More stories about Water

  • Combined sewer overflow project wins engineering award

    A steep hill in Covington, Ky. down which 6 million gallons of rain poured onto a highway turns from liability into a highly effective stormwater pollution prevention solution.

  • DBO water contracts increasingly popular

    At least three West Coast cities are using design-build-operate (DBO) to deliver critical water and sewer upgrades. The methodology is also popular with engineering awards judges.

  • Water systems plagued by age, supply shortages

    The American Water Works Association's FREE state-of-the-industry analysis shows the water and wastewater sectors have shifted focus from economic recovery back to the same old problem: financing improvements to aging systems.

  • Report: PVC fails less than any other pipeline material

    A second Utah State University study of PVC pipe performance in water and wastewater systems affirms the material’s 100-year lifespan. Previous research by the university’s Buried Structures Laboratory showed the pipe fails less often than ductile iron, cast iron, steel, concrete, and asbestos...

  • High & dry: water supply in an era of drought

    Organized by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association, the Whole Water Conference is open to anyone interested in resource planning, integrating recycled water, storm water, desalination, and groundwater management. Speakers include Marsi Steirer of San Diego Public...

  • Parsons Brinckerhoff awarded Everglades stormwater management contract

    The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for construction management services in connection with a water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

  • Fortune 500 CEOs say water affects where they locate facilities

    A recent survey reveals that 60% of business leaders believe water-related issues will negatively impact their businesses in the next five years, but most don’t have contingency plans.

  • Mobile Apps (& iPads)

    Over the summer, Jim McLaughlin, operations manager for the City of Eugene (Ore.) Public Works Department, showed me several mobile applications he has integrated into his operations to assist with inspections and management of assets. All of their applications have been developed in-house by an IT...

  • Severn Trent signs first CT wastewater contract

    The Water Pollution Control Authority’s 10-year public-private contract includes two subsequent five-year options.

  • Veolia to work with Los Angeles to apply industry best practices to water meter maintenance and inspection, chemical procurement

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has partnered with Veolia Environnement (Veolia), the world’s leading environmental services and technology provider, to review current practices and assist in the implementation of industry best practices for the city’s large water meter and...