Water Rehabilitation

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.

Flint announces completion of $17 million secondary water pipeline project

Mayor Sheldon Neeley of Flint, Mich., announced that a $17 million secondary water pipeline project, which will ensure the city a backup water source in emergencies, is complete.

CA Gov. Newsom outlines $2B budget for water conservation

California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing $2 billion to spur clean energy projects across the state and bolster grid reliability, the Turlock Journal reported.

California city examining feasibility of recycled water treatment

San Mateo, Calif., and nearby water agencies are studying the feasibility of water facility project to expand recycled water supply, which could offset increased demand and drought conditions.

West Virginia communities celebrate completion of water infrastructure upgrades

Several communities in West Virginia’s southern coalfields celebrated the completion of a long-awaited project to bring clean water to local communities last week.

Feds award $420M for dam repairs and flood-control projects

The federal government said that it will spend about $420 million to repair dams and develop flood control projects in dozens of states, marking the latest infusion of cash from a federal infrastructure bill.

South Dakota water board grants $431 million for rural water system infrastructure upgrades

The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources approved $431 million in grants and loans for almost 30 rural water systems throughout the state.

New York directs $168 million to upgrade town’s crumbling sewage system

After the docu-series “Wasteland” brought attention to the failure of the water and sewer system in Mount Vernon, New York, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $168 million in investments for replacements and upgrades.

Former governors say NJ’s water infrastructure needs major upgrades

Two former New Jersey governors wrote an editorial to call attention to the state of the unseen infrastructure of New Jersey’s water system and the potential of using $1.2 billion of New Jersey’s share of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to help fix it.

Xylem invests $20 million in to support early-stage water technology development

These investments bolster Xylem Innovation Labs’ open innovation network and its commitment to bringing the most important water technology innovations to market at speed and scale.

Restoration crews face setbacks to restore Jackson water

Water restoration crews faced setbacks causing many Jackson residents to have little to no water pressure for more than a week.

EPA Invites 39 Metropolitan Districts to Apply for Water Infrastructure Loans

The agency anticipates that, as funds become available, $6.7 billion in WIFIA loans will help finance over $15 billion in water infrastructure projects to protect public health and water quality across 24 states.

Water Main Break Closes Key Highway in Downtown San Diego

San Diego experienced a water main break that flooded a key highway into downtown.

Hamtramck in Detroit Area is Latest Facing Lead in Water

Another city in Michigan is providing residents with water filters after high lead counts were found in the city's drinking water.

Water Agencies Partner to Advance Development of Large-Scale Recycled Water Project

Water agencies in Arizona and California partner to form one of the largest water recycling plants in the U.S.

Water Main Break Sparks Concern About Wichita’s Aging Pipes

A water main break caused a boil water advisory for thousands of Wichita residents and demonstrates concern over aging infrastructure.

NW Indiana Launches Water Main Replacement Project

An Indiana utility is beginning a project to replace 11 miles of aging water pipes.

Louisiana Communities Face Severe Flooding After Hurricane Ida

Over 400,000 residents of Louisiana are without water service and over 300,000 additional residents are on boil=warer notice after Hurricane Ida blew through the region.

Louisiana Receiving Water System Applications for Grants

Louisiana has received several grant applications for water system upgrades throughout the state.

Booming Colo. Town Asks, ‘Where will water come from?’

A Colorado town struggles to provide enough clean water due to droughts and population increases.

Central Kentucky Airport Recommended for Federal Funding

The Central Kentucky Airport will receive funding for a wastewater collection and treatment project.

EPA Water Chief Discusses Clean Water Protections in an AP Interview

AP reporters speak with EPA Water Chief Radhika Fox to discuss water regulation.

EPA Grant to Help Grand Rapids Replace Lead Service Lines

The EPA provided a $5.1 million grant to replace service lines in Michigan.

US Agency Offers $307 Million for Rural Water Projects

Officials will provide $307 million in grants for rural water infrastructure.

Tribe Becomes Key Water Player with Drought Aid to Arizona

A tribe in Arizona works with state officials to combat droughts and improve water quality.

Analysis: Louisiana Lawmakers Tackle Water System Upgrades

Officials in Louisiana are working to improve the state's water systems through infrastructure upgrades and effective grading metrics.

Rain May Delay Work on Mississippi Water Pumps

Crews are working to fix water pumps in Jackson but weather may delay the project.

Leak at Florida Wastewater Pond Prompts Evacuations

A large pond of wastewater in Florida threatened to flood roads in the Tampa Bay Area.

EPA Urged to Reconsider Listing Missouri Lakes as ‘Impaired’

Many of Missouri's lakes are considered impaired and several congressional delegation members are trying to change the status.