Sewer

South Carolina: Google can Pump Drinking Water for Servers

South Carolina is allowing Google to cool its servers by pumping nearly 550 million gallons of water annually from a declining aquifer.

Sewage from Manhole Spills into Durham, N.C. Creek

City officials in Durham, N.C., said the state Department of Environmental Quality was notified after a buildup of rags blocked a sewer main and caused a spill into Ellerbe Creek.

New Orleans Could Get Up to $111 Million Loan for Sewer Upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a $111 million loan for the City New Orleans to help upgrade and improve its aging sewer infrastructure.

USDA Investing in Coastal Maine Sewer Improvements

The USDA is investing nearly $1 million in sewer improvements for a coastal town in Maine.

Sewer Flows Cause Sinkhole in Road, 2 Injured

Water flow issues in a Louisiana sewer system created a sinkhole in a road swallowing a car and injuring two people.

Brooklyn Residents Upset Over “Massive Havoc” Caused by Infrastructure Project

Hundreds of residents in the Brooklyn are of New York City attended a meeting recently to voice their frustration over the disruptions caused by utility companies working on an infrastructure improvement project.

Cranbrook, B.C. Completes Sewer Relining Project

The City of Cranbrook’s 2019 Capital Works Program is wrapping up with the recent completion of the sewer relining project in the downtown area.

Belfast Completes $5.5 Million Sewer Upgrade Project

NI Water has completed a $5.5 million upgrade of major sewers within the city center of Belfast, Northern Ireland, to reduce flooding and improve water quality in the River Lagan.

Lane Wins First Washington Contract with $255 Million Seattle Project

(UC) — Lane Construction said it won its first contract in the state of Washington—construction of a water storage tunnel to reduce polluted overflows into Seattle's Lake Washington Ship Canal. (photo: Lane Construction..

Queens, New York Breaks Ground on $139 Million Upgrade Project

A New York neighborhood has broken ground on a $139 million renovation across 25 blocks which will include, among other things, several miles of sewer and water infrastructure upgrades.

Zimbabwe's Capital Runs Dry as Taps Cut Off for 2M People

Tempers flared this week as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water after authorities shut down the main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles even more.

Trump Threatens EPA Action Against San Francisco

President Donald Trump accused San Francisco of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles, to go through storm drains into the ocean.

Aqua Pennsylvania Acquires Delaware County Wastewater Assets

The municipal water authority for Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has agreed to sell its wastewater assets to a subsidiary of Aqua America for $276.5 million.

Sewage Dumping at Airport Caused No Contamination

State regulators say Rapid City Regional Airport did not cause contamination when it dumped sewage on its property last month.

Michigan Offers Grants for Rural Industry, Infrastructure

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is offering grants supporting land-based industries and infrastructure that benefit rural communities.

U.S. Construction Spending Rose a Slight 0.1% in July

U.S. construction spending ticked up just 0.1% in July, aided by government spending on schools, sewers and the water supply.

U.S. Water, Wastewater Costs on Rise

U.S. municipal water and wastewater utility bills grew at an inflation-adjusted 3.6% over the last year to an household average $104 per month, according to a new index, which has raised concerns about both affordability and volatility across regions.

Metheun Construction Recognized for Challenging Portsmouth Plant Upgrade

Methuen Construction's work on the largest public works project in Portsmouth, NH, history helped earn the firm a place on a list of the top 200 environmental firms.

Florida County Awards 30-Mile Sewer Assessment to Electro Scan

Electro Scan was chosen by the Hillsborough County, Public Utilities Department, Florida, to support its Inflow/Infiltration study for the Dale Mabry Wastewater Collection Basin, the company announced.

Kansas City's Smart Sewer Program Selects Electro Scan for 22-Mile Sewer Condition Assessment Project

Electro Scan Inc. has announced that its patented technology has been selected for a 22-mile sewer condition assessment project for the City of Kansas City, Missouri as part of Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program.

3 Million Gallons of Untreated Sewage Spill into Puget Sound

Puget Sound beaches were temporarily closed after millions of gallons of sewage flowed into the water.

CIPP Under a Golf Course

Plano, Texas, embarked on a mission in 2015 to rehabilitate more than three miles of reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) after a condition assessment had shown deterioration due to corrosion from H2S (hydrogen sulfide) sewer gas.

Construction Worker in Encino Dies After Trench Collapse

Authorities say a worker repairing an underground sewer line at an Encino home died after the trench he was working in partially collapsed.

2 Contractors Found Dead in Sewer, Cause Unknown

Officials say two contractors working in a sewer about 30 feet below street level have died.

Black Construction Awarded $122 Million for Guam Wastewater Project

Black Construction has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $122 million by the Guam Waterworks Authority to upgrade the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Village of Dededo.

Illinois Governor Signs $45 Billion State Construction Bill

Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a plan that will pour $45 billion into state construction projects to build and upgrade roads, bridges, parks and schools — and will require drivers, smokers and gamblers to pick up the tab.

City of Detroit to Upgrade Aging Water, Sewer Systems

Water and sewer systems across Detroit are being upgraded neighborhood by neighborhood.

Louisville, KY Set to Build $200 Million Sewer Tunnel

In order to protect itself from waterway overflow, the City of Louisville is preparing to build a 20-foot wide underground sewer tunnel, to the tune of $200 million.

Brown and Caldwell

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, was selected by King County, Wash., Wastewater Treatment Division as prime consultant on development of the county’s Clean Water Plan. This four-year effort will chart a path for future water-quality investments and initiatives in the central Puget Sound region.

Worker Rescued After Trench Collapse in Western Michigan

A construction worker has been hospitalized after being rescued from a trench that collapsed in western Michigan.