Rehab & Replacement

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

May 20, 2024 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Photos and charts courtesy of Utah State University. Analyzing Utah State University’s Third Study Examining Break Rates For all the out-of-sight, out-of-mind infrastructure we talk about in the water utility sector, water main breaks may be one of the more visible events that remind theRead More

Group launches campaign to commemorate Safe Drinking Water Act anniversary

Group launches campaign to commemorate Safe Drinking Water Act anniversary

May 7, 2024 at 10:35 am 0 comments

The Water & Health Advisory Council (the council), a multidisciplinary group of drinking water experts, recently announced the launch of a national campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act and provide guidance to lawmakers on the future of drinking water safety inRead More

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

May 6, 2024 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $3 billion from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help every state and territory identify and replace lead service lines, preventing exposure to lead in drinking water. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and madeRead More

Register for the UESI Pipelines 2024 Conference in Calgary

Register for the UESI Pipelines 2024 Conference in Calgary

April 3, 2024 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Premier Event for Pipeline Engineers, Practitioners Continues to Grow The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI) is bringing its 2024 Pipelines Conference to Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 27-31. The Pipelines Conference serves as a key component of UESI’s visionRead More

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

March 1, 2024 at 8:25 am 0 comments

WF&M Discussion with John Flaugher & Jonathan Cato, USG Water Solutions Editor’s Note: Addressing ongoing maintenance costs for utility assets is becoming increasingly critical. We caught up with John Flaugher, president and chief executive officer, and Jonathan Cato, chief operating officer, of USG Water SolutionsRead More

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

February 27, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Brendan O’Brien, Bill Marriott & Nick Bouthilette Across the United States, public water systems are facing a big question: is there lead in our water lines? This is a concern especially in older cities where most of the water infrastructure pre-dates the federal leadRead More

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