Water

EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state’s population, officials said Friday.

Congress considering investigation of DC’s water supply

A Washington, D.C. based congresswoman introduced provisions to the Water Resources Development Act that would study whether D.C. needs to increase its water supply.

EPA to award $21.7 million in grants to support clean, safe water for rural communities

The EPA announced its selection of technical assistance providers to receive $21.7 million in grant funding to support drinking water and wastewater systems that serve small and rural communities.

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

Nebraska's plan underscores an increasing appetite throughout the West to preemptively secure water as winter snows and year-round rainfall diminish, forcing states to reallocate increasingly scarce flows in basins such as the South Platte and the Colorado River.

Missouri American Water highlights $400 million of planned infrastructure upgrades

In celebration of National Infrastructure Week, Missouri American Water is highlighting its planned investment of approximately $400 million in water and wastewater system upgrades across the state this year.

Six months in, Biden's infrastructure plan has 4,300 projects

The law contains money to expand internet access and replace lead water pipes and for rail and public transit projects and investments to address climate change.

UN: Droughts increase nearly a third since 2000

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification said droughts are continuing to happen more frequently and last longer, accounting for a 29% increase in number and duration since 2000.

Wastewater monitoring begun during the pandemic may help prevent outbreaks

During the pandemic, the CDC developed the National Wastewater Surveillance System specifically to track COVID-19, but the same techniques work with other pathogens, including poliovirus, influenza and noroviruses.

Analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

An Associated Press analysis tallied more than 2,200 high-hazard dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition across the U.S. — up substantially from a similar AP review conducted three years ago.

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.

California Coastal Commission unanimously rejects bid for $1.4B desalination plant

The California Coastal Commission on Thursday voted unanimously against approving a permit for the Poseidon Water desalination facility in Huntington Beach.

Los Angeles wastewater tunnel project receives $441 million EPA loan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $441 million loan to Los Angeles County to replace a pair of aging wastewater tunnels that are at risk of failure during severe storms and earthquakes.

Water Replenishment District breaks ground on drought resiliency project

The Water Replenishment District (WRD) has broken ground at its Inland Injection Well Project located at the WRD Leo J. Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility in Long Beach, California.

El Paso Water completes sewage clean-up at Rio Grande riverbend

El Paso Water and its partners have successfully completed the riverbed clean-up effort following the Frontera Wastewater Emergency.

Hobas Pipe USA launches $60 Million capital investment program

Hobas Pipe USA Inc. (Hobas) has launched a $60 million, five-year capital investment program that will support the continued expansion of the company's Houston-based manufacturing facility.

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.

Federal government funding $240 million of water infrastructure repair projects

The Department of the Interior announced that $240.4 million of funding from the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will go toward 46 projects in 11 states to repair water delivery systems.

VINCI Construction to restore road, improve drainage, wastewater in West Africa

VINCI Construction has been selected to restore 93-km (58 miles) of the Coastal Road located between Dabou and Grand Lahou, which connects the country’s two main port cities — Abidjan and San Pedro. The restoration is expected to improve the drainage and wastewater network to reduce the risk of flooding.

Consolidated Water wins $20 million to build desalination plant in Cayman Islands

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. has entered an agreement with the Water Authority of the Cayman Islands to build a seawater reverse osmosis plant in George Town, Grand Cayman. The plant will produce up to 2.64 million gallons of potable water per day using two independent reverse osmosis trains.

Spokane County, Wash. helping fund $14 million water infrastructure project

The commissioners of Spokane County, Wash., are expected to give the Whitworth Water District $4 million to help pay for a $14 million infrastructure that should help bring water to an undersupplied area.

Arizona nuclear plant seeking alternative source of water

The plant uses about 65 million gallons of treated wastewater every day — more than 23 billion gallons (87 billion liters) a year — to generate electricity. That water is getting more expensive, and to keep the plant economical, Arizona Public Service Co. is exploring ways to use it wiser.

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.

EPA issues $281M loan to modernize wastewater plant in Kansas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $281 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Johnson County, Kansas, to make upgrades at the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Infrastructure upgrades complete at West Virginia’s Pipestem Resort State Park

More than $8 million in improvements have been completed at Pipestem Resort State Park in southern West Virginia, including to wastewater and waterline infrastructure.

Panama City Beach officials approve $21M offshore stormwater outfall project

The Panama City Beach city council and Mayor Mark Sheldon have approved a more than $21 million grant to fund the construction of an offshore stormwater outfall that will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico across from Lullwater Lake.

Senate committee to unveil water infrastructure bill to protect coasts, reduce flooding

Senate EPW Chair Tom Carper will release a version of the Water Resources Development Act that will include language to revamp the way the Corps addresses climate change and equity for disadvantaged, rural and tribal communities

Report urges California panel to deny desalination plant

A report urges a California coastal panel to deny a proposal to build a $1.4 billion desalination plant that would draw on the ocean to expand water sources in Southern California.

Flint announces completion of $17 million secondary water pipeline project

Mayor Sheldon Neeley of Flint, Mich., announced that a $17 million secondary water pipeline project, which will ensure the city a backup water source in emergencies, is complete.

About 6 million Californians ordered to cut water use amid drought

Southern California’s gigantic water supplier has taken the unprecedented step of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week as a drought plagues the state following another dry winter.

Water and wastewater treatment market to reach $466B by 2028, study shows

A recent study published by Zion Market Research showed that the water and wastewater treatment industry accrued revenue of about $284.49 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to gain proceeds of roughly $466.51 billion in 2028.