Disposal and Treatment of Wastewater

US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

Associated Press » With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters. The nation endured 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the government said Monday, totaling $306 billion. That tied 2011 for the number of billion-dollar calamities, but it blew past the total cost record of $215 billion in 2005.

2018-01-10T11:04:38+00:00 January 9th, 2018|U.S. News, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

Low-Lying Boston’s Frigid Flood Risk Reminder

Route 50 » Boston Harbor and other coastal areas in New England saw some of their highest tide levels on record on Thursday as a wicked and rapidly intensifying winter storm meteorologists have described as a “bomb cyclone” moved up the East Coast bringing blizzard conditions, frigid temperatures and major snowfall to many areas.  

2018-01-08T15:24:07+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Massachusetts, Roads, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

Tunneling 200 Feet Underneath Connecticut For Cleaner Water, At A Cost

New England Public Radio » A giant, miles-long tunnel is about to be drilled hundreds of feet beneath Connecticut’s capital. This subterranean project will take years, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and the hope is, result in cleaner water for the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound.

2017-11-08T15:53:25+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Connecticut, Wastewater|

San Francisco Upgrading Water Systems With Eye On Climate Change

NBC Bay Area » It may be mostly happening out of sight, out of mind — but San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is in the midst of a whirling dervish of 70 construction projects including upgrades to the city’s aging and decrepit water treatment plants and sewer systems. The price tag for phase 1 alone — $2.9 billion.

2017-11-08T16:57:41+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|California, Drinking Water, Wastewater|

Texas-size $61 billion Harvey plan includes ‘Ike Dike,’ new reservoirs, buyouts

Houston Chronicle » Damage from Hurricane Harvey in Texas is estimated at $180 billion, and officials unveiled a $61 billion plan to rebuild and protect the region. Some of the money will be used to buy out projects located in the flood plain and construct three “coastal spines,” but getting federal funding could be a challenge.

2017-11-06T12:04:06+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Texas, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

Lawyer foresees talks with state on I-12 barrier

The Livingston Parish News » When the Great Flood of 2016 marks its first anniversary, lawyer Josh Palmintier would like to be sitting down with state officials, talking about the concrete barrier on Interstate 12. He wants the discussion to center on altering the barrier and improving drainage to avoid a repeat of the destructive flooding of Aug. 12, 2016.

2017-08-10T07:34:18+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Louisiana, Urban, Wastewater, Water|
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