Covering the Water and Sewerage Industries

Rising costs for Ventura water facility prompt rate discussion
The updated price tag has ballooned to an estimated $672.2 million, a staff report shows, up by more than $115 million since the council discussed the project in November.

'Time for a reckoning:' Kansas farmers brace for water cuts to save Ogallala Aquifer
After 50 years of studies, discussions and hand-wringing about the aquifer's decline, the state is demanding that local groundwater managers finally enforce conservation. But in this region where water is everything, they'll have to overcome entrenched attitudes and practices that led to decades of overpumping.

Does Arizona have enough water? Phoenix-area cities are spending big to make sure it does
The Biden administration framed the spending effort as “water conservation,” but Arizona’s municipal water leaders aren’t using it to make changes traditionally thought of as conservation. Instead of paying for small tweaks to water use – like encouraging residents to install low-flow showerheads or rip out their thirsty lawns – many are thinking bigger, putting their multimillion dollar checks towards billion dollar infrastructure projects that are aimed at keeping taps flowing for decades to come.

Steuben County Villages to Receive $16.5M for Water Quality Improvements
Bath will receive $6 million in DWSRF financing and a $3 million WIIA grant to install new water mains. Canisteo will use $5.4 million in financing and grants to improve its wastewater treatment plant, benefiting the Canisteo River. Painted Post will receive $2.1 million for similar upgrades to protect the Chemung River.

Rapidan Dam faces "Imminent Failure" amid flooding
Flooding in the Midwestern U.S. collapsed a railroad bridge and tested a dam Monday after days of heavy rains that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate or be rescued from rising waters.

Federal climate funds to help Ohio cities slash emissions from wastewater operations
Biogas projects at wastewater plants serving Columbus and Cincinnati will offset roughly 50,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas annually, according to city officials.

New water pipeline will help stabilize Kyle's supply and keep up with growth
A new water pipeline being built will help the City of Kyle with persisting drought and the city’s growth. Kyle already has four sources it draws its water from. The new pipeline will draw water from a fifth source: The Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer.

EPA advances tribal water quality rule
The rule, which would help close the gap in water quality standards on Native American reservations, faces potential legal challenges.

North End wastewater plant cost could hit $3 billion
The most expensive project in the City of Winnipeg, may be hitting another costly milestone.  Upgrades to the North End Water Pollution Control Centre, once pegged at $795 million, could now cost $3 billion.