America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

Jun 06

America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to...

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Broken Sewer Line, Taxpayers Dollars, and No Solution in Sight…Oh My!

Apr 13

Broken Sewer Line, Taxpayers Dollars, and No Solution in Sight…Oh My!

Residents like to see their tax dollars at work for the right reasons. In Austin, Texas, taxpayers have been seeing their dollars spent and no solution to repair a broken sewer line. This issue has been ongoing for almost five years. City workers make daily trips transporting sewage from the line at 16th and Pearl streets and moving it to another access point in the...

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A Commendation for the City of Lufkin: Getting the (Sewer) Job Done

Jun 20

A Commendation for the City of Lufkin: Getting the (Sewer) Job Done

The city of Lufkin, approximately 120 miles outside of H-Town, gets an “e” for effort. The city has achieved a prominent status in the operation of its own sewer system rehabilitation project. No matter how arduous a task that the dilemma of infiltration and inflow has been, it is now being addressed for the long term. So far, there have been miles of sewer...

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Houston’s Sugar Land Consolidates Water Sources

Apr 07

Houston’s Sugar Land Consolidates Water Sources

Sugar Land is a suburban community located about 20 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County. The Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land region of the county is 11th fastest-growing metro area in the US. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown topped Forbes’ list of America’s fastest-growing cities. The city recently approved a Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) that outlines the...

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Bellaire Finalizes Trenchless Sewer Project

Mar 02

Bellaire Finalizes Trenchless Sewer Project

The Houston area neighborhood of Bellaire is on the tail end of the Lift Station Renewal and Replacement Program. The project included installation of just under 15,000 feet of 54-inch jacking pipe. The 54-inch Gravity Sewer Line Project began nearly two years ago and its completion will be ahead of schedule by one year. The project is one of several for the City of...

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