Water Construction

New York governor kicks off construction on $11 million wastewater treatment project

(UC) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul has commenced construction on an $11 million wastewater collection and treatment facilities improvement project in St. Lawrence County, New York.

Study finds 220-mile gas pipeline ready to be converted into water transport system

(UC) — The study identified practical off-take locations, pumping stations, cleaning, retrofitting and other improvements that will enable the pipeline to be pressurized and convey approximately 25,000 acre-feet of water per year (AFY) uphill from Cadiz to Barstow on its way to the State Water Project, and approximately 30,000 AFY downhill into Cadiz for storage.

EPA awards $1.3 billion for water infrastructure upgrades to 18 states

Using money from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted 18 states more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure upgrades.

Alabama approves $348 million for water, sewer repair projects

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management awarded $348 million in grants and loans to repair and upgrade crumbling, malfunctioning and overwhelmed water and sewer systems in Alabama, benefiting residents in nearly three-quarters of the state’s counties.

Connecticut governor commends $53 million award from EPA to improve water infrastructure

(UC) — Governor Ned Lamont applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that Connecticut would receive over $53 million in federal funding from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for water infrastructure improvements.

Jackson water crisis forces residents to find alternatives

Beyond addressing the immediate crisis, Biden said he wants to provide federal support for the long-term effort to rebuild Jackson’s aging water infrastructure, which has been unreliable for years.

Water pipeline repair requires ban on LA County outdoor watering

The pipeline, called the Upper Feeder, will be shut down Sept. 6-20. A leak was discovered in April and a temporary fix was put in place while Metropolitan fabricated parts for a longer-term repair.

West Virginia receives $75 million grant to improve drinking water, wastewater systems

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $75 million award for critical infrastructure improvements in West Virginia’s Greenbrier County to support clean drinking water and sanitary wastewater systems.

California counties divvy up $40 million drought grant for water infrastructure upgrades

In an effort to help small communities address water supply challenges amid the drought crisis in the state, California's Department of Water Resources has awarded $40 million to 15 projects to make pipeline replacements and other infrastructure upgrades to improve water resilience and water quality.

Jacobs to design infrastructure for Ireland’s $1.5 billion wastewater program

Jacobs has been selected as a design consultant for Northern Ireland Water's Major Project Partnership Framework, a $1.5 billion capital program set to deliver large-scale water and wastewater projects across Northern Ireland.

Missouri American Water invests $5 million to replace 1930s water mains in Affton

The company is upgrading the aging 8- and 12-inch cast-iron water mains that were installed in the 1930s with new 12-inch and 16-inch ductile iron mains.

Kalamazoo, Mich., receives $1 million grant to replace lead water lines

The city of Kalamazoo has been awarded a $1 million grant to support the continuation of a proactive annual capital improvement program to replace lead service lines that have been in place for more than 20 years, MLive Michigan reported on Tuesday.

Infrastructure damaged by war heightens water crisis for Ukrainian city

Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces near the key city in the Donetsk region has damaged vital infrastructure that has cut residents off from gas and water for months.

Massachusetts town votes to replace aging water line following complaints

The Select Board for a town in Massachusetts recently voted 3-0 to appropriate $448,000 for work to replace an aging water line that has been the source of complaints from Hadley residents, the Amherst Bulletin reported on Monday.

Missouri American Water acquires Eureka Water and Wastewater, plans pipeline construction

Missouri American Water announced the completion of the company’s acquisition of the City of Eureka water and wastewater systems, which serve approximately 4,000 water customers and 4,000 wastewater customers.

North Carolina receives $789.4 million in funding for drinking water, wastewater projects

Governor Roy Cooper announced on July 27 that communities statewide will receive a record $789.4 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help pay for 385 projects statewide, including 140 construction projects.

Colorado OKs $17 million for drought, aging water infrastructure projects

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has unanimously approved the Governor Jared Polis’ request for $17 million to kick-start local-level implementation of the recently updated Colorado Water Plan.

Kentucky governor commits $280 million in funding for clean water projects

Gov. Andy Beshear announced $30 million, plus an additional $250 million, in funding to support 29 projects that will provide clean drinking water and improve water systems for 1,245 households across the commonwealth, the governor said on July 21.

Pittsburgh utility lands $209 million loan to fund water infrastructure upgrades

PennVest has awarded a $209 million loan to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to fund its Water Reliability Plan, a massive initiative to upgrade the city’s drinking water infrastructure.

City completes $34 million drinking water connection in City Island, NY

The NYC Department of Design and Construction announced on Wednesday the completion of a $34 million project to upgrade the drinking water connection to City Island in the Bronx.

Navajo president allocates $215 million in federal aid for water infrastructure improvements

Navajo Nation leaders have finalized an agreement on spending priorities for more than $1 billion in federal pandemic relief to improve water, sanitation, housing and communications infrastructure.

New Mexico governor allocates $30 million in state funding for water pipeline

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced a $30 million state investment in the Eastern New Mexico Water Supply Project, a pipeline that will deliver water from the Ute Reservoir to the more than 70,000 residents of Clovis, Elida, Portales and Texico.

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Colorado Developer Progressing Plans for $2.3 Billion Water Pipeline, EPA Announces $6.5 Billion in Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects and more.

New York governor rolls out $255 million in grants for water infrastructure upgrades

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has made $255 million available in state grants for critical water and sewer infrastructure projects that will protect the state's public health and the environment, the governor said on Thursday.

West Virginia water provider proposes 5% surcharge to cover infrastructure projects

West Virginia American said in its application that the proposed 5% rate hike is based on planned capital projects and post-acquisition investment in troubled systems in 2023 totaling $48.7 million.

Ukraine lays out $750 billion postwar 'recovery plan' to restore water pipes, gas lines

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday laid out a $750 billion recovery plan for postwar reconstruction which will be used to rebuild water pipes, gas lines and other battered infrastructure.

Boston commissioners advance $150 million sewer separation project

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission has advanced the next phase of the East Boston Sewer Separation project, involving separating approximately 230 acres of combined sewer area, along with installing new storm drains, updating existing sewers, replacing adjacent aging water mains, and modifying existing regulator structures.

EPA opens $18 million fund for technical assistance for rural, tribal wastewater improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced up to $18 million in available federal funding to build the pipeline of Technical Assistance providers that can serve rural, small and tribal municipalities through the Clean Water Act Prevention, Reduction, and Elimination of Pollution Grant Program.

Michigan officials to request $12 million loan to upgrade water infrastructure in Flint

The Flint Department of Public Works plans to request roughly $12 million in funding to upgrade the city’s water supply infrastructure, news station WEYI-TV reported on Wednesday.

Stantec secures contract to upgrade water treatment plant in Canada

Stantec has received a contract for engineering during construction and commissioning portions of the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Renewal Project in Saskatchewan, Canada, the company said on Thursday.