Tag Archives: Water Infrastructure

How to Secure Federal Funds for your Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The average wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the U.S. is 40 to 50 years old and many of these aging facilities need upgrades. Federal funding programs are an option to complete a planned wastewater treatment plant upgrade. However, access to those funds comes with a caveat. To ensure climate resiliency and protect against flooding, the

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Horizontal Directional Drilling Streamlines Pipeline Installation

Permitting pipeline projects in extremely congested or environmentally sensitive areas can be burdensome from a schedule and financial standpoint. Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) construction methods can minimize surface disruption and often avoid impacts altogether. In this way, HDD offers great potential to reduce a project’s schedule and budget. Horizontal Directional Drilling Process and Benefits The

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Public Projects See Upward Shift in Bid Prices

Signs of economic recovery, slow as it may be, are emerging from construction bidding in the public sector. A May 2009 Dudek newsletter article on the recessionary impacts to public works bidding cited construction bids that were 20% to 50% below project budgets. At that time, private development had all but stopped, which resulted in

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South Coast Water District Launches Innovative Water Harvesting Facility

The project taps a new water source, reduces urban run-off, improves water quality, and converts an irrigation system from potable to recycled water. In a collaborative effort with the County of Orange and the City of Laguna Beach, South Coast Water District is constructing an innovative water harvesting and treatment facility that will have multiple

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Using Trenchless Technology for Sewer Upgrade

The City of Carlsbad converted two old sewer lift stations to facilitate gravity conveyance to an expanded collection system to reduce operations and maintenance expenses associated with the old lift stations. Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) was selected as the preferred method of construction for installing the new gravity flow pipeline stations because of cooperating soil

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