Water

On June 15, the city of Hoboken, N.J., restarted installation of the first phase of its water main replacement project, which will replace a total of 15 blocks, or 7,035 linear ft. of Hoboken's oldest water mains. Other upgrades include service lines to the curb box, curb to curb resurfacing, green/grey infrastructure, and complete street design.

Thirty-eight months into a nearly $100 million Portsmouth, N.H., wastewater project and the end is finally in sight. Construction on the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), the largest public works project in the city's history, got under way in 2016 after the city was ordered to upgrade the existing wastewater facility due to inadequate treatment.

In 2017, Astra-Rohadfox UPC JV LP, a joint venture between Astra Group and Rohadfox Construction Control Services Corporation, was selected to deliver the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management's (DWM) Upper Proctor Creek Capacity Relief Facility and the Trust for Public Land's (TPL) Rodney Cook Sr.

Constructed 250-ft. beneath the city, a 28-mi. long stretch of 18-ft. diameter deep rock tunnels will dramatically reduce the threat to public health and the environment in Indianapolis, Ind. The DigIndy project is part of a $2 billion effort to reduce combined sewer overflows into area waterways.

Oregon City Council recently approved the bid of Hillabrand & Sons Construction LLC, Northwood, for the Starr Avenue Extension and Norden Road Waterline Improvements Project. The project, which will improve the water distribution system, consists of replacing approximately 5,300 ft.

The West Harris Regional Water Authority (WHRWA) in conjuction with its partner the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA), has awarded the first Surface Water Supply Program contract to Garney Companies Inc. The nearly $7 million project will create a 42-in.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Washington County is expected to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build and operate a proposed water pipeline, according to a Utah legislative audit. The audit found it will require a large fee, rate and tax increases for a southern Utah county to pay for a proposed pipeline that would pull water from Lake Powell and cost at least $1.4 billion over the next 50 years, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

At a cost of $45 million, construction crews in northern Colorado are working on a pipeline project that will provide a secure, year-round water supply in Boulder and Larimer counties. Upon completion, the Southern Water Supply Project II (SWSP) pipeline will bring additional Colorado-Big Thompson Project and Windy Gap Project water to the city of Boulder, town of Berthoud, Left Hand Water District and the Longs Peak Water District.

For nearly 20 years drought conditions in the Colorado River Basin have caused Lake Mead to drop nearly 130 ft. In Southern Nevada, conservation efforts have reduced per capita use by 36 percent even as the population increased by more than 650,000 during the same period.

Part of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's (NEORSD) Project Clean Lake, the $142.3 million Doan Valley Storage Tunnel project (DVT) has McNally/Kiewit DVT JV (McNally Tunneling Corp. and Kiewet Corporation) constructing three tunnels to help deal with combined sewer overflows (CSO) and have it treated.

Dredging has resumed in the Delaware and Raritan Canal, with the current season expected to run through the end of October. As of May 1, the canal was closed to boaters between the Walking Bridge and Griggstown Lock, to accommodate work in Reach 3. The next segment to be dredged in 2019 will be Reach 5 from July to October, between Griggstown Causeway and Blackwells Mills Causeway.