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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Chicago Learning Greener Ways to Manage Stormwater

Apr 13

Chicago Learning Greener Ways to Manage Stormwater

When it comes to stormwater management, Chicago is taking cues from the city of Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love has set an example in stormwater management the Chicago area should follow to reduce flooding, making waterways cleaner and give a welcome economic boost to struggling communities. Chicago has recently started looking into how Philadelphia handles...

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The City Of Alton Presses On to Regenerate Vital Infrastructure

Jun 12

The City Of Alton Presses On to Regenerate Vital Infrastructure

For many years before Chicago and its suburbs opened treatment plants, sewage drained into the Mississippi River. A lot has changed since then and many facilities are doing more than repairing or replacing aging equipment. Many are also implementing new ammonia and phosphorus standards. The city of Alton is making these impressive upgrades, as well as increasing the...

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Sewer Work Advisory for Chicago and Suburb

Feb 25

Sewer Work Advisory for Chicago and Suburb

An extensive infrastructure project on Elgin’s northeast side will rehab streets that are deteriorating, such as part of Plum Street.  Plum, St. John and adjacent side streets were largely developed in the late 1800s, with the sewer and water mains most likely dating back to the 1920s – 1940s.  Tasks that are being renovated include replacing curb and...

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Naperville Ups the Ante on Pipeline Rehabs

Nov 12

Naperville Ups the Ante on Pipeline Rehabs

Naperville has been battling storm water inflow and infiltration in the city’s sanitary sewer collections system for years. With this in mind, the city has decided on a new approach to pipeline rehab which includes some new techniques along with some adaptations to other methods they have long relied on. Naperville’s efforts have equaled reduced flows to the...

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