Sewer Construction

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.

Inflation rates taking toll on new US infrastructure projects

Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects across the U.S., driving up costs so much that state and local officials are postponing projects, scaling back others and reprioritizing their needs.

$1 Billion Wastewater Plant Upgrade Leverages Modern Solutions

Across North America, population booms are putting pressure on the capacity limitations of aging municipal wastewater treatment plants.

Vermont governor approves $104 million budget for water infrastructure projects

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed an $8.1 billion state budget into law that delegates $104 million to water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure projects.

West Virginia city officials discuss tapping federal relief money for water, sewer projects

Members of the Public Works Committee of Wheeling City Council discussed using federal pandemic relief money to fund stormwater and sanitary sewer projects during a city council meeting last week.

Sacramento gets $3.5 million federal funding for stormwater projects

Sacramento, Calif., will get $3.5 million in federal funding to help pay for underground reservoirs to harden parts of the combined storm and sewage system within the city’s aging underground infrastructure.

Montgomery County, Ky kicks off construction on $65M sewer project

The Montgomery County Sewer Modernization and Revitalized Treatment (SMART) Project broke ground at the Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Boone County, Kentucky. The construction includes a new pump station and a pretreatment facility at the site.

NY completes $148M investment in infrastructure upgrades to reduce flooding

The $148 million investment in Southern Brooklyn brings 6.5 miles of new sewers to reduce flooding and improve the health of Fresh Creek and Jamaica Bay.

South Dakota water board grants $431 million for rural water system infrastructure upgrades

The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources approved $431 million in grants and loans for almost 30 rural water systems throughout the state.

STV infrastructure projects win American Council of Engineering Companies awards

STV, an engineering, architectural, planning and program and construction management services company, earned awards for sewer, water and wastewater projects from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Mississippi investing nearly $25M in site development

Mississippi invests in site development including improvements to water and sewer systems.

Mississippi City Increases Water and Sewer Rates More Than 16%

A Mississippi city will see a significant increase in water and sewer bills to pay loans from the state.

Baltimore Reports 2 Sewer Discharges of Unknown Amounts

Two sewer discharges were reported releasing an unknown amount in Baltimore.

Details of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Affecting the Underground Construction Industry

The numbers are out for the bipartisan infrastructure plan that will allocate money to help improve the country's infrastructure.

Indiana Sewage Tunnel Project Completes Latest Phase

Fort Wayne finished its new sewer tunnel after 14 years of construction.

Reiss Engineering and CHA Consulting Now CHA

CHA Consulting acquired Reiss Engineering and rebranded its name to CHA.

City of Houston Selects LAN to Design New Sewer Line

LAN has been selected to design a new sewer line in Houston, Texas.

City of Laredo to Build Sewer Tunnel for Water Transportation to Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Laredo in Texas is set to build a new sewer tunnel for transportation of wastewater from the Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Poised for Progress: Prescott One Step Closer to Centralized Wastewater System

The popular adage “out with the old, in with the new” is often associated with enthusiasm and fanfare. Yet, in the world of sewer replacement and expansion, the true test of a successful project is having the work go almost unnoticed by the public.

Eliminating the Need for Pulling Augers

S.J. Louis Companies recently deployed an auger-boring steerable rock system to complete an on-grade sewer install in record time.

Stantec to Lead Major Wastewater Development Project in Egypt

Global engineering services company Stantec has been selected to head up a massive wastewater infrastructure improvement project for the Fayoum governate in Egypt.

Lametti & Sons Completes Complex Microtunneling Project

Lametti & Sons recently completed a complex microtunneling project as part of a $5 billion infrastructure development in Rochester, MN.

North Carolina Rural Communities Getting Over $2 Million for Water Infrastructure Upgrades

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved grant requests to local governments in excess of $2.5 million to improve and update water and sewer infrastructure.

2020 Outlook and Utility & Communications Construction Update

The United States construction market is steady and growing slightly amidst the second-longest period of sustained economic expansion since 1964. Despite fears of an impending slowdown, FMI Research projects that construction put-in-place will increase year-over-year by slightly less than 1 percent in 2019 (down from 3 percent in 2018).

Construction Begins to Repair Damage From 120 Million Gallon Sewer Leaks in Florida

Construction has begun to repair damaged sewer lines in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after nearly 130 million gallons of sewer water leaked over several days last December.

East Trunk Sewer Project Solves Weather Risk

Kimberly Paggioli, P.E. While rain is often a welcome sight along the western shore of Lake Michigan, some Mequon, Wis., residents and business owners began to eye the prospect of precipitation with dread. After numerous hazardous and costly sanitary sewer backups, it was clear that a plan of acti..

Belfast Completes $5.5 Million Sewer Upgrade Project

NI Water has completed a $5.5 million (5 million euro) upgrade of major sewers within the city center of Belfast, Northern Ireland, to reduce flooding and improve water quality in the River Lagan.

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.

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.

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