Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

A new survey has identified 16 hazard mitigation projects totaling $3 billion that would reduce flood risks to people and property in the Upper San Jacinto River regional watershed. The Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County, the city of Houston, and the San Jacinto River Authority partnered on the San Jacinto River Regional Watershed […]

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Aug 14th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the country will benefit from $462 million in financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency is funding 161 projects that will improve the infrastructure that provides safe drinking water and wastewater management facilities in small towns and cities. USDA will loan $53.58 […]

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Aug 10th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) will receive $413 million in state funding for the design and construction of the Lake Ralph Hall Reservoir. On August 5, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a $398 million increase in multi-year board participation financing and amended a previous resolution to authorize a $15 million increase […]

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Jul 17th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Pharr water treatment plant

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $37.71 million to assist the city of Pharr in financing water and wastewater system improvements. Pharr will use more than $19.83 million from TWDB’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund to install approximately 13,500 linear feet of gravity sewer lines and force mains and decommission three lift stations and […]

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Jul 2nd 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust pipeline

Oklahoma – The state’s water resources board awarded $129 million to the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust for water and wastewater system improvements on June 16. The trust requested $74 million from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace a balancing tank along the Atoka pipeline and install emergency generators at […]

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Jun 12th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Map of 72-inch Water Line project

The city of Houston Public Works Department will start a series of procurements later this year for a $45 million 72-inch water line project that is split into several sections. Beginning in fall 2020, the department will advertise construction of the water line section from Crawford to Mt. Vernon that will provide waterlines, sanitary and […]

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Jun 12th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Lake Powell

Utah – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently issued a draft environmental impact statement that reports the Lake Powell Pipeline project is the only alternative that will meet the water needs of Washington County by 2060. The proposed pipeline will transport water from Lake Powell through an approximately 140-mile buried pipeline to Washington County. Five pump […]

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May 22nd 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The city of Fulshear is planning a new wastewater treatment plant to address population growth that is projected to jump from 29,090 residents in its wastewater service area in 2021 to an estimated 88,794 by 2036. In his State of the City address on May 18, Fulshear’s mayor said the city is establishing a partnership […]

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May 8th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
San Antonio Water System headquarters

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is seeking consulting services for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects and one engineering work order contract all under its 2020 Production Facilities Improvements Project. SAWS anticipates awarding a contract to more than one consultant as a result of this request for qualifications (RFQ). An $8 million rehabilitation of […]

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May 3rd 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Yazoo Backwater Study Area

Mississippi – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is beginning preparations on an environmental impact statement for a pump project in the Yazoo Backwater Area. District engineers and technical experts determined the need for an updated study based on recent floods and new data on the environment in the backwater area. New data indicates that […]

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Apr 27th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Seawater desalination plan illustration

The Corpus Christi City Council authorized staff to apply for $222.48 million in financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for the construction of a seawater desalination plant. TWDB officials included the city’s desalination plant project in the 2020 State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT). The water board also invited Corpus Christi […]

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Apr 20th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is seeking competitive sealed proposals for the W-6 Upper Segment: Hwy 90 to SW Military Drive Sewer Main Project that will replace the existing sewer infrastructure that runs through Lackland Air Force Base. Project scope calls for or the construction of about 29,000 linear feet of 60-inch, 78-inch, and […]

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Apr 7th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 31 approved Texas’ state action plan for distributing $4.38 billion in disaster mitigation funds. HUD’s approval enables the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to begin implementing the plan. GLO submitted a modified state action plan on February 3 for HUD’s review. Of the $4.38 billion, GLO will administer Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation […]

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Mar 27th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $2.7 billion in available funding for State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to assist with surface water and drinking water infrastructure projects. Of the total, more than $200 million will go to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. This year, the EPA is providing the […]

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Mar 20th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The city of Austin and Austin Public Works Department are scheduled to let several flood mitigation, water, and wastewater projects this spring that will address infrastructure needs. Some of the largest projects are: Ullrich WTP – Process Drain and Support Systems Improvements. This $6.74 million project will make improvements to multiple process areas at the […]

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Mar 20th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Maryland – The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) estimates that in order to add toll lanes to Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway, 70 miles of large water and sewer pipes would need to be relocated at a cost of up to $2 billion. Some main lines are up to 8 feet in diameter, which the […]

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Mar 13th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Pflugerville Wastewater Treatment Plant

The city of Pflugerville hired an owner’s representative on March 10 to oversee the design and construction of the project to expand its water treatment plant from 17.3 million gallons per day (MGD) to 30 MGD by 2022. Pflugerville’s master plan estimates the expansion cost at $39 million. The project includes the expansion of the […]

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Mar 6th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

Bastrop councilmembers are considering an engineers’ report recommending construction of three to four water wells and a water treatment plant for a preliminary estimate of $38.3 million. In 2018, it was determined the city’s alluvial well fields were at risk to drought and water quality issues that could not be treated by its outdated water […]

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Feb 7th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) anticipates opening several procurements this spring for its $490 million Lake Ralph Hall reservoir project after securing a final federal permit on February 6. The lake will be one of the first major reservoirs to be built in Texas in 30 years. Design is nearing completion for the […]

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Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Louisiana – The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will tender almost 30 major coastal restoration and flood protection projects this year. Total construction costs are estimated at $1.97 billion for all 28 projects that will create or nourish more land than will be lost to erosion, subsidence, and sea level rise. The state is expected to lose […]

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Jan 10th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Public Service Board of El Paso Water approved $140 million in infrastructure projects on January 8 as part of a $448.94 million water, wastewater, and reclaimed water budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. Major capital projects for the new fiscal year include an expansion of the Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant to add a new headworks […]

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Jan 3rd 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

South Dakota – Sioux Falls plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant in order to accommodate increased usage as a result of the city’s growth. Improvements will be made to primary, preliminary, secondary, and tertiary treatment, as well as to solids handling. Other site improvements will be made as well, including those that address the plant’s […]

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Dec 20th 2019 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Louisiana – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recommends a 50-year, $3.2 billion plan to protect New Orleans from flooding. The USACE plan would keep levees and floodwalls high enough to reduce flooding caused by storm surges from 100-year storms. This plan would call for crews to elevate hurricane-protection levee systems on both sides of […]

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Dec 6th 2019 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Officials from the Port of San Francisco outlined the $5 billion plan to rebuild the city’s seawall at the “Strategies for Storms, Flooding, and Sea Level Defense” conference on December 3 in Oakland. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has identified the city’s waterfront district as one of the most endangered historic places in […]

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Oct 18th 2019 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Tunnel construction under Indianapolis

Indiana – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding a $436 million loan to Indiana for projects that will bring cleaner water to residents throughout the state. The loan is part of the EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act and will be added to the Indiana Finance Authority’s (IFA) revolving fund. In total, nearly […]

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