Water

Nearly $74 Million Awarded for Texas Water and Sewer Projects

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved more than $73 million in financial assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the following pipeline construction projects: $64.69 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to..

Independent Tests Show Flint Water Quality is Improving

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Independent tests are confirming that water quality in Flint has improved. The tests were required under a legal settlement between the state of Michigan and Flint residents. The Natural Resources Defense Council said Friday that tests at 92 homes showed lead levels far below th..

West Virginia American Water Launches 2018 Infrastructure Upgrade Map

West Virginia American Water has launched its 2018 Infrastructure Upgrade Map, an online application enabling customers to view details about water main replacement projects and other water distribution system upgrades throughout the company’s service area. “We owe it to our customers to demonstrat..

Michigan Lawmakers Seek Action to Reopen Flint Water Sites

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Flint-area lawmakers are urging Attorney General Bill Shuette to take immediate legal action to reverse Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to close bottled water distribution sites in the city dealing with a lead-tainted drinking water crisis. Democratic Reps. Sheldon Neele..

$25 Million Awarded to Train and Assist Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $25 million in grants to help the country’s small drinking and wastewater systems and private well owners better protect public health and the environment. Those receiving grants include: National Rural Water Association ..

California Water Pipeline Repairs Scheduled, Residents Urged to Reduce Usage

Officials from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), Three Valleys Municipal Water District and local retail agencies are urging nearly 1 million consumers in Southern California’s Inland Valley to reduce water use as Metropolitan prepares..

Construction Begins on $46 Million Sewer, Water Project in New York City

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio announced that construction has begun on a $46 million project in the Tottenville section of Staten Island. As part of the project,..

Water Agency Approves $11B for California Twin Tunnels Plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state’s water system. The board of the Metropolitan Water District of..

North Carolina Agency Says Chemical Makers Lied

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina should tackle an emerging problem of water and air pollution from little-studied industrial chemicals by beefing up the state’s health and environmental agencies, Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Cooper proposed spending $14.5 million to help improve the ability of ..

Pennsylvania Regulators Develop Tool to Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

About 200 leaders from municipal governments, county conservation districts, agriculture, environmental groups, water companies, and other entities today participated in a meeting hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand local engagement in Phase 3 of the pla..

Twin Tunnels Considered Again for California Water Project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A week after Southern California’s largest water agency abandoned a plan to pay for much of the state’s ambitious water project, the funding proposal will be debated again. The Tuesday vote by the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California could put bac..

Michigan to Close Flint's Free Bottled Water Sites

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Four remaining free bottled water stations will close in Flint, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday, more than two years after the state opened them in response to a man-made, lead-tainted drinking water crisis that threatened the health of its residents. The statement ..

$138,000 Awarded for Texas Water Pipeline Replacement Project

The Texas Water Development Board has approved, by resolution, financial assistance in the amount of $138,780 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to Patterson Water Supply. The company will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs assoc..

New York City Releases Stormwater Management Plan

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection released the city’s draft Stormwater Management Plan as required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to help further improve the health of New York Harbor. The goal of the plan is to reduce or remove pollutants in st..

Water In Storage At Grand Canyon's South Rim At Sustainable Levels

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say that after several weeks of pipeline breaks and water restrictions, water in storage on the South Rim has reached sustainable levels. That means park operations will return to Level 1 water conservation measures. ..

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans for water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit ass..

Vortex Companies, Advantage Reline Form Strategic Partnership

Vortex Companies recently announced a strategic partnership with Advantage Reline, developer of a Sprayed-In-Place Pipe (SIPP) trenchless technology for the municipal, industrial and commercial market sectors. “The industry has placed great emphasis on CIPP alternatives and by partnering with Advan..

Water Resources Plan for Southeastern Michigan Adopted

DETROIT (AP) – The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments general assembly has adopted a plan aimed at protecting the region’s water resources. The plan emphasizes the importance of integrated management of water resources to advance tourism, recreation, economic development, protection of natur..

Grand Canyon Tests Change in Water System Serving Visitors

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Crews are drilling at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to test the idea of shifting the area where water is drawn to serve millions of people at the national park’s popular South Rim. The park’s water supply comes from a natural spring that flows through 12.5 miles (20 kilomet..

Michigan City Works to Deal with Disinfection Byproduct in Water

CASEVILLE (AP) — Michigan officials say a community along Lake Huron is working to make its drinking water meet government standards. WNEM-TV reports recent tests found that the city of Caseville’s water system had levels of a disinfection byproduct called trihalomethane that slightly exceeded st..

New York Municipalities Receive $615,000 in in Lake Ontario Flood Relief Funds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Town of Newfane and the Village of Barker in Niagara County have been awarded $615,083 in Lake Ontario Flood Relief funds to support restoration resiliency efforts following last year’s flooding and to protect the community from the damage of fut..

US Government, Montana County Make Deal over Water System

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government has asked a judge to approve an agreement with Beaverhead County to upgrade a small Montana community’s drinking water system after years of finding excessive contamination and numerous monitoring failures. The Department of Justice filed the proposed agreem..

Lake Erie Monitoring Study Shows High Phosphorous Levels

The Ohio EPA today released its Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary, which shows high levels of phosphorous are still headed to Lake Erie. Exacerbated by wet weather, the total phosphorus load in the Maumee River was elevated to more than twice the required reduction tar..

5th Day of Water Shortages in Greece’s Second-Largest City

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a fifth day because of damage to an old pipeline. The center and northwestern parts of Greece’s second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline th..

Virginia American Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory

Virginia American Water today announced it has lifted the boil-water advisory that was issued as a precautionary measure for customers in its Hopewell district, which includes the City of Hopewell, as well as the subdivisions of New Birchett Estates, Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek West, Strattford Woods a..

New York Governor: Maintain or Increase Lake Ontario Outflows

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a letter to the U.S. Chair of the International Joint Commission (IJC) requesting that the entity maximize outflows from the Lake Ontario system to reduce the flooding risk for New Yorkers living and working along the shoreline. The letter was issued in advan..

ActiveCare Direct Monthly Reports: How to Reduce Machine Idle Times and Boost Profits

ActiveCare Direct monthly reports provide insights on idle percentages versus work percentages across the entire fleet, by individual machine and by machine type. This allows you to easily compare utilization by operator and machine, as well as set goals for increased utilization over time. Doing so..

Pipeline Nearly Complete for Nebraska Town's New Water Supply

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials are conducting final inspections on a pipeline that will serve as a conduit for the city’s new water supply. The steel pipeline is as long as about five football fields, measuring 1,500 feet (457-meters). The pipe is waiting on the east side of the Platt..

Minnesota Town Shuts Down Well, Water Tower

LAKE ELMO, Minn. (AP) — The Washington County community of Lake Elmo has shut down a municipal well and one of its water towers because of elevated levels of a chemical once discharged by the 3M Company. City officials say new information from state health officials about excess levels of perfluoro..

New York City Completes $71 Million Sewer and Water Infrastructure Upgrade Project

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio today announced that construction has been completed on a $71 million infrastructure upgrade project in Flushing, Queens, that will ..