Water

West Virginia Drinking Water Projects Receive Federal Funding

West Virginia is receiving over $11 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water projects.

Analysis: Laura Reminds of Louisiana’s Fragile Water Systems

The high water and flooding in Louisiana from Hurricane Laura last month brought into sharp relief the fragility of the state's water systems, three years after the state's drinking water infrastructure received nearly a failing grade.

Thousands in Brazil Evacuate Homes After Water Pipe Ruptures

About 2,000 people were told to evacuate their homes in northeastern Brazil on Saturday after a water pipeline ruptured damaging a dam.

Chicago Plans to Replace Lead Water Pipes

Chicago water management officials say they are working on a plan to replace the lead service pipes that connect more than 350,000 homes to the city’s cast-iron street mains, but it is not clear how the massive program will be funded.

Michigan Reaches $600 Million Settlement in Flint Water Crisis

The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $600 million to residents of Flint, who were harmed by lead-tainted water in a disaster that made the city a nationwide symbol of government mismanagement.

Aegion Corporation Wins $8 Million Texas Wastewater Rehab Contract

Insituform, a subsidiary of Aegion, announced it has been awarded an $8 million large-diameter wastewater pipeline rehabilitation contract in Southwest Texas.

San Diego $3 Billion Water Project Receives Permit to Begin Phase 1

A $3 billion water infrastructure project has been granted the necessary permit to begin work on Phase 1.

North Carolina Utilities Told to Stop Disconnections Through August

Regulators in North Carolina have instructed the state's large, for-profit utility companies to continue delaying disconnections through the month of August.

USDA Invests $462 Million in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $462 million to upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities around the country.

EPA Issues Final Rule for Drinking Water Pipelines

American environmental regulators have introduced a final rule that updates requirements for lead-free pipes used in drinking water infrastructure.

New Jersey American Water Announces Water Infrastructure Investment Program

New Jersey American Water is partnering with state authorities to develop a state-wide water and wastewater infrastructure investment program.

21 State Attorneys General Sue Over New Trump Water Rule

Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, alleging that new federal rules undermine their ability to protect rivers, lakes and streams within their borders.

WEF Selects San Antonio River Authority, LAN and RESPEC as Recipients of the 2020 Project Excellence Award

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) and integrated solutions partner RESPEC have been selected by the Water Environment Federationsas the recipients of the 2020 Project Excellence Award.

California Announces $83.9 Million in Grants for Local and Regional Water Resilience Projects

California has awarded nearly $84 million in funding to help local and regional water infrastructure improvement projects around the state.

EPA Announces $6 Billion in New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $6 billion in funding to support water infrastructure projects around the county.

New Orleans Neighborhood Pilots Innovative Stormwater Solution

A neighborhood in New Orleans recently completed the 50th of about 200 planned stormwater management projects designed to allow water to filter into the ground instead of pouring into storm drains.

EPA Announces $196 Million Water Infrastructure Loan to Inland Empire, California

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided a nearly $200 million loan to improve wastewater infrastructure in San Bernadino County, California.

Brown and Caldwell, Carollo Engineers Joint Venture Selected for South County Ag Program

The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) has selected a joint venture of Brown and Caldwell and Carollo Engineers as project managers for $375 million recycled water infrastructure program.

Epidemic of Wipes and Masks Plague U.S. Sewers, Storm Drains

While drain clogs aren’t new, cities say they’ve become a more costly and time consuming headache during the pandemic. Home-bound Americans are flushing more wipes, and discarded masks and gloves are gumming up treatment plants.

USDA Invests $281 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing more than $280 million to help rural communities improve their water and wastewater infrastructure.

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.

USDA Invests $12 Million in Rural Water Infrastructure Improvements in Texas

The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $12 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across Texas.

Maryland, Virginia, D.C. Intend to Sue EPA on Bay Pollution

Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are planning to file a lawsuit against the EPA for what they claim is a failure for the organization to hold two other states accountable for meeting targets set to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

Eight Texas Cities Partner for New Water Line

Eight cities in the Houston area are partnering together to replace a 75 million gallon water line.

WEF Panel to Study Biohazards, Safety for Wastewater Workers

To ensure the protection of wastewater workers during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, the Water Environment Federation is convening a blue-ribbon panel of experts to evaluate information on biological hazards and safety precautions.

Supreme Court Rejects Narrow View of CWA in Maui Wastewater Case

The Supreme Court ruled that a Maui treatment plant's discharge of polluted water into the ground, rather than directly into nearby waterways, does not relieve it of complying with the Clean Water Act.

Vegas Giving up Bid to Pump, Pipe Water From Rural Valleys

Las Vegas water officials said they’re giving up a decades-long plan to pump and pipe groundwater from rural northeast Nevada to suburbs and tourist resorts in the state’s largest metropolitan area.

Corps of Engineers Examines Mississippi Pump Proposal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that it will re-examine the potential environmental impact of a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of rural Mississippi, drawing immediate criticism from conservation groups that say the project would be harmful and expensive.

Project Lowers Flooding Risk in Albuquerque’s South Valley

When the final phases of the Black Mesa Project are completed, it will connect the drainage from three dams – Don Felipe Dam, Raymac Dam and McCoy Dam – into one pipe manifold and drain the water to the Rio Grande River.

LAN Engineering Selected for North Texas Water Supply System

LAN Engineering has been selected as the consulting engineer for a $490 million reservoir and conveyance project in North Texas.