Tag: drinking water

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.

Bureau of Reclamation announces DWPR Program funding opportunity

The Bureau of Reclamation released a funding opportunity through its Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR) Program for fiscal year 2018. This funding opportunity invites private industry, universities, water utilities, and other research sponsors to submit proposals to cost share laboratory scale and pilot scale projects that address DWPR program goals and objectives.

Illinois civil engineers grade state’s infrastructure a C-

The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2018 Report Card for Illinois’ Infrastructure, giving 10 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of C-.

North Texas reservoir receives final permit for construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued its Record of Decision (ROD) and has granted a 404 permit to allow construction to begin on the long-awaited Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir (LBCR). The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has been working for over 15 years with federal, state and local officials on planning for the new lake that will provide water for the growing communities it serves.

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