Stormwater Construction

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Jersey lakes getting $10 million to fight algae blooms, stormwater runoff

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched a $10 million lakes management grants program to mitigate stormwater and runoff pollution at public lakes, ensuring they can be used for recreation or properly conserved.

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.

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.

Nevada City Proposes Monthly Utility Fee for Stormwater Projects

The city of Reno proposes a new utility fee to help pay for stormwater projects that will cost the city over $400 million.

Tunnel Boring Machine “MudHoney” Ready to Get to Work in Seattle

The Tunnel Boring Machine is now in use for a water quality project in Washington to prevent polluted water from entering multiple lakes and canals.

Proposals for Pittsburgh Stormwater Management Master Plan Underway

A plan has been announced to release a Request for Proposals to develop a comprehensive stormwater master plan for Pittsburgh.

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.

Three Contractors Dead After Being Trapped in a Manhole

Three contractors died on Tuesday while working on a storm sewer project in Fort Wayne, Indiana after they became trapped in a manhole city officials said.

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.

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.

USDA to Invest Over $630 Million in Water Improvement for Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing over $630 million in water infrastructure improvements for rural communities across 42 states.

Lane Wins First Washington Contract with $255 Million Seattle Project

Lane Construction said it won its first contract in the state of Washington—construction of a water storage tunnel to reduce polluted overflows into Seattle’s Lake Washington Ship Canal.

Belfast Completes $5.5 Million Sewer Upgrade Project

NI Water has completed a $5.5 million upgrade of major sewers within the city center of Belfast, Northern Ireland, to reduce flooding and improve water quality in the River Lagan.

Lane Wins First Washington Contract with $255 Million Seattle Project

(UC) — Lane Construction said it won its first contract in the state of Washington—construction of a water storage tunnel to reduce polluted overflows into Seattle's Lake Washington Ship Canal. (photo: Lane Construction..

Plaquemines Parish Gets $4 million for Water Infrastructure

The federal government is giving one Louisiana parish a $4 million grant to help improve the water infrastructure.

EPA Announces $2.6 Billion in Availability for Water Improvement Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $2.6 billion in new funds to assist states, tribes and territories with improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across the country.

Montana Governor OKs $400 Million in Infrastructure Spending

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work.

Stormwater Needs Survey Shows $7.5B Annual Funding Gap

A recent analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country.

Fort Wayne Announces $100 Million in Utility Infrastructure Investments

City officials in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Monday announced plans to invest $100 million in city neighborhoods for stormwater protection, sanitary sewer improvements, and water pipe upgrades.

USDA to Fund $116 Million in Rural Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it will invest $116 million to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 171,000 rural Americans in 23 states.

Call or Click for Safe Digging

Calling 811 before any digging begins starts the process of identifying and marking buried utility lines in the United States and preventing the damage, service disruption, injuries, potential fines and costly repairs that result from unintentionally hitting them.

22nd Annual Municipal Sewer/Water Infrastructure Survey

Underground Construction's exclusive annual survey revealed stronger budgets for many cities and growing expectations for a prolonged, stronger economy – but municipal personnel remain cautious.

Update on Structural Design Methodology for Spray Applied Pipe Liners

To reduce emergency projects and impacts to the traveling public, departments of transportation (DOTs) can use spray-applied pipe linings (SAPLs) to renew deteriorated gravity stormwater conveyance conduits and culverts, provided they are discovered prior to loss of soil-structure interaction. An SA..

New York City Releases Stormwater Management Plan

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection released the city’s draft Stormwater Management Plan as required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to help further improve the health of New York Harbor. The goal of the plan is to reduce or remove pollutants in st..

Ohio EPA Schedules Construction Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing

The Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on March 28, 2018, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water discharges from construction sites in Ohio. The public hearing will take place in Conference Room A at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Co..

Importance Of Stormwater Drainage

During the past several years there has been a lot of construction at U.S. airports. As usual, everyone is thrilled when they see above-ground improvements. But what they don’t realize is how important the underground infrastructure is to the airport. This article will explore how some airports are ..

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