Tag: drinking water

EPA Researchers Help Communities Protect Drinking Water Systems from Lead

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers Michael Schock and Darren Lytle are leading research to better understand the science of water chemistry, treatment, and infrastructure to help water system managers and local communities prevent lead from getting into drinking water.

DEP Reactivates Shandaken Tunnel to Supplement Natural Flow in Esopus Creek

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) temporarily halted some of its work at the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Chamber because of dry weather, which required the city to reactivate the 18-mile-long tunnel that supplements the natural flow of water in the Esopus Creek.

Water quality protection has a positive trickle-down effect

2016 photo of the old culvert that had two circular pipes with a total diameter of 36 inches. Pictured are Rifat Salim (left) and...

Hawai‘i Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers

The inaugural Report Card for Hawai‘i’s Infrastructure was released by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Hawai‘i Section, giving 11 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a “D+.”

ARTBA: Boosting N.J. Water Infrastructure Capital Investments Would Provide 3:1 Economic Return

An additional $1 billion annual investment dedicated to improving New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems would generate $3 billion in economic benefits, according to an analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

DEP to work with USGS to study suspected leak from Catskill Aqueduct

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it will work with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on a multi-year study to examine suspected leaks from a portion of the Catskill Aqueduct that runs several hundred feet below the Rondout Creek

Alliance Water selects LAN as pipeline engineering consultant for major water project

The Alliance Regional Water Authority (Alliance Water) selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a pipeline engineering consultant for a major water project that will serve several communities in the I-35 corridor.

$683 billion in CAPEX forecast for U.S. water infrastructure improvements by 2027

Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure will exceed $683 billion over the next decade, according to new forecasts from Bluefield Research.

USU study: Break rates for almost half of U.S. water mains up more than...

Utah State University’s (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory published a second comprehensive study on break rates of the most commonly used water pipe materials titled, Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study.
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