Water

Pittsburgh Agency Admits Pumping Sludge into Allegheny River For Seven Years

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has admitted to illegally pumping sludge into the Allegheny River for seven years.

FERC Wants One-Year Limit on State Consideration of Water Quality Permits

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plans to apply the new Federal Clean Water Act requirement to transmission pipelines.

Michigan Governor Announces $500 Million Water Infrastructure Plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced a $500 million plan to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan.

Northwest Pipe Company to Supply N.C. Water Transmission Line

Northwest Pipe Company announced that it has been selected to provide steel water pipe for the Yadkin Regional Water Supply Project in North Carolina.

Flint Water Lawsuit Proposes $642 Million Settlement

A lawsuit in Flint, Michigan has proposed a settlement for $642 million on behalf of residents who were harmed by lead-tainted water.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Utah Asks U.S. to Delay Decision on Underground Water Pipeline

Facing opposition from six states that rely on the Colorado River for water for their cities and farms, Utah asked the federal government to delay a fast-track approval process for building an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water to the southwest part of the state.

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.