Sewer

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.

Arkansas Suggests Answers for Bethel Heights Wastewater Woes

Arkansas regulators have suggested two possible solutions to the wastewater woes Bethel Heights has struggled since 2007 to resolve: connect to another wastewater treatment system, or build a new facility.

Steering Through Sandy Soils to Upgrade City Sewer System

The economy in Garden City, Kan., is strong with the recent opening of a Dairy Farmers of America plant. Approximately 4 million pounds of milk from regional farmers makes its way to the plant each day, which has led to expansion for many other companies throughout the area. To keep up with the expected growth from the dairy industry and retail stores being constructed nearby, Garden City is upgrading existing utilities to ensure they are prepared to handle current and future needs.

How to Select the Right Trench Protection System

How a utility contractor chooses to excavate on a job site can make all the difference in the project outcome. When you consider that 30 to 40 percent of all excavations lack the appropriate protective solutions, it should come as no surprise that projects are often over budget and overdue. When you add the very real risk of injury or death, a lack of proper protection makes no sense at all.

Sewer Construction Grants Targeted for Big but Speculative Increase

There seems to be a good chance that Congress will pass a reauthorization of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), given strong bi-partisan support for the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019 (H.R. 1497).

EPA Announces New WIFIA Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making funding available to provide an estimated $6 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans in 2019. “Through WIFIA, we are addressing several of President Trump’s top priorities, simultaneously: modernizing our nati..

EPA Announces $2.6 Billion in Availability for Water Improvement Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $2.6 billion in new funds to assist states, tribes and territories with improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across the country.

Montana Governor OKs $400 Million in Infrastructure Spending

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work.

Stormwater Needs Survey Shows $7.5B Annual Funding Gap

A recent analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country.

Anchorage Utility Will Drain City Lake to Repair Sewer Pipe

An Anchorage utility is draining a city lake to repair a sewer line.

Indiana Sewer Project Unearths Trove of Mastodon Bones

Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall.

Unusual Sliplining Solutions Developed on Los Angeles Project

Rehabilitating or replacing large-diameter sewer lines in heavily populated areas always is a challenge: heavy traffic complicates work and causes disruptions and traffic delays, creating a ripple affect extending far beyond the construction zones.

Fort Wayne Announces $100 Million in Utility Infrastructure Investments

City officials in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Monday announced plans to invest $100 million in city neighborhoods for stormwater protection, sanitary sewer improvements, and water pipe upgrades.