Utility Infrastructure

Industry Study Evaluates Underground Facility Locating Process

A comprehensive study is now available that investigates the facility locating process and offers underground facility operators recommendations to accurately locate and mark their facilities.

Former New Orleans Mayor Landrieu to Manage Biden’s $1T plan

President Biden has chosen Mitch Landrieu, former New Orleans mayor, as supervisor of the $1 trillion infrastructure plan.

Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

President Joe Biden signs the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law on Nov. 15.

Infrastructure Victory Creates New Challenges for Biden

President Biden faces new challenges after his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill cleared Congress.

Call for Proposals for the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo Now Open

CGA invites leaders to share their damage prevention success stories and set the agenda for the next decade of damage prevention in Anaheim, Calif., in April 2022.

AT&T: Some Fiber-Optic Infrastructure Going Under Ground

AT&T announced plans to transfer areas of its Lousiana fiber-optic infrastructure underground.

EU Chief Says Key to Energy Crisis is Pushing Green Deal

The EU Chief supports reducing natural gas use to speed up the transition to clean energy.

New CGA Report Documents Pathways to Improving the Efficiency of the U.S. Damage Prevention System

A new report from Common Ground Alliance encourages innovation and new practices to address challenges facing the damage prevention industry.

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews for Big Projects

New federal regulations are reversing Trump-era environmental policy impacting major infrastructure.

Stratview Research Releases a Study on Water Treatment Chemical Market Size

A new research study predicts the water treatment chemical market size will reach $35 billion by 2026.

Companies Remind Communities to Call 811 Before Digging

Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy are reminding customers to call 811 before digging to protect underground infrastructure.

Senate Approves $1T Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Senate passes the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that will rebuild and replace several infrastructure systems across the country.

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Heads for Senate Debate

Lawmakers send a $1 trillion bipartisan bill to the Senate for final votes.

Senators, White House in Crunch Time on Infrastructure Deal

Senators and the White House worked together to come to an agreement on an infrastructure deal.

Democrats Lay Out Speculative Marker for Water Infrastructure

Speculation rises as the push for infrastructure bills has little support from Republican members of the House.

Iowa City Faces Extreme Measures to Find Clean Water

Des Moines faces difficulty finding clean water after spending millions to fix contaminated water.

Prysmian Group Awarded $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project to Promote Clean Energy Transition

Two companies partner on an underground transmission project that will provide affordable clean energy to customers.

Biden Objects to Raising Gas Tax to Pay for Infrastructure

Officials say Biden is opposed to allowing the federal gasoline tax increase at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package.

Alaska Governor Declares Disaster for Area After Flooding

Flooding in areas in northwest Alaska caused significant damage to home, roads and utility infrastructure.

Rural Maine Water Systems to Make Upgrades with Federal Help

The USDA is giving Maine more than $5.7 million to upgrade water systems in rural parts of the state.

Kleinfelder Completes Acquisition of Gas Transmission Systems

San Diego-based Kleinfelder Group said it has acquired utilities and pipeline services firm Gas Transmission Systems (GTS) for an undisclosed sum.

USDA Awards Alaska Utility $22 Million for Fiber Installation

Alaska Power & Telephone Company has been awarded $21.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to install more than 200 miles of fiber optic cable in rural Alaska.

Utility and Communications Construction Update

Despite the global pandemic forcing most people to stay indoors, utility infrastructure construction and repair work continues to chug along around the county.

Oregon City Completes In-Pipe Hydropower Project

The City of Hillsboro, Ore., has completed a project that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline.

Traverse City Utility Builds out New Fiber Network

A utility in Traverse City, Michigan is building out a new fiber broadband network across the city which includes installation of nearly 15 miles of underground cable.

Michigan Governor Announces $500 Million Water Infrastructure Plan

The governor of Michigan has announced a $500 million dollar plan to upgrade the state's water and wastewater infrastructure.

Study Predicts $52 Billion in Water Utility Trenchless Technology Investments over Next Decade

A new study by Bluefield Research expects the economic recession combined with aging water infrastructure across the country will spur over $50 billion in trenchless technology investments.

Northwest Pipe Company to Provide Pipe North Carolina Water Transmission Line

Northwest Pipe Company has been selected to provide the pipe for a steel water pipeline system as part of a water infrastructure upgrade project in North Carolina.

Illinois Regulators Approve Report on Condition of Chicago Gas Distribution Network

Regulators in Illinois have agreed with the conclusion of a report that found a natural gas distribution network replacement program in Chicago from Peoples Gas will increase public and customer safety.

Arizona’s Infrastructure Gets a “C”, Water Barely Makes the Grade

Arizona's state infrastructure received an overall grade of 'C' from the American Society of Civil Engineers with the state's water infrastructure being graded nearly last.