Rehab & Replacement

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

February 22, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are still 9.2 million lead lines connecting homes to water systems nationwide. According to the American Water Works Association, the average cost to fully replace a single lead service line can be more than $10,000 and AWWARead More

BlueConduit introduces lead service line cost estimator

BlueConduit introduces lead service line cost estimator

July 19, 2023 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

As water utilities across the United States work to find and replace lead service lines (LSLs), many are doing so without knowing just how many are in their system. To help utilities plan, water analytics company BlueConduit has launched a free LSL count and replacementRead More

Houston Public Works transmission line project earns statewide recognition

Houston Public Works transmission line project earns statewide recognition

July 5, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Houston Public Works (HPW), Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. (LAN), and Harper Brothers Construction, LLC (HBC) have received the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TX-APWA) 2023 Project of the Year Award for Environment, $25M-$75M category, for the SWTP 72-in. Water Line fromRead More

WATCH: Mueller’s Dave Johnston on Lead Service Line Locating, LCRR Compliance

WATCH: Mueller’s Dave Johnston on Lead Service Line Locating, LCRR Compliance

May 19, 2023 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

In the latest edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, Dave Johnston, director of smart infrastructure at Mueller, joins us for a discussion on compliance with the U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The LCRR requires water utilities of all sizes to developRead More

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

April 3, 2023 at 8:34 am 0 comments

| By Gregory M. Baird Cities across the United States are struggling with maintaining existing infrastructure with supply chain disruptions and rising costs of equipment, manpower and supplies. Likewise, developers are faced with many challenges to plan, finance and build basic infrastructure and housing unitsRead More

Up in the Clouds: Leveraging New Advancements in AI for Aging Infrastructure

Up in the Clouds: Leveraging New Advancements in AI for Aging Infrastructure

March 24, 2023 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Chris Dermody, Raja Kadiyala & Ravi Vennelakanti The challenges related to managing sewer collection systems are well understood. These include an ever-growing quantity of sewer inspection videos needing to be assessed and acted upon each year. In the total lifespan of this inspection dataRead More

Staying Ahead of Lead

Staying Ahead of Lead

March 13, 2023 at 6:07 am 0 comments

What the Scope of LCRR Compliance Work Will Consist of in 2023 & How Lead Has Impacted Public Trust of Water Systems In short, when it comes to complying with the U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), water utilities have a lot onRead More

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

January 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of achieving 100 percent lead service line removal and replacement. The “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative was introduced during a White House event with ViceRead More

WATCH: Why the water sector is calling for LSL replacement

WATCH: Why the water sector is calling for LSL replacement

November 1, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

As part of the virtual 2022 Water Asset Management Conference, WF&M hosted a panel discussion on lead service line rehabilitation, analyzing the requirements under the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) and the biggest challenges for utilities. Specifically, on the replacement part of LCRR, theRead More

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

June 6, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Tiffany Harrison & Wayne Hofmann The combination of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has delivered a potent one-two punch for the water and sewer sectors.  ARPA provides more than $350 billion in financial assistance, with waterRead More