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Construction begins on 2 mi long combined sewer overflow tunnel in Alexandria, Virginia

The RiverRenew project in Alexandria, Virginia, includes a 2 mi long tunnel, multiple deep shafts, two large pumping stations, and the significant expansion of an interceptor sewer.

Army Corps’ rapid mapping helped end Piney Point evacuations in Florida

In early April, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rapidly developed new inundation maps to help address public safety concerns due to a leaking reservoir at a decommissioned phosphate plant in Florida.

Book explores how toilet design could redefine wastewater infrastructure

Author and science journalist Chelsea Wald examines the importance of toilets to health across the globe and how new toilet technologies could redefine sanitation and wastewater infrastructure.

Policy Briefing: Bipartisan water and wastewater bill clears Senate easily

In late April, the Senate handily passed legislation that would authorize more than $35 billion for drinking water and wastewater programs over five years.

Construction begins on phase 2 of longest tunnel in Missouri

Upon completion in early 2025, the 6.8 mi sewer tunnel will contribute to the St. Louis region’s ongoing efforts to improve water quality in streams and rivers.

First Step: turning an internship into a full-time job

Kacy Grundhauser, A.M.ASCE, talks with Civil Engineering about how she turned a college internship into a full-time job where she can focus on her dual interests in water resources and transportation.

Michigan agencies collaborate to reduce sewer overflows

By working together, three agencies in southeast Michigan will reduce sewer overflows to the Rouge River faster and more cost-effectively than if they acted separately.

American Rescue Plan Act provides billions for transit, rail, airports, and water

Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act focuses on relieving the economic harm associated with the coronavirus pandemic, but it also includes significant funding for infrastructure.

Preliminary treatment facility will boost Philadelphia’s wet weather treatment capability

A planned 300 mgd preliminary treatment facility will increase Philadelphia’s wastewater treatment capacity, helping the city attain its goal of dramatically reducing combined sewer overflows.

Mass transit, aviation, water and wastewater receive early attention in Congress

As President Joe Biden’s cabinet begins to take shape, Congress takes steps to address early infrastructure priorities of the new administration.