aging infrastructure

Report: Underground Utilities Ignored by Higher Ed. Institutions

At UndergroundGIS, our mission is to change the "out of sight, out of mind" philosophy that property owners and facility managers often adhere to when it comes to their utility infrastructure. One [...]

Failing infrastructure imperils Drinking Water Systems

Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come from the state’s famously rich farmland. Without Des Moines Water Works, the central Iowa [...]

Monterey Park Pays AT&T $85,000 for Grazing its Fiber Optic Wires

Grazing fiber optic wires, a mistake during a routine new business water main installation cost Monterey Park $85,000 in settlement costs — an addition to $836,300 in water and sewer claims in [...]

Cleanup Continues After Massive Water Main Break

Cleanup efforts continued in North Philadelphia Sunday morning after a four-foot water main burst Saturday night, pouring millions of gallons of water into the street. Saturday's break, which happened about 8 p.m. near [...]

UPDATE: Water main break affects 500 customers in M’ville

A water main break late Thursday afternoon affected 500 Indiana America Water customers and forced the closure of a road near the Hickory Ridge Lake Apartments in Merrillville, officials said. Cleveland Street [...]

High Point Shopping Center Water Main Hit

A private contractor investigating the cause of a small sinkhole at High Point Shopping Center hit an 8-inch water main Wednesday. Businesses at the shopping center and South Kitsap High School were [...]

Philly has one sinkhole for every mile of road

According to PhillyVoice on August 31st: Philly's infrastructure problem may be even worse than you think. There have been 2019 sinkholes reported this year – around one for every mile of road [...]

BROKEN WATER MAIN LEAVES PACOIMA SCHOOL WITHOUT SERVICE FOR HOURS

According to ABC7 on August 26th: A broken water main sent water gushing down a street in Pacoima Wednesday morning and left a nearby elementary school without service for hours. The busted [...]

Big Spring High School Closes Due to Water Main Breaks

According to NewsWest 9 on August 26th: Two huge water main breaks in Big Spring overnight forced the high school to cancel classes on Wednesday. NewsWest 9 talked with locals and the [...]

Fairfield to spend $3M to replace aging water mains

According to Hamilton Journal News on August 23rd: The city of Fairfield will spend at least $3 million to upgrade its aging water infrastructure in the near future, while at the same [...]

CITY OF HOUSTON EXPLAINS REASONS FOR UNTENDED WATER MAIN BREAKS

According to ABC13 News on August 21st: The stream on Braesmain Drive isn't runoff from recent storms -- it's a water main break that neighbors say has been leaking for weeks. "Water seems [...]

Project reveals 20,000 leaks in Mass. gas lines

According to The Boston Globe on August 21st: The state’s aging natural gas pipelines are riddled with about 20,000 potentially dangerous and environmentally damaging leaks, many decades old, according to the first [...]

Sinkhole Blamed On Heavy Equipment Vibration

According to KEYT updated on August 20th: A resurfacing project on South Harbor Blvd. in Oxnard hit a roadblock on Wednesday when the vibration of heavy equipment cracked a concrete water main. [...]

8 water main breaks reported in Redford Township

According to Detroit Free Press on August 19th: At least eight water mains in Redford Township broke simultaneously on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. It's not clear what caused the ruptures, but [...]

Aiken city engineers investigate after more than 12 water main breaks this summer

According to NBC26 on August 18th: In Aiken County, many are dealing with water problems as well. Nearly a dozen water main breaks have occurred this summer, and now those who live [...]

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