Dec 6th 2019 | Posted in Water 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 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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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Members of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will consider requests for several multi-million dollar loans to finance water and wastewater projects at their October 3 board meeting. The city of Austin is seeking a $67.83 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for construction of water system improvements at its North Austin […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Pearland City Council approved design contracts August 26 to move forward on the construction of a $145 million water plant with an output of 10 million gallons per day (MGD). A $1.3 million contract for design work on the first phase of the surface water plant received approval. This phase includes construction of a raw […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – Fort Lauderdale’s failing drinking and wastewater systems are forcing officials to create a new utility action plan. A 2017 report estimated the water and wastewater systems will require $1.4 billion to fix. The plan includes $124 million to repair, or up to $280 million to replace, the Fiveash Regional Water Treatment Plant. Built in 1954, […]

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Aug 15th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pacheco Creek

California – Officials at the Santa Clara Valley Water District are planning the construction of a $1 billion dam and reservoir near Pacheco Pass to serve their 1.9 million Silicon Valley residents and avoid water shortages during future droughts. A new study from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation recommends several improvement projects […]

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Aug 9th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Houston officials recently announced that the city will receive federal funding for two of the city’s large-scale flood mitigation projects almost two years after Hurricane Harvey. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award $46.9 million to the first phase of the Inwood Forest Stormwater Detention Basin Project and the initial phase of the $47.1 […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

The city of Houston will expedite $2 billion in improvements to its sanitary sewer system over the next 15 years under an agreement with state and federal regulators approved by City Council on July 24. Damaged and clogged pipes in the city’s 6,000-mile sewer system caused sewage overflows in violation of the Clean Water Act, […]

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Jul 11th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $192 million in 29 states for rural water infrastructure. The investment is being made through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which funds drinking water, stormwater drainage, and waste disposal systems projects in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. States include […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Texas– The drainage system for the Quail Creek area in Wichita Falls, which has 3,442 properties, needs to be updated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) mapping of the area is outdated and the model needs to be adjusted to include additional improvements made since it was last mapped in the 1990s. A FEMA map […]

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Apr 3rd 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

California- Antioch’s city council has voted to move ahead with a brackish desalination plant. The city accepted a $10 million state grant that will pay toward the design and construction. Pumps would take brackish river water from the city’s Fulton Shipyard intake and pipe it to the desalination plant at 410 Putnam St. where it […]

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Apr 27th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
Nick Williams, P.E. City of Stephenville Director of Public Works

Stephenville city officials plan to use $17 million in funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to upgrade the wastewater treatment system. The first phase of the project, estimated to cost $9.5 million, is to add a relief load transfer point to bottleneck, said Nick Williams, director […]

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Mar 23rd 2018 | Posted in Water by Mary Scott Nabers

America has very frightening water problems. The country’s resources are inadequate in many states. Water quality is so poor in some areas that citizens are in danger. Another Flint, Michigan, could occur at any time. Water pipelines passed their anticipated life expectancy decades ago in about 80 percent of the country. If ever we should […]

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Feb 26th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $499 million in funding towards the building of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County. This is the second portion of an application received from the North Texas Municipal Water District during the third funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. […]

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Jan 26th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

California– California’s Department of Water Resources has approved $34.4 million in grants to eight desalination projects across the state. The money comes from Proposition 1, a water bond passed by state voters in November 2014. Three projects were awarded $10 million each to help with construction. Among them is the Antioch Brackish Water Desalination Project, […]

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Jul 28th 2017 | Posted in Water by Kristin Gordon

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently approved $1,052,915,000 in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. The funding will be distributed to 10 project sponsors across the state.  $677,120,000 to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, and Rockwall counties) for a water supply project;  […]

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Jan 10th 2017 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

In his regional State of the State speech, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo shared his proposal to invest $2 billion in statewide water infrastructure improvements. The funding would be put towards upgrading filtration systems to eliminate contaminates, improve the longevity of wastewater treatment facilities and prevent runoff. “We want to fund state of the […]

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Dec 21st 2016 | Posted in Water by Priscilla Loebenberg

The president signed into law on Friday legislation that will authorize about $10 billion in federal investment in water projects. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides for stormwater management projects and more than 330 port, levee and dam projects. It also funds initiatives to develop alternative water supplies in drought areas. […]

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Dec 14th 2016 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline
Photo by Darwin Bell is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The House and Senate have approved a comprehensive water resources infrastructure bill, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. If signed by the president, the legislation will authorize $170 million to help Flint, Mich., officials continue to address the city’s contaminated water supply. Nearly $12 billion will be authorized for ports, dams and […]

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Sep 14th 2016 | Posted in Water by Priscilla Loebenberg

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced $283 million in funding for water and waste infrastructure for 168 small towns as part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The program provides assistance and financing to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems for communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. “Strong […]

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Apr 15th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller
The TWDB has authorized 28 projects for the SWIFT priority list

The entities that made the prioritization list now have until May 11 to submit full applications for SWIFT funding, after which TWDB staffers will review them before selecting the projects that are deemed eligible for funding by July. Bonds will be sold in October, and the funding dispersed in December. “At which point, we’ll take a deep breath and get ready for the 2017 round of funding,” Walker said.

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Mar 30th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller
Photo of a dry creek bed by CraneStation licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The White House was home to a summit coinciding with World Water Day. Administration officials were able to announce several state government and corporate pledges of investment, as well as new federal initiatives meant to combat the issues faced by the aging and deteriorating infrastructure.

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Mar 11th 2016 | Posted in Water by Peter Partheymuller

2017 Draft State Water Plan projects state’s water needs, supply from 2020 through 2070  Last week, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved the 2017 Draft State Water Plan, which lays out how the state’s water planners intend to prepare Texas to meet its water needs through 2070. It is now open for public review […]

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