Category Archives: New York

Water Infustructure Needs of the Week

SYRACUSE, New York — The mayor of Syracuse has told the U.S. Senate public works committee that the city is averaging more than one water main break a day because many of the pipes were installed more than a century … Continue reading

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Water News as of September 13

Top Stories Maryland: All of the ports on the East Coast “have to get in the game,” Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, and get ready to accept larger cargo ships that will come through an expanded Panama Canal by 2015. … Continue reading

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Water News as of August 9

Top Stories Wisconsin: A bipartisan group of governors vented Saturday about the challenges of rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure in a time of tight budgets and partisan paralysis in Congress. In Congress this week, a bipartisan federal bill dealing in … Continue reading

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Water News as of July 26

Top Stories New York: New Yorkers and tourists tempted to cool off during the current heatwave by plunging into the Hudson River have been warned: it’s never been more dangerous. Researchers at Columbia University reported Thursday that antibiotic-resistant bacteria was … Continue reading

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Water News as of June 21, 2013

Top Stories EPA’s Fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, released June 4, reports that $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297 … Continue reading

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Water News For May 17, 2013

A note from the Clean Water Council: In 2011 CNN reported that 700 water main breaks occur in the United States every day–many experts believe that is a conservative number. In 2011, Houston, alone, reported 700 water main breaks in … Continue reading

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Water News, April 19, 2013

Top Stories Washington, DC: “Every $1 billion dollar invested in water/wastewater infrastructure could create $27,000 jobs,” NUCA president Florentino Gregorio (Anchor Construction, Washington, DC), said in his April 16 testimony before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House … Continue reading

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Water News, March 7-21, 2013

Top Stories National: On March 20, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved S.601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. The bill provides critical flood protection for communities across the country, maintains the flow of commerce, funds … Continue reading

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Clean Water Weekly, February 13-27

Top News National: On February 14, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 (WIFIA). The bill would create jobs by helping local communities upgrade or replace aging and damaged water and sewer systems,  … Continue reading

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News for December 26 – January 2, 2013

Top Stories Oklahoma: The infrastructure crisis the small town of  Konoawa is facing is typical of  what small towns around the county are facing with the rapidly aging treatment plants and pipelines that need to be replaced. With generous federal … Continue reading

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