Water Infrastructure

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One of the nation's most ambitious attempts to recycle wastewater into potable water received a huge lift last month from the EPA with the receipt of a $164 million loan under the now-permanent Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.
City of San Diego News Release
October 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Metro Phoenix has a lot to think about as Lake Mead water shortages become ever more likely. A three-state drought contingency plan may only be a temporary fix for a problem that'll divide cities and stakeholders.
azcentral.com
September 29, 2018, 11am PDT
The new head of the Sewage & Water Board of New Orleans comes to the job from Milwaukee, and he already has big ideas about what the city must do to prevent flooding like it experienced last summer.
The New Orleans Advocate
August 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Arizona has excelled at storing water in preparation for future droughts. The challenge now is how cities will access that water when they need it.
Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
Two case studies exemplify the extreme economic and legal pressures surrounding water supply in the state of Arizona.
Water Deeply
August 10, 2018, 7am PDT
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has sounded an alarm about the state of the state's water infrastructure.
WFPL
July 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Water managers all over the country are bracing for expected water shortages.
The Hill
July 19, 2018, 12pm PDT
California voters in November will have the opportunity to help repair the Friant-Kern Canal, damaged by subsidence, as well as invest in watershed conservation programs, by passing a citizen-initiated $8.9 billion general obligation bond measure.
The Sacramento Bee
May 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cheap water flows freely to the golf courses of St. George, Utah, but all the new residents mean it’s going to have to increase supply or reduce demand—or both.
CityLab
May 25, 2018, 8am PDT
From clean drinking supply to sinking infrastructure, California has a lot to worry about when it comes to water. Two upcoming bonds could make a dent in the work ahead.
The Planning Report
May 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
Pretty Prairie has water with very high levels of nitrates, and lots of farmers that need to use nitrates if they want to keep the local economy going.
Harper's
May 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Colorado cities located north of Denver consider the future of water as the region grows. New infrastructure and new partnerships will be necessary to meet demand for water in the future.
The Denver Post
April 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
The quickly repaired Oroville Dam spillway is hoping for better performance this year, after a year of intense repair work.
California Department of Water Resources
March 18, 2018, 7am PDT
Despite state opposition and potential violations of California law, the Trump Administration has revived a project that was deemed impracticable only a few years ago.
Los Angeles Times
March 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The state's widespread practice of supplying unlimited untreated water to homes may be part of the reason it has to spend billions on a new pipeline and dam.
Water Deeply
November 29, 2017, 7am PST
Reflecting its reputation as the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota's highly developed water management infrastructure can be instructive for states facing frequent floods.
Brookings
November 27, 2017, 1pm PST
The legislature placed a $4.1 billion water bond on the ballot in June while a privately funded initiative hopes to qualify an $8.9 billion water bond for the November ballot. The state measure would also fund parks and trails.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 19, 2017, 12pm PDT
California's historic drought might have been greatly relieved by last year's abundantly rainy season, but there are more drought years to come, along with more questions about how the state will manage its water resources.
California WaterBlog
August 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The WIFIA federal loans program provides start-up capital to local water infrastructure projects. The program is designed to encourage experimentation and cost-effective construction strategies.
Brookings
June 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
The news from Michigan serves as a reminder that the Flint drinking water tragedy, which started in 2014, still has not been resolved. The health of Flint residents is still at risk.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune