Sewer

$234 Billion CAPEX Expected over Next 10 Years for Water/Wastewater Infrastructure

More than $234 billion of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are forecasted over the next decade to address aging municipal water and wastewater pipe network infrastructure. Precipitated by decades of underinvestment, municipal utilities are under increasing pressure to address deteriorating linear assets at a faster pace.

Sewer Blockage Pushes Waste Into 300 New York City Homes

A blocked sewer main flooded basements last month with brown filth and left residents in the neighborhood near New York City’s Kennedy Airport feeling sickened by the stench.

New Mexico Communities get Funding for Water Projects

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is directing nearly $34 million in federal funding for improvements to water and wastewater systems in New Mexico, including projects at Laguna Pueblo and the cities of Lordsburg and Truth or Consequences.

USDA to Invest Over $630 Million in Water Improvement for Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy has announced that the department is investing $635 million in 122 projects to improve water systems and wastewater handling services in rural communities in 42 states.

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.

NJ American Water to Purchase Long Hill Township Sewer System

New Jersey American Water said it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Township of Long Hill, N.J. for $12.7 million.

Don't Blame the Fatbergs: Collapsed Pipe Caused NYC Sewage Backup

New York City officials initially named fatbergs as the likely suspect when 127 homes were flooded with raw sewage last month. But an investigation found that the flooding was caused by a collapsed pipe, a newspaper reported, opening the city to liability damages that could reach millions of dollars.

US: Barrel Company Used Hidden Drain to Pollute County Sewer

A Seattle barrel company indicted in a "long-running pollution conspiracy" is accused of using a hidden drain to pump caustic wastewater directly into the King County sewer system.

Austin Approves $78 Million Wastewater Upgrades

The Austin City Council this week approveda $78 million project to expand the capacity of its wastewater treatment facility to 10.4 million gallons per day (MGD) from 8.475.

LAN Starts Construction of Conroe Treatment Plant

Construction has started on a $60 million wastewater treatment plant for Conroe, Texas—the fast-growing U.S. city—located north of Houston.

New Mexico Communities get Funding for Water Projects

Nearly $34 million in federal funding is being funneled to New Mexico to help make improvements to water and wastewater systems.

Sewer Blockage Pushes Waste Into 300 New York City Homes

Experts suspect "fatbergs" were to blame for a blocked sewer main that flooded basements with brown filth over the weekend and left residents of a New York City neighborhood feeling sickened by the stench.

USDA to Invest Over $630 Million in Water Improvement for Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing over $630 million in water infrastructure improvements for rural communities across 42 states.

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.

Cranbrook, B.C. Completes Sewer Relining Project

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

EPA Funds Completion of Rhode Island Tunnel Project

Rhode Island officials finally have an end in sight for a $1.5 billion system of tunnels to prevent tainted stormwater from entering Narragansett Bay, following federal funding approval to help complete the project

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.