Water Construction

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.

Inflation rates taking toll on new US infrastructure projects

Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects across the U.S., driving up costs so much that state and local officials are postponing projects, scaling back others and reprioritizing their needs.

Northwest Pipe Company to develop transmission pipeline for Utah water project

Northwest Pipe Company has been selected to design and develop 12,200 feet of pipe for the Salem Reach 1 of the Spanish Fork Santaquin pipeline project, which will deliver water to the ten rural communities in southern Utah.

Odessa, Texas, without drinking water after pipe breaks amid scorching temperatures

Crews worked to restore water service Wednesday to the West Texas city of Odessa, where residents have been without water this week amid scorching temperatures after an aging pipe broke.

EPA reveals $6.5 billion in funding available for water infrastructure projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the 2022 notices of funding availability for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program, which will provide up to $6.5 billion in total funding to support $13 billion in water infrastructure projects while creating more than 40,000 jobs.

$7 billion federal loan program brightens future for aging US dams

Eight years after Congress created the program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the U.S.

Vermont governor approves $104 million budget for water infrastructure projects

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed an $8.1 billion state budget into law that delegates $104 million to water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure projects.

Ethiopia open to new negotiations over controversial Blue Nile dam in Africa

A senior Ethiopian official says his country is interested in resuming talks for the multibillion-dollar project that is expected to bring electricity to millions of off-grid Ethiopians, but Sudan and Egypt fear it will reduce the amount of water they receive from the Nile River.

House passes $25.3 billion bill to fund water protection, restoration projects

The U.S. House of Representatives have approved an infrastructure bill that will provide $25.3 billion to 22 Army Corps of Engineers to fund storm and flood protection, ecological restoration, harbor dredging and other projects around the country.

Public water utilities say Senate bill will force up rates

Legislation criticized by opponents as a vehicle for-profit water companies to take over municipal water authorities in Pennsylvania by imposing expensive regulations on them passed the Republican-controlled state Senate on Tuesday.

Pipeline rupture in Tempe, Ariz. reveals larger water infrastructure issue

Thousands of homes in Tempe, Arizona, could be facing critically-deteriorated sewage pipes underneath them, which was exposed by a recent pipe rupture that spilled around 8 million gallons of water and closed a major Phoenix-area highway, 12 News reported.

Local governments turn away $73 million of federal pandemic aid

From small towns to big cities, every government across the U.S. was offered a slice of $350 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds to help shore up their finances, cover pandemic-related costs and invest in community projects. For many cities and towns, those funds have been invested in sewer, water and stormwater infrastructure projects.

Feds to invest $210 million for Navajo Nation water infrastructure in Utah

Utah, the U.S. Department of Interior and the Navajo Nation have agreed on the Navajo-Utah Water Rights Settlement, which means the tribe will get about 81,500 acre-feet of water annually from the San Juan River.

Surge Energy, Gravity partner to install produced water recycling facility in Howard County, Texas

Surge Energy US Holdings Co. has entered into an agreement with Gravity Water Midstream LLC to install a produced water recycling facility in Howard County, Texas. This practice both conserves fresh water and reduces operating expenses.

Developer progressing plans for $2.3 billion water pipeline to Colorado

A development group based in Colorado has secured an infrastructure partnership for a 338-mile pipeline it wants to build, BizWest reported.

Illinois American Water investing over $1 million to upgrade Lincoln water mains

Illinois American Water is investing over $1 million to replace approximately 4,800 feet of water main in the Lincoln water system.

Williamson County, Texas, designates $72.5 million for water infrastructure improvements

Williamson County, Texas, officials will use most of its federal Coronavirus relief money to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in various cities.

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.

Missouri American Water highlights $400 million of planned infrastructure upgrades

In celebration of National Infrastructure Week, Missouri American Water is highlighting its planned investment of approximately $400 million in water and wastewater system upgrades across the state this year.

California Coastal Commission unanimously rejects bid for $1.4B desalination plant

The California Coastal Commission on Thursday voted unanimously against approving a permit for the Poseidon Water desalination facility in Huntington Beach.

Los Angeles wastewater tunnel project receives $441 million EPA loan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $441 million loan to Los Angeles County to replace a pair of aging wastewater tunnels that are at risk of failure during severe storms and earthquakes.

Water Replenishment District breaks ground on drought resiliency project

The Water Replenishment District (WRD) has broken ground at its Inland Injection Well Project located at the WRD Leo J. Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility in Long Beach, California.

Hobas Pipe USA launches $60 Million capital investment program

Hobas Pipe USA Inc. (Hobas) has launched a $60 million, five-year capital investment program that will support the continued expansion of the company's Houston-based manufacturing facility.

Sacramento gets $3.5 million federal funding for stormwater projects

Sacramento, Calif., will get $3.5 million in federal funding to help pay for underground reservoirs to harden parts of the combined storm and sewage system within the city’s aging underground infrastructure.

Consolidated Water wins $20 million to build desalination plant in Cayman Islands

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. has entered an agreement with the Water Authority of the Cayman Islands to build a seawater reverse osmosis plant in George Town, Grand Cayman. The plant will produce up to 2.64 million gallons of potable water per day using two independent reverse osmosis trains.

Spokane County, Wash. helping fund $14 million water infrastructure project

The commissioners of Spokane County, Wash., are expected to give the Whitworth Water District $4 million to help pay for a $14 million infrastructure that should help bring water to an undersupplied area.

Montgomery County, Ky kicks off construction on $65M sewer project

The Montgomery County Sewer Modernization and Revitalized Treatment (SMART) Project broke ground at the Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Boone County, Kentucky. The construction includes a new pump station and a pretreatment facility at the site.

EPA issues $281M loan to modernize wastewater plant in Kansas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $281 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Johnson County, Kansas, to make upgrades at the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Infrastructure upgrades complete at West Virginia’s Pipestem Resort State Park

More than $8 million in improvements have been completed at Pipestem Resort State Park in southern West Virginia, including to wastewater and waterline infrastructure.