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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Cross-Connections at the Crosshairs in Philadelphia Water System

Apr 13

Cross-Connections at the Crosshairs in Philadelphia Water System

Another historically old American city, another aging pipe system under distress. Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the nation so naturally, their underground infrastructure is showing its age. A common theme amongst older cities is a combined sewer system, and Philadelphia is experiencing challenges with theirs. One of the most recent pipe challenges,...

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Valley Forge Begins High Priority Sewer Restoration

Apr 13

Valley Forge Begins High Priority Sewer Restoration

The Township of Tredyffrin has begun urgent sewer upgrades that will cause several road closures around Valley Forge National Historical Park. The road closures are expected to be in effect through the end of July.  The repairs are part of the Wilson Road Force Main- a sanitary sewer pipeline which runs for 3.6 miles through Valley Forge, paralleling Valley Creek...

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Philadelphia’s Sustainable Stormwater Summit

Nov 20

Philadelphia’s Sustainable Stormwater Summit

Communities across the country have difficulties addressing their storm water infrastructure needs for resolving growing water quality and quantity challenges. From meeting regulatory requirements to maintaining and updating infrastructure in the face of tightening and sometimes shrinking budgets, along with very limited federal funding, the public sector is faced...

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Sewer System Committee Formed in Wilkes-Barre

Aug 17

Sewer System Committee Formed in Wilkes-Barre

The City Council is looking for alternatives to maintenance costs that are adding up and causing concern for the operation of the sewer system in Wilkes-Barre.  Going forward, the City will seek the efforts of an offsite consultant company to bring costs into perspective.  Residents remain leery of additional tax burdens but the City Council has advised that this...

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