

Mississippi Delta City's 2-Year-Old Sewer Line Fails

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi delta city is being asked to declare a state of emergency after a sewer line has separated. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that a 24-inch (61-centimeter) underground sewer line has separated in Greenwood, causing a section of road between the city’s w..

California Town, Water District Fined for Sewer Spills Into Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the city of Oakland and a water district are being fined $350,000 for allegedly allowing sewage water to flow into the San Francisco Bay. The EPA says in a statement Tuesday that Oakland will have to pay more than $220,000 in ..

SPX to Acquire CUES

SPX Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase CUES, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pipeline inspection and rehabilitation equipment headquartered in Orlando, Fla. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of SPX will be merged with CUES’ parent company, ELXSI Corporation..

Blocked Pipeline Sends Sewage Into New Hampshire Brook

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Manchester’s public works department is trying to fix a blocked sewer line that has caused sewage to leak into a brook. WMUR-TV reports that the city’s environmental protection division was notified of the problem Saturday night in a brook that flows into Stevens Pond...

Excavator Causes Puerto Rico Power Outage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday after an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line, officials said, as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said it co..

Fears of Sewer Pipe Collapse Close 3 Blocks of Major Street

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fears of a cave-in courtesy a possible sewer pipe collapse have closed part of a major downtown Louisville street. Metropolitan Sewer District spokeswoman Sheryl Lauder told the Courier Journal that officials sent probes into the 60-year-old, 84-inch (213-centimeter) di..

Sewer Spill Fouls Creek, Wetlands in North Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – More than 600,000 gallons of sewage and wastewater spilled into a Florida nature park, fouling a creek and wetlands. The Gainesville Sun reports that the two spills closed Loblolly Nature Park in Gainesville as crews suctioned up polluted water and fixed damaged pipes at tw..

Juniper Capital Management Acquires Sewer Rehabilitation Companies

Infrastructure Services Group (ISG), a new investment platform created by Juniper Capital Management, in partnership with ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity and LionsWing Capital Partners LLC, has acquired Green Mountain Pipeline Services and Mr. Rehab Sewer Systems. Green Mountain and Mr. Sewer provid..

Heavy Rain Causes Sewer Overflow into Willamette River

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland officials say recent heavy rainfall has caused its combined sewer system to overflow into the Willamette River. The Bureau of Environmental Services says the overflows started at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday and continued into the afternoon. The agency says it doesn’t know ..

Crews Continue Removing Oil from Underwater Electric Cables

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Crews continue to remove coolant fluid from electric cables that sprang a leak in the Straits of Mackinac earlier this week. The U.S. Coast Guard says about 600 gallons (2,271 liters) of mineral-based synthetic oil escaped into the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michig..

5th Day of Water Shortages in Greece’s Second-Largest City

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a fifth day because of damage to an old pipeline. The center and northwestern parts of Greece’s second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline th..

Equipment Failure Causes Oregon Sewer Spill

MONMOUTH, Ore. (AP) – Officials say about 1.3 million gallons of partially treated sewage went into the Willamette River after an equipment failure at the city of Monmouth’s waste water treatment facility. The Statesman Journal reports that the city of about 10,000 people located near Salem waited ..

NTSB: Dallas Natural Gas Leaks Reported Some 2 Months Before Fatal Blast

DALLAS (AP) — A preliminary federal report indicates natural gas leaks were first detected in a Dallas neighborhood nearly two months before another leak led to a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl. The report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board says leaks in the..

Sewer Issues in Florida Linger After Hurricane Irma

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mike Dana gazes at a caramel-colored canal where fish seldom bite, dolphins rarely swim, but where clumps of feces sometimes can be seen floating past in the lazy water. “There was always a show,” Dana says of the birds, fish and other “actors” he once watche..

Hurricane Harvey's Toxic Impact Deeper than Public Told

HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America’s largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm’s environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly acknowledged. Piecing together county, state and federal r..

North Carolina City Blames Baby Wipes for Sewer Spill

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina city say baby wipes flushed down toilets are to blame for a spill that sent 4,000 gallons of untreated sewage into a creek. The City of Jacksonville says in a statement on social media that the spill occurred late Monday, sending sewage ..

HDD: DRILLING FLUIDS

Wyo-Ben wyoben.com Wyo-Ben Inc. has responded to increasing regulatory pressure and customer inquiries on the disposal of spent drilling fluids by introducing SOLIDIBOND 1.1 and SOLIDIBOND 2.2.  Slurries solidified with SOLIDIBOND pass the paint filter test, allowing for less-expensive disposal as..

Rehab Product Focus: Sliplining

ADS ads-pipe.com NEWLINER Culvert Pipe from Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, with smooth outer and inner walls, designed specifically for relining underground culverts. The corrosion- and abrasion-resistant HDPE handles a pH range from 1.25 to 14. Av..

Standard Bearers: Philip Wildbore

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO just completed its 42nd year and continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As the association experiences remarkable growth, this series profiles those who have made significant contributions, and impacted the continued ac..

Grand Canyon Pipeline Breaks Prompt More Steps to Save Water

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is implementing more stringent water use restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the pipeline that supplies the South Rim. Park officials say the park will remain in conservation mode until water in stor..

Timeline Set for Environmental Analysis of Alaska LNG Project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal agency responsible for studying the environmental impact of the Alaska LNG project has released a timeline for completing its review. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that it plans to release a draft of the final Environmental Impact..

Vermont Town Discovers Leak Spewing Raw Sewage into Nearby River

BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — Officials in a Vermont town say a broken sewer pipe has spewed over 1 million gallons of raw sewage into the Neshobe River, which flows into Lake Champlain. Brandon town officials say they don’t know when the pipe broke or how long it was leaking sewage. WPTZ-TV reports the town..

Many Metro Atlanta Residents Told to Keep Boiling Water

ATLANTA (AP) — Schools were resuming and a highway in metro Atlanta has reopened after a massive water main break in one of Georgia’s largest counties, but residents are still being advised to continue boiling water. DeKalb County officials said late Wednesday that water pressure was being re..

San Diego Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation of 1,100 Homes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ruptured gas pipeline in San Diego was capped Wednesday after the leak prompted the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes and shut down a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of freeway for about nine hours. A construction worker helping with a road expansion project accidentally dri..

Water Pressure Begins to Return in Metro Atlanta

DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say water pressure is beginning to return to parts of a Georgia county after a major water main break shut down schools and businesses in a large part of metro Atlanta. DeKalb County authorities said Wednesday afternoon that crews had isolated the break just ..

Schools, Roads Close After Water Main Break Outside Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A massive water main break sent water gushing into neighborhoods and flooded a major highway near Atlanta on Wednesday morning, forcing more than 100 schools to close and shutting down businesses miles away. The break in a major transmission main also caused water woes for hospitals,..

Alaskan Town to Supply Water for Natural Gas Pipeline

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An 800-mile (1,287-kilometer) natural gas pipeline will use water from the city of Kenai if the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation builds its proposed liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski, the Peninsula Clarion reported Monday. The previous plan for the LNG pro..

Oysters Recalled After South Carolina Sewer Spill

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Health officials in South Carolina have ordered a recall of oysters harvested where a sewage spill occurred last month. Media outlets reported the Department of Health and Environmental Control estimates about 2.4 million gallons (9 million liters) of raw sewage flowed into ..

Gas Service Stops for Thousands of Dallas Homes Due to Leaks

DALLAS (AP) — Natural gas service will be shut down to thousands of Dallas homes following a series of leaks that has brought repeated evacuations in the wake of a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl. Authorities announced early Thursday that gas service will be discontinued for up to th..