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  • Pipe bursting equipment manufacturer and sewer contractor

    When sewer inspection and maintenance lead to sewer repair or replacement, there are a few key things a homeowner needs to know. While the sewer contractor is of prime importance, the equipment and methods the contractor uses are also critical to the overall outcome of the job. When all established methods of sewer lateral rehabilitation are on the table—open-cut excavation, CIPP lining, ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Sewer improvements in iowa

    EPA has awarded USD868,000 to the City of Clinton, Iowa, USA, for improvements to its wastewater system. The construction project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2012. The construction improvements include a lift station and 17,200 feet of new sewer pipe to convey wastewater from the nearby City of Low Moor, Iowa, to the new wastewater treatment plant. This project will improve water ...

  • $485,000 to city of fayetteville, Arkansas for sewer project

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is helping the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, address residential sewer backups, which occur during moderate to heavy rainfall, by replacing undersized sanitary sewer pipe with larger diameter pipe. EPA awarded $485,000 to the city to ensure clean water systems and rehabilitated about 90 manholes. EPA oversees the protection of water quality, public ...

  • $485,000 grant to Garner, Iowa, for sewer improvements (IA)

    EPA has awarded $485,000 to Garner, Iowa, for rehabilitation of its existing sanitary sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2011. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Garner, like many smaller Iowa communities, needs to keep upgrading its vital water infrastructure. Not only do improved sewer systems support economic growth, they are important ways ...

  • $123,000 Grant to Wichita, Kan., for Storm Sewer Project

    EPA has awarded $123,000 to the City of Wichita, Kan., for improvements to its storm sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help provide adequate storm sewer systems for Kansas cities. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund a construction project which is estimated ...

  • US$768,000 grant to Iola, Kan., for sewer project

    EPA has awarded US$768,000 to Iola, Kan., for improvements to the sewer system. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help Kansas communities better protect their water resources. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost US$2.6 million.” The purpose of the project is to repair and ...

  • $291,000 Grant to Boone, Iowa, for sewer project (IA)

    EPA has awarded $291,000 to Boone, Iowa, for funding the final phase of a sanitary sewer replacement project. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Awarding these water infrastructure funds will help to ensure that our water systems are clean, safe and sustainable for our families, children and grandchildren. EPA is dedicated to preserving our water resources and meeting the water ...

  • $868,000 grant to clinton, Iowa, for sewer improvements

    EPA has awarded $868,000 to the City of Clinton, Iowa, for improvements to its wastewater system. The construction project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2012. EPA Region 7 Regional Administrator Karl Brooks said, “This is an investment in environmental protection and infrastructure that will provide long-term economic and health benefits. This grant will partially fund the ...

  • $970,000 grant to Derby, Kan., for sewer improvements (KS)

    EPA has awarded $970,000 to Derby, Kan., for improvements to the sewer system. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Awarding these water infrastructure funds will help provide adequate wastewater service for current and future homes in Derby, Kan. Water infrastructure is a basic necessity to protect community health and the environment.” The purpose of the project is to ...

  • Ohio’s Largest Sewer District Selects InfoWorks ICM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD or District), Ohio, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling ...


    By Innovyze

  • $534,000 grant to Lincoln, Neb., for sewer improvements

    EPA has awarded $534,000 to the City of Lincoln, Neb., for improvements to the Theresa Street Wastewater Treatment Facility, which is expected to be completed by the spring of 2013. The project will improve the efficiency of existing anaerobic digesters by increasing the quantity of biogas or methane produced. Three additional pumps and internal piping improvements will provide for greater ...

  • $485,000 Grant to St. Joseph, Mo., for sewer improvements

    EPA has awarded $485,000 to the City of St. Joseph, Mo., for improvements to its combined sewer system. The sewer improvement project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “The project will reduce pollution discharges to waters of Missouri and clean the water that sustains the future of St. Joseph. These water infrastructure funds ...

  • Pipe material for earthquake zones

    In a study of the effects of earthquakes on water and sewer pipe, ductile iron pipe with restrained joints proved superior to other pipe materials. An article published in the Journal of the American Water Works Association describes how the high-strength, flexible pipe with flexible joints withstands earthquakes better than cement or plastic pipes. "Pipelines that deliver clean water and ...

  • $291,000 Grant to Keokuk, Iowa, for Sewer Project

    EPA Region 7 has awarded $291,000 to the City of Keokuk, Iowa, for improvements to its sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “The grant will improve aging water infrastructure and spearhead new projects that will reduce sewer overflows and improve water quality. These water infrastructure funds will help fund ...

  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in Missouri to pay $4.7 billion to cut sewer overflows

    The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants, at an estimated cost of $4.7 billion over 23 years, to eliminate illegal overflows of untreated raw sewage, including basement backups, and to reduce pollution levels in urban rivers and streams, the Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • EPA to initiate rulemaking to reduce harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating a rulemaking to better protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and basement backups. In many cities, SSOs and basement backups occur because of blockages, broken pipes and excessive water flowing into the pipes. SSOs present environmental and health problems because they ...

  • Settlement with city of Gloucester ensures improvments to treatment plant and addresses sewer overflows

    Under the terms of a modified Consent Decree lodged in federal court today, the City of Gloucester will upgrade its sewage treatment plant and work to stem overflows from its sewer system. The modified Consent Decree stems from a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the Attorney General of ...

  • Fort Wayne faces $250 million bill for sewer upgrades

    The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana has agreed to make an estimated $250 million worth of improvements to resolve longstanding problems with overflows from its sewer system, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week. The improvements are expected to reduce the volume of Fort Wayne's untreated combined sewer overflow discharges by 900 million gallons in ...

  • $485,000 grant to Topeka, Kan., for drinking water and sewer improvement projects (KS)

    EPA has awarded $485,000 to the City of Topeka, Kan., for improvements to its drinking water and sewer systems. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “It’s always a pleasure to help provide safe, reliable and affordable water to Kansas communities. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the ...

  • Dekalb county, GA., agrees to major sanitary sewer system upgrades (GA)

    DeKalb County, Ga. has agreed to make major improvements to its sanitary sewer systems in an effort to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated sewage, the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced today. In addition, DeKalb will pay a civil penalty of $453,000, to be split evenly between the United States and the state of Georgia, and implement a ...

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