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Monterrey suffers weeks-long water cutoff amid drought

Jun. 21, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The industrial hub of Monterrey has long been one of Mexico’s most prosperous cities, so its almost 5 million residents were shocked when they lost the most basic of services: water. A combination of an intense drought, poor planning and high water use...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Monthslong closure of major NYC aqueduct delayed a year

Jun. 09, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

A long-planned temporary shutdown of a leaking aqueduct that supplies about half of New York City's drinking water will be pushed back a year, giving officials more time to prepare for the monthslong closure. The city has spent nine years working on a $1 billion bypass tunnel far...

St. Louis Park OKs $4 million for water main repairs

Jun. 07, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis Park City Council has approved $4 million for water main repairs. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Tuesday that the money will go to repair mains that broke in the same neighborhood on May 21 and June 3. The first break affected more...

Officials: Tempe plagued with deteriorating sewage pipes

Jun. 04, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — TEMPE, Ariz. — A recent pipe rupture that spilled around 8 million gallons of water and closed a major Phoenix-area highway put Tempe’s water infrastructure back in the news. Checking water main lines is now a priority for Tempe officials since the incident,...

EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state's population, officials said Friday. The combined federal and state funding of...

Newark resident: Power plant 'Not just, not right, not fair'

Apr. 26, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Residents of a pollution-choked neighborhood in New Jersey's largest city said Tuesday they are tired of their community being used as a dumping ground for projects that foul their air yet exclude them from the economic benefits of industry. In an online public...

Power plan paused by NJ governor in minority area is back

Apr. 20, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey sewage treatment plant in a predominantly minority neighborhood is pressing forward with its plan to build a gas-fired power plant, three months after the state's governor paused the proposal to make sure it does not overly burden the already polluted community. ...