Water Rehabilitation

Opechee Bay Water Leveled to be Lowered for Dam Repair

Opechee Bay is having water level decreases to make room for dam repairs.

11 Rescued from Flooded Streets After Main Break

A large water main break left cars submerged in an area in Pennsylvania.

Grand Canyon National Park to Undergo Repairs on Water Pipeline

The Grand Canyon National Park will undergo repairs on a leaking drinking water pipeline.

Work Starts on $32M Project to Turn Open Water Back to Marsh

A $32M project to bring back marsh into southwest Louisiana to protect the area from hurricanes.

Navajo Nation Reached Settlements Over Mine Spill

The Navajo Nation reached a settlement with New Mexico over a mine spill that resulted in the contamination of rivers in three states.

Debates Escalate After Officials Charged Over Flint Water Crisis

Debates rise after a former Michigan health official was charged with involuntary manslaughter along with eight others who were faced with a variety of charges regarding the Flint water crisis.

Critics Say EPA Allowing More Time to Fix Lead-Tainted Water

The country's 29-year-old framework to eliminate toxic lead from drinking water has changed but critics say the new rule gives utilities more time to replace old pipes.

Oklahoma Grants $205 Million for Kaw Lake Water Supply Project

The Enid Municipal Authority was approved for funding from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to improve the Authority's water infrastructure.

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.

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.

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.

Utility & Communications Construction Update

The spread of the coronavirus has upended almost every staple of U.S. life, and businesses have no sense of what the next two weeks, much less the next two months, could look like. With these themes as the backdrop, there are some takeaways we can share for planning the next six months, as we consider both oil and the spread of the coronavirus.

AWWA Cancels ACE20 June Conference in Orlando

The American Water Works Association has added its AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition to the list of major cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

EPA Announces $40 Million Water Infrastructure Loan to Toho Water Authority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $40 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Toho Water Authority in Kissimmee, Florida.

Feds to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects in Four States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $2.7 billion for infrastructure projects that help protect surface water and provide safe drinking water to communities across the country.

Two Cities Add HDPE for Reliable Water Infrastructure

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. This is a dependable indicator in psychology, but two cities in Minnesota found this to be especially true when applied to pipe performance.

New Jersey Capital City Spending $150 Million to Replace Lead Pipes

All 37,000 of the lead water pipes in New Jersey’s capital city will be replaced over the next five years at an estimated cost of $150 million, Trenton officials said Thursday.

Orange County Launches Pilot to Remove PFAS From Groundwater

The Orange County Water District is launching a pilot program to test treatment options for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a family of manmade heat and water-resistant chemicals found in numerous everyday consumer products that have infiltrated groundwater supplies over several decades.

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.

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.

$12 Million Slated for South Plainfield, N.J., Water Infrastructure

New Jersey American Water said it will spend $12 million to rehabilitate 3,500 feet of aging, 60-inch transmission pipe in South Plainfield, N.J., this fall in a project that includes the reconstruction of existing manholes and valve pits along the route.

Stricter EPA Lead Rule Could Boost Water Pipe Replacement Demand

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed updates to its lead rule for drinking water that could add demand for pipeline replacement projects throughout the United States.

Proposed Standard to Support Water Main Pipe Rehabilitation

A proposed ASTM International standard is being developed by its committee on plastic piping systems to be used in the rehabilitation of water mains.

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.

Volunteers Canvass Newark in Service Line Replacement Push

Volunteers have been going door-to-door in Newark, New Jersey, to help sign up thousands of residents to have their corroding lead service lines replaced.

Water Utilities Recognized For Forward-Thinking Initiatives

The Utility of the Future Today program announced it has recognized the efforts of 43 U.S. water utilities this year for their efforts to transform their operations through innovation and technology.

USDA Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 24 States

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe said the USDA is investing $135 million in 49 projects to improve rural water infrastructure in 24 states.

Tennessee Counties get Grants, Loans for Water-Related Improvements

Tennessee congressman David Kustoff’s office says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving more than $16 million in grants and loans to three rural counties for water-related improvements.

Metheun Construction Recognized for Challenging Portsmouth Plant Upgrade

Methuen Construction's work on the largest public works project in Portsmouth, NH, history helped earn the firm a place on a list of the top 200 environmental firms.