Water

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.

Jury gets Flint water case about liability for engineers

Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the only trial to arise thus far from the Flint water crisis, a dispute over whether two engineering firms should be held partially responsible for the city's lead contamination in 2014-15.

Tampa planning $200 million water infrastructure repair project

The City of Tampa, Florida, is replacing dozens of miles of aging underground pipes in several neighborhoods, which should improve water pressure and water quality

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.

Disrepair contributes to severe water shortage in Kentucky town

Leak detection and repair crews have identified and fixed waterlines — work that’s estimated to be saving more than 100,000 gallons of water per day, in Marion, Kentucky.

Water line break requires North Carolina to issue boil water advisory

A western North Carolina town has issued a boil water advisory after a major water line break led to low pressure as well as a loss of water.

US awards $1.5 million grant to Oxford, Ala., for drainage improvements

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the city of Oxford, Alabama, to make infrastructure upgrades, which includes drainage improvements and the resurfacing of Bynum Cutoff Road.

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.

US invests $2 million to replace aging water infrastructure in West Monroe, La.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $2 million grant to the city of West Monroe, Louisiana, to replace aging sewer infrastructure.

Textile maker to close Georgia plant employing 260 after former owner illegally dumped wastewater

The plant on the Ogeechee River had a different owner, King America Finishing, in 2011 when more than 30,000 fish died near the facility and further downstream. Regulators never directly tied the plant to the fish kill, but discovered King America had been illegally dumping treated wastewater into the river for years.

Washington seafood processor fined $92K for water quality violations

The company released wastewater containing fecal coliform, grease, oils, and other solids above the amounts allowed in its permit, officials said. The company also didn’t monitor several wastewater discharges as required by the permit.

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.

$27 million investment to improve infrastructure, water protection in Avalon Peninsula, Canada

Canadian officials announced more than $27 million in funding for three projects to improve public services and protect waters in St. John's, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, and other surrounding communities.

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.

Arizona governor signs $1.2 billion water infrastructure plan amid cutbacks

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday that will provide $1.2 billion over three years to boost long-term water supplies for the desert state and implement conservation efforts that will see more immediate effects.

Stantec to oversee $7.6 billion wastewater project in British Columbia

Stantec has been selected as a consultant for the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (IIWWTP) Projects, a $7.6 billion multiyear program, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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.

Prosecutors hope to keep charges alive in Flint water crisis

Prosecutors signaled that they would pursue the same charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight others in the Flint water crisis, just a few days after the state Supreme Court said indictments must be dismissed.

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.

Distrust remains after Navy report on tainted Hawaii water

A Navy investigation released Thursday blamed the fuel leak and the water crisis that followed on shoddy management and human error, leaving some Hawaii residents, including Native Hawaiians, officials and military families unable to restore trust in the Navy.

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws.

Penelec begins replacing underground cable, equipment in Pennsylvania

Penelec has commenced work to replace the underground electric cables, transformers and other equipment in Erie County, Pennsylvania, that have been worn down by water erosion, the company said on Thursday.

KUB continues investment in East Tennessee water, sewer, natural gas, and fiber optic infrastructure

As infrastructure across the U.S. ages and communities begin to feel the impact, Knoxville Utilities Board continues what it started 15 years ago to ensure its safe and reliable utility services do not suffer as a result of aging infrastructure.

Report shows lack of water infrastructure costs US $8.6 billion each year

At least 2 million Americans don’t have running water or a working toilet at home, a crisis that costs the U.S. economy $8.58 billion each year, according to a report released Tuesday by nonprofit DigDeep.

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.

West Virginia getting $21 million in federal funding for water infrastructure

West Virginia senators announced grants and loans totaling about $21.5 million to help improve water infrastructure in rural communities.

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.