aging infrastructure

A year after the water emergency, Bay City officials focused on improving infrastructure

According to MLive updated on August 10th: Bob Dion, Bay City's water distribution supervisor, is still trying to forget about a taxing three-day search for the source of a water main break [...]

Upper St. Clair water main break is 6th in a week for PA American Water

According to Pittsburgh's Action News on July 29th: At least 75 customers were without water Tuesday night after a water main broke in Upper St. Clair. A spokesman for Pennsylvania American Water [...]

Gas line ruptures while Jackson crews work to fix water main break

According to WJTV12 update on July 29th: Natural gas is spewing out a hole on Siwell and Terry road in Byram, MS where Jackson crews were working on a water main break. Emergency [...]

Explosions rock city’s electrical grid

According to Richmond-Times Dispatch on July 24th: Lyn Bew noticed white smoke trickling from a manhole cover on Richmond’s East Main Street on Friday morning before he drove over it and parked [...]

Water main break blasts Carnegie business, shuts down road

According to Pittsburgh's Action News on July 23rd: A water main break disintegrated a portion of a sidewalk in Carnegie and sent water gushing into a business Wednesday night. Pennsylvania American Water [...]

Report: Cost to fix aging sewers, roads, schools will far exceed funds

According to The Washington Post on July 18th: Just about every jurisdiction in the Washington area has seen increases in taxes or utility fees in recent years, part of an effort to [...]

Bend Fire Responds To Two Unrelated Gas Leaks Today

According to MyCentralOregon on July 20th: According to the City of Bend, The Bend Fire Department responded to two unrelated natural gas leaks today. The first was called in at 9:15 a.m., [...]

UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL FIRE TRIGGERS WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGE IN LONG BEACH

According to ABC7 on July 16th: An underground electrical fire which blew off manhole covers in downtown Long Beach left nearly 5,000 people without power in the area. The fire was reported [...]

Water shut off to SIUE campus overnight; boil order in effect

According to Metro-East News on July 15th: A water main break at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has thousands of employees and students drinking bottled water for the time being. SIUE spokesman Doug [...]

Expensive new water pipelines needed in High Desert

According to Daily Press updated on July 13th: While water pipelines are judged to have a useful life of 50 to 100 years, much of America's infrastructure is falling behind recommended replacement [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: City’s aging water mains in ‘critical’ state

According to WCPO on July 1st: A massive problem is growing out of sight in Greater Cincinnati that’s draining government coffers, squeezing family budgets and threatens the future of a system we [...]

Sinkhole that trapped RTA bus caused by 1 of 1,700 annual water main breaks in Cleveland

According to ABC5 on June 26th: The road is back open and water has been restored after a messy and dangerous situation was created on E. 71st Street. A water main break [...]

Two water mains burst in Indy; officials blame aging infrastructure

According to CBS4 on June 23rd: Water main breaks shut down streets for hours Tuesday and left almost a hundred customers without water. If you thought water main breaks were exclusive to [...]

Billions of gallons of expensive drinking water going down the drain

According to Newsnet5 on June 19th: Northeast Ohio water customers and millions across the country are paying for water that never reaches their faucet. Every community and every neighborhood across Northeast Ohio [...]

Pipeline ruptures; about 7 homes evacuated

According to Victoria Advocate on June 14th: One household remains under evacuation after a natural gas explosion near Cuero Sunday evening, authorities with the sheriff’s office said Monday. A 42-inch pipeline owned [...]

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