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Pipeline Completed By Scottish Water Horizons
Pipeline completed by Scottish Water Horizons.
Jan 18 2019
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Non-stop rains have overcome the sanitation system in Atlanta, Ga., exposing sewer system
Non-stop rains have overcome the sanitation system in Atlanta, Ga., exposing sewer system.
Jan 17 2019
Last month in Atlanta, Ga., non-stop rains had overcome the sanitation system along Mount Olive Drive and the backup began to seep into homes in the…
The Arizona Clean Water State Revolving Fund has given the the Town of Marana $1.5 million to design and construct a new lift station.
The Arizona Clean Water State Revolving Fund has given the the Town of Marana $1.5 million to design and construct a new lift station.
Jan 10 2019
The Town of Marana, Ariz., received about $1.5 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to design and construct a new lift station and force…
At least 67 coal ash dumps in 22 states are leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater
At least 67 coal ash dumps in 22 states are leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater.
Dec 25 2018
On Dec. 22, 2008, the earthen wall of a coal ash impoundment in Kingston, Tenn., ruptured. The disaster sent 1.1 billion gal of coal ash slurry…
A sewer pipe in Louisville, Ky., is now repaired after corrosive sewer gases were found eating away the pipe’s concrete lining
A sewer pipe in Louisville, Ky., is now repaired after corrosive sewer gases were found eating away the pipe’s concrete lining.
Dec 19 2018
Repairs on a sewer pipe in Louisville, Ky., are now complete eight months after corrosive sewer gases were found eating away the pipe’s concrete…
 A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open
A natural gas well on the Canyons of Ancient National Monument in Colorado overflowed a tank after a valve was stuck open.
Dec 10 2018
In Montezuma County, Colo., a gas well spilled about 3,150 gal of wastewater onto the ground at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Oct…
In El Paso, Texas, there are plans to treat the city’s sewage water and send it back into its taps
In El Paso, Texas, there are plans to treat the city’s sewage water and sent it back into its taps.
Dec 4 2018
The Rio Grande is one of El Paso, Texas’, primary water sources. The river supplies as much as half of the city’s water needs. However, climate…
 A sewer overflow in Alabama is a result of a grease blockage caused by a third party
A sewer overflow in Alabama is a result of a grease blockage caused by a third party.
Nov 22 2018
In Mobile, Ala., the Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a sanitary sewer overflow on Nov. 20 near 720 Schillinger Road South,…
A sewer line in Virginia is leaking in a resident’s front yard, leaving behind waste
A sewer line in Virginia is leaking in a resident’s front yard, leaving behind waste.
Nov 9 2018
Residents in Madison Heights, Va., have an odor problem. According to ABC 13, a sewer line is is leaking in their yard. “Over the past couple of…
Combined sewer system in Washington D.C. mixes stormwater and sewage in the same pipes
Combined sewer system in Washington D.C. mixes stormwater and sewage in the same pipes.
Nov 7 2018
In Washington D.C., DC Water has recently completed a new sewer tunnel. According to Wamu, the Anacostia River was supposed to get a lot cleaner…
Blockages of grease cause multiple sewer water spills in Tennessee
Blockages of grease cause multiple sewer water spills in Tennessee.
Nov 6 2018
In Tennessee, a sewer water spill was caused by a blockage of grease. According to The Chattanoogan, crews were cleaning Walker County & Sewerage…
Nov 2 2018
The process when a power failure occurs and what that means to a utility’s water treatment plant operator is an enormous task. The operator has to…
New partnership will provide 475,000 eligible homeowners water and sewer line protection for about $8 a month in Philadelphia
New partnership will provide 475,000 eligible homeowners water and sewer line protection for about $8 a month in Philadelphia.
Nov 2 2018
The Philadelphia Energy Authority have announced a new partnership with American Water Resources (AWR). According to The Philadelphia Tribune, the…
Connecticut roads and wastewater are in poor condition
Connecticut roads and wastewater are in poor condition.
Nov 1 2018
The 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure was released by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) Section of the American…
Open-Storm Detroit Dynamics won $25,000 prize from Xylem, Inc.
Open-Storm Detroit Dynamics won $25,000 prize from Xylem, Inc.
Oct 5 2018
In Alexandria, Va., a team from the Great Lake Water Authority and the University of Michigan won the first-ever Intelligent Water Systems Challenge…
Hurricane Lane triggers wastewater discharges in Hawaii
Hurricane Lane triggers wastewater discharges in Hawaii
Aug 27 2018
Heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Lane led to three wastewater discharges in Hilo, Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Tribune Herald. Discharges…
Wastewater spill in New York river
Wastewater spill in New York river
Aug 20 2018
The Binghamton, N.Y., wastewater treatment plant, joint-owned by the village of Johnson City, N.Y., discharged approximately 34,976,300 gal of…
Power outages cause wastewater to discharge into Connecticut River
Power outages cause wastewater to discharge into Connecticut River
Aug 6 2018
On Aug. 3, a power failure caused the Northampton Wastewater Treatment Plant in Northampton, Mass., to release discharge into the Connecticut River.…
Jul 31 2018
From July 21 to 25, 2018, Baltimore’s sewer system was inundated with record rainfall levels, causing a flow of approximately 45 million gal of…
May 1 2018
Managing sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) is an ongoing concern for many sewer utilities, and while most have established plans to deal with them when…
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