Water Asset Management

Georgia Utility Awards Sewer Contract

The Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) has awarded a $297,000 contract to Insituform, an Aegion Company, to combat millions of gallons of stormwater infiltrating its system. The project involves renewing and extending the life of 11,000 feet of sewer line, utilizing a cured in place p..

Avanti Creates New Online Video Series to Solve Sewer, Water Problems

After years of collaboration and development with multiple authorities, Avanti International today announced that Fundamentals of Municipal Grouting, a 16-module video series designed as an interactive learning experience for solving Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) issues in sanitary sewer and storm w..

$90 Million Contract Awarded for Construction of Stormwater Conveyance System

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati has awarded Kokosing Industrial Inc. an $89.9 million construction contract for the Lick Run Greenway Project, a 1.5-mile stormwater conveyance system designed to keep hundreds of millions of gallons of combined sewer overflow out of the Mill Cre..

ADS Introduces HPXR75 Stormwater Pipe Technology

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), a leading global manufacturer of water management solutions, has introduced HPXR 75, the latest breakthrough in stormwater pipe technology. The revolutionary design incorporates a corrugated polypropylene pipe with a smooth outer wall and oriented fiberglass re..

LAN Adds Two Key Additions To Stormwater Group

Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) made two key additions to its stormwater group in Houston, TX. Burton Johnson, P.E., CFM, serves as the director of stormwater programs. A water resources planner and civil engineer, Johnson has more than 28 yea..

Florida DEP Awards Funding for Stormwater Projects

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded more than $500,000 in Total Maximum Daily Load water-quality restoration grants for stormwater projects in two communities. Total Maximum Daily Load water-quality restoration grants are awarded to local communities and water manage..

2017 Municipal Infrastructure Survey: New Political Direction Brings Cautious Optimism

After experiencing an uptick in municipal sewer and water infrastructure spending in 2015 and budgeting for the trend to continue into 2016, America’s municipal personnel were, for the most part, sorely disappointed. But municipal personnel are anything if not resilient, and there is a strong antici..

ADS Unveils New Stormwater Pipe Technology

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., has revealed its latest breakthrough in stormwater pipe technology, HPXR™ 75. This new technology provides heightened levels of stiffness, is available in a range of sizes, and yields significant cost benefits for customers compared to alternative products. “The HPX..

Hobas Pipe Meets Rehab Challenge

When an old storm water sewer that crossed below a highway and popular shopping avenue in Québec partly collapsed and had to be replaced, the city government was presented with a challenge: renovating the pipeline while keeping traffic disruptions to a minimum. The solution was Hobas Pipe, the only..

Stormwater Drainage Ditch Becomes Wide Pedestrian Walkway

Daytona Raising Project Creates Speedway For Attendees As the Daytona Speedway continues its $400 million construction project, one key part was the improvement to nearby roads that would enable the smooth flow of some 100,000 spectators before and after a race or event. Existing stormwater ditches..

18th Annual HDD Survey: Diverse Markets Drive HDD Forward

To say that we are in confusing economic times would be an understatement, not only for the United States but the world in its entirety. The U.S. market confusions result primarily from a mix of political uncertainty, lackluster economic growth and performance, and the collapse of the oil and gas in..

EPA Reaches Settlement with Acme Foundry for Industrial Stormwater Violations

EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with Acme Foundry, Inc to resolve industrial stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act. Under the settlement, Acme Foundry must comply with its industrial stormwater permit, pay a penalty of $28,975, and implement a Supplemental Environmental P..

5,000 Linear Feet Of Overhead Power Lines Go Underground In Arizona

Millions of miles of overhead utilities are strung across the United States, but the unreliability of overhead utility lines as well as increasing maintenance and operating costs have led more municipalities, particularly in urban areas, to convert their overhead distribution lines to underground. ..

AllClean Water Recycling Aims To Improve Conservation, Productivity

Gradall Industries, the manufacturer of Vacall vacuum and jetting products, introduced an AllClean water recycling system for use on Vacall’s AllJetVac combination sewer cleaners. The innovative system was designed with water conservation in mind, as well as to allow operators to work for longer per..

Reline America UV CIPP liners

Reline America UV CIPP liners range from 6 to 54 inches. Custom liners are made in the company’s ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing facility in Saltville, VA, in accordance with ASTM F2019 and designed according to ASTM F1216. Blue-Tek liner is both a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) and an ultra-viole..

DC Water, WEF Launch Green Infrastructure Certification Program

DC Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program aimed at promoting skilled individuals who will install, inspect and maintain green infrastructure (GI) systems. In addition, the program..

Editor's Log: The Right Candidate

by Robert Carpenter Editor-in-Chief Waving a wallet in front of a desperate, starving man without any intent of opening up that wallet and sharing money is a very cruel action. But as the United States presidential primaries kick into full swing, candidates are displaying a similar tendency. Some ..

Underground Construction 19th Annual Municipal Survey

Show Me The Money: Post Great-Recession, City Budgets Are Increasing But Not Nearly Enough according to our 19th Annual Municipal Survey. In 2015, more than half of the municipalities across the United States got a rare taste of what has become an exotic, opiate-like substance – and they liked it...

Green technology emerges for stormwater management

A new green technology has shown great potential for stormwater management – research efforts have shown potential for the use of floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) to remove nutrients and contaminants from stormwater retention ponds. FTWs float on the surface of wet ponds and provide a growing med..

New Products

John Deere The Final Tier 4 444K, 524K and 544K utility-class wheel loaders’ PowerTech engine deliver impressive torque, 444K (124 hp), 524K (141 hp), 544K (163 hp), to help maintain good boom and bucket speed in and out of the pile for heaped loads, even in wet or hard-packed material. The K-Seri..

Rehab Technology News

Reline America welcomes new installer, Whitaker Construction Reline America has announced the addition of Whitaker Construction to its team of authorized installers. Whitaker Construction, founded in 1953, has been in the underground utility construction industry for over 60 years. They have grown ..

Contech Engineered Solutions helps build 9/11 site

Contech Engineered Solutions supplied a new stormwater detention system to Liberty Park, an elevated public park under construction in the new World Trade Center in New York City. A stormwater detention system was needed to meet NYC Department of Environmental Protection stormwater regulations. The..

Building, Maintaining A Successful Safety/Damage Prevention Program

As Michigan’s largest utility provider, Consumers Energy provides natural gas and electric service to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents, and the company’s safety and damage prevention efforts must address multiple challenges

Despite Higher Costs, Electric Utilities Increasingly Favor Undergrounding

The question invariably is asked after severe weather or other disasters knocks out electrical power and communications services: “Why don’t they put those overhead lines underground where they’re protected?” That question has been asked many times in many places over the past few years as heavy winter storms, tornadoes and hurricanes have affected much of the country, knocking out power, communications and other vital services.

Geopolymers: Promising Materials For Underground Applications

There was a time when engineers designed structures to last for eternity. Since the beginning of mankind, civilizations have desired to create an enduring legacy through their architecture. Engineers from ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece and Rome did not build their fabulous structures and monuments with the intention of having them repaired every 50 years.

Ongoing Rehab In Indianapolis

A major sewer rehabilitation program is under way in the city of Indianapolis addressing a backlog of structural repair and inflow and infiltration issues.

Industry Veteran Keith Hanks Retires

Keith Hanks, senior environmental engineer for the Wastewater Conveyance Engineering Division for the city of Los Angeles, CA, retired from the industry effective Sept. 21.

Corrugated HDPE pipe receives TDOT approval

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has approved the longitudinal installation of large diameter, corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for storm water drainage systems.

Miami-Dade agrees to upgrade its sewer system

Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently, Miami-Dade County in Florida has agreed to invest in major upgrades to its wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection and transmission systems in order to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows.

EPA Survey Shows $384B Needed For Water Infrastructure By 2030

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released results of a survey showing that $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297 million Americans.