Sewer

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.

Combined sewage systems increase overflow issues in Wisconsin

The president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes voiced his concerns about how sewage systems are holding up in Wisconsin given the increased levels of rain, specifically the overflowing of older infrastructure that collects both wastewater and stormwater.

Gas-fired power plant construction paused by NJ governor moves forward

A New Jersey sewage treatment plant in a predominantly minority neighborhood is pressing forward with its plan to build a gas-fired power plant, three months after the state's governor paused the proposal to make sure it does not overly burden the already polluted community.

United Rentals announces Confined Space Safety Week digital learning series

The webinars will take place the week of May 9 and will review steps that utilities and contractors can take to create safe environments for workers operating in confined spaces.

New York directs $168 million to upgrade town’s crumbling sewage system

After the docu-series “Wasteland” brought attention to the failure of the water and sewer system in Mount Vernon, New York, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $168 million in investments for replacements and upgrades.

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.

400 water and sewer systems in Alabama apply for $225 million of grant money

Almost 400 public water and sewer systems in Alabama have applied for grants to repair and upgrade their systems through a program funded by COVID-19 relief money, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management said.

Houston approves use of SuperCover to prevent inflow and infiltration

The City of Houston recently approved the use of SuperCover. It is now the only composite manhole cover approved by the fourth largest city in America.

Emerald spurs next generation of water infrastructure diagnostics with SewerAI investment

Emerald invests in SewerAI, a water infrastructure service provider in an effort to expand water infrastructure modernization.

Applications open for WVa residents for water, sewer bill assistance

West Virginia residents are now able to apply for help to pay for water or wastewater bills.

Flood Protection Program Virtual Industry Day set for April 21

The City of Virginia Beach is hosting a free virtual Flood Protection Program Virtual Industry Day on April 21 that's exclusive to engineers and contractors to learn about bid opportunities for the latest City stormwater and flood mitigation projects.

KEG Technologies eliminates pipe obstructions with superior cleaning nozzles

KEG Technologies uses superior cleaning nozzles to effectively eliminate underground pipe obstructions.

Former sewer district bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement

A former North Carolina sewer district bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement of nearly half a million dollars.

EPA chief witnesses sewage problems in Alabama’s Black Belt

The administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency said he witnessed “unacceptable” problems with raw sewage fouling properties of residents of Alabama’s Black Belt.

Detroit program to reduce basement flooding from storms

A new program will launch in Detroit to target basement flooding from intense storms by preventing the overload of sewer systems.

South Carolina Senate to discuss aid for water, fiber upgrades

The South Carolina Senate will debate how to allocate federal spending money with proposed spending for water, sewer, and broadband upgrades.

Mississippi investing nearly $25M in site development

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

Alabama lawmakers approve $700M plan for relief funds

Lawmakers in Alabama have given the final approval for relief funds that will go toward broadband, water and sewer projects and healthcare reimbursements.

ASTM releases a new standard for cleaning VCP

ASTM releases a new standard for cleaning municipal sanitary sewer lines.

Xcel seeks change in radioactive waste storage in Minnesota

Xcel is planning to change how it stores radioactive waste to cut costs and ease transportation.

Tennessee city claims Georgia sewer utility owes over $25M in unpaid bills

The city of Chattanooga claims that a Georgia utility owes more than $25 million but the utility says the amount is less than $300,000.

South Carolina Prison Must Pay $920,000 Water and Sewer Bill

A prison in South Carolina is facing a hefty water and sewer bill to end a four year dispute.

Mono Steel Building Structures for Seattle Ship Canal Water Quality Project

Mono Steel designs qualified steel structures for major projects all over the world, and now has been hired for the Seattle Ship Canal Water Quality Project.

A Mississippi City Dumped 6B Gallons of Partly Treated Sewage

The City of Jackson dumped more than 6 billion gallons of sewage in 2020, years after agreeing to clean up its act.

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.

An Indiana City Announces Use of New Smart Sewer Technology

The City of South Bend, Indiana, will be using a new smart sewer system designed by Xylem.

Gate 5 Energy Partners Receives $1.6 Million for a New Sewage Treatment Technology

Gate 5 Energy Partners has received a grant to build and use a new eco-friendly wastewater treatment and resource recovery system.

Louisiana Receiving Water System Applications for Grants

Louisiana has received several grant applications for water system upgrades throughout the state.