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Concrete Water Tanks Built to Withstand Earthquakes

A utility company in Eugene, Oregon, is currently constructing two of six new water tanks to improve resiliency against earthquakes.


Bidding Open for TX Ground Storage Tank Project

The City of Red Oak in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the construction of a one-million-gallon ground storage tank.


New Product Announcement: Insulation Coating Feedstocks

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently released a new product line of feedstocks to substantially improve the performance of thermal insulation coatings.


Sherwin Launches Online Water Tank Designer

Earlier this week, Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine unveiled its new online tool for conceptualizing, visualizing and optimizing water storage tank coating projects.


MI Lead Pipe Replacement Nearing Completion

This month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the accelerated campaign to replace aging lead water service lines in the City of Benton Harbor is nearing completion, almost fi...


Contractors Needed for SC Tank Rehab Project

The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority in Okatie, South Carolina, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an elevated storage tank.


$1.25M TX Water Storage Plant Rehab Approved

At the end of last month, city officials in Katy, Texas, approved a $1.25 million rehabilitation project for existing water storage tanks at its water storage plant.


EPA Awards $1M for Wastewater Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $1 million research grant to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to improve wastewater monitoring for the spread of infect...


Tnemec Announces 2022 Tank of the Year

On Friday (Oct. 21), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. released a video announcing the winner of its 2022 Tank of the Year competition.


Contractors Needed for TX Storage Tank Rehab

The City of Weimar in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 75,000-gallon elevated storage tank.


JPCL Steel Coating Buying Guide Online Now

The 2022 Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Coating Systems Buying Guide for Steel is available in print and online at paintsquare.com.


KY Water Tower Project Nears Completion

Work on a water tower painting project in Owensboro, Kentucky, is expected to soon be completed, including a new logo designed to celebrate the city’s bluegrass history.


2019 Refinery Explosion Final Report Issued

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final report earlier this month for the 2019 Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery explosion in Philadelphia.


MA Water Tower Undergoing $3.6M Rehab

The Forest Street Water Tower in Methuen, Massachusetts, will be out of service for the next seven month as it undergoes a $3.6 million renovation project.


Contractors Needed for CA Storage Tank Rehab

Los Angeles County in Topanga, California, is currently seeking contractors for the replacement of one 500,000-gallon water tank, one 3,000-gallon surge tank and one 1,250-gallon surge tank.


Scotland Inspecting Sewers with Drone, Laser Tech

Utility company Scottish Water is adopting the use of “state-of-the-art” drones and lasers to improve Scotland’s sewers and reduce its carbon emissions.


Judge Approves 2015 CA Oil Spill Settlement

Earlier this month, a federal judge gave final approval to a $230 million settlement by owners of the pipeline that ruptured near Santa Barbara, California, in 2015.


Contractors Needed for Ground Storage Tank Rehab

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 70 in Houston is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing 429,000-gallon bolted steel ground storage tank.


Robotic System Remotely Inspects Offshore Structures

A cleaning and inspection tool development led by Australian energy company Woodside reportedly offers safe and cost-effective remote inspection of equipment on offshore platforms.


Ontario Water Tower Project Nearing Completion

A $3.2 million water tank renovation project in Ontario, Canada, is reaching its final stages, with the improvements anticipated to increase its functionality for the next 20 years or more.


Contractors Needed for GA Storage Tank Rehab

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission in Brunswick, Georgia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two 500,000-gallon storage tanks.


Experts Concerned by MVP Coating Integrity

With pipes intended for the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline stored above ground for years, concerns have been raised by residents and experts regarding the coatings, corrosion and the ...


Contractors Needed for TX Clearwell Rehab Project

The Upper Leon River Municipal Water District in Comanche, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing clearwell.


PA University Water Tank Repaint Completed

A water storage tank was recently repainted as part of a $650,000 rehabilitation project on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.


Mountain Valley Pipeline Deadline Extended

In a unanimous decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved a new deadline for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be completed more than four years after construction wa...


Nominations Open for 2022 Tank of the Year

In an emailed press release, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced that it was accepting entries for its 2022 Tank of the Year Competition.


Contractors Needed for KS Standpipe Recoating

The City of Olathe in Kansas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of an existing standpipe.


Mistrial Declared for Flint Water Crisis Case

Last week, a judge declared a mistrial after a jury couldn’t reach a verdict as to whether two engineering firms should be held responsible for lead contamination in the water in Flint, Mich...


PHMSA Issues Final Gas Pipeline Safety Rule

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced a final rule to strengthen the safety and environmental protection of more...


IA Water Tower Design ‘Tentatively’ Approved

A paint scheme for a new water tower in Sheldon, Iowa, has been tentatively approved by the city’s council, moving the project forward again since its initial proposal nearly six years ago.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Lining

At the beginning of the month, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the release of its new phenalkamine epoxy lining.


Contractors Needed for TX Standpipe Tank Rehab

The City of Bellville in Austin County, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 116,000-gallon standpipe.


APC Secures China New Build Tanker Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently signed a deal with British marine services provider James Fisher and Sons plc for a tanker being built i...


Fundraising Relaunched for Hamburg Water Tower

After a two-year break, a fundraising campaign to paint a water tower in Hamburg, New York, as a hamburger has returned.


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Restoration Projects

The City of Corpus Christi in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of two one-million-gallon multi-leg elevated water tanks.


Water Tower Getting New Candy-Themed Design

A water tower in Bryan, Ohio, is getting a “sweet” new design featuring large painted lollipops thanks to Spangler Candy Company.


Paint Work Nearly Complete on IN Water Tower

Repainting and repairs are being finished on a water tower in Albion, Indiana, after nearly two months of work.


Errors Cause OH Water Tower Painting Delay

Work has been delayed for the repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, after contractors used the wrong color paint and the wrong logo stencil.


Contractors Needed for MS Water Tower Painting

The Diamondhead Water and Sewer District in Diamondhead, Mississippi, is currently seeking contractors for the painting of a 500,000-gallon elevated pedesphere water storage tank.


PG&E Fined $1.27M for Corrosion Remediation

The California Public Utilities Commission recently issued a citation against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for failing to correct problems with systems used to prevent corrosion in natur...


Flint Seeking Water Infrastructure Loan

The City of Flint in Michigan is planning to request nearly $12 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to complete the next round of upgrades on its water supply infrastructure.


Bids Open for TX Water Tower Construction, Painting

The City of Corpus Christi in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the construction and painting of a three-million-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valving, pumps, SCADA, b...


Rikers Being Studied for Wastewater Facility

According to city records, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a contract to Jacobs Civil Consultants to study the possibility of constructing a new Was...


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Repainting

The City of Gretna in Nebraska is currently seeking contractors for the repainting of a two-million-gallon elevated water tower.


Sherwin Names 2021 Impact Award Winners

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards.


Mural Artist Rescued from FL Water Tower

Last week, first responders in Dunedin, Florida, rescued a mural artist from the water tower he was working on after the motor on his lift equipment failed.


Contractors Needed for Storage Tank Project

The City of Decatur in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a one-million-gallon elevated water storage tank.


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on the new NSF water tank linin...


Contractors Needed for Ground Storage Tank Rehab

The City of Rusk in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of ground storage tanks.


PA Wastewater Facility Expansion Underway

A wastewater treatment facility in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania, broke ground last month for a $21 million expansion that will increase capacity and make processes more environmentally ...


Contractors Needed for MN Water Tank Improvement

The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the one-million-gallon Ferndale Water Tower on behalf of the Saint Paul Regional Water Services.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvement

Spotsylvania County, Virginia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a ground storage reservoir.


$120M Water Infrastructure Loan Awarded in CA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to a utilities agency in San Bernard...


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New Product Announcement: Epoxy Tank Lining

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced the launch of its new phenolic epoxy tank lining that offers chemical and temperature resistance.


New Logo Painting Planned for OH Water Tower

A water tower in Huron, Ohio, will be getting a new paint job due to the structure’s sponsoring changing its name and logo.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvement

The City of Westerville, Ohio, is currently seeking contractors for the improvement of a one-million-gallon spheroid water storage tank.


Repainting Begins on FL Beach Ball Water Tower

Repainting work has begun on an iconic water tower painted to resemble a beach ball in Pensacola Beach, Florida.


CA Reservoir Project Pursuing $2.2B Loan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invited the Sites Reservoir project in Maxwell, California, to apply for a $2.2 billion loan through the Water Infrastructure Fin...


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Coating

The City of Saline in Michigan is currently seeking contractors for the repair of a 250,000-gallon spheroid tank.


Using Technology to Keep Sewers, Pipes Clear

When non-degradable items are flushed into sewer systems and pipes, blockages create back-ups for the wastewater industry.


Contractors Needed for TX Tank and Pump Station

The City of Morgan’s Point Resort in Belton, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the construction of a ground storage tank and pump station.


Carboline Enhances Interactive W/WW Guide

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced that it has added new features to its virtual Water/Wastewater Asset Protection Guide.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Painting

The City of Fernandina Beach in Florida is currently seeking contractors for the painting of an elevated water tower.


WV Water Tank Bids Face Cost Increases

City officials in Wheeling, West Virginia, recently solicited bids for the repainting of two water tanks and were surprised by the increase in costs for the work.


GA Park Designed to Prevent Flooding

A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold 10 million gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area while maintaining a community space.


Contractors Needed for Reservoir Inspection

The City of Independence in Missouri is currently seeking contractors for inspection and rehabilitation of a 2 million gallon ground storage reservoir.


EPA Announces $688M in WIFIA Loan Awards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $688 million to help advance water infrastructure projects.


Contractors Needed for Spheroid Tank Painting

The Village of Cary in Illinois is currently seeking contractors for the painting of a 400,000-gallon spheroid water tank and mechanical mixer.


LA Pipeline Corrosion Causes Oil Spill

A pipeline near New Orleans ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel last month after repairs needed to fix corrosion damage were delayed.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Rehabilitation

The City of Coppell in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a two-million-gallon composite elevated water storage tank.


New Product Announcement: Conduit Slip Coating

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced that it has released a new high-temperature, anticorrosion slip coating for electrical conduits.


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Reconditioning

The City of Hermantown in Minnesota is currently seeking contractors for the reconditioning of a 600,000-gallon elevated water tower.


New Product Announcement: Pipeline Tape

Anticorrosion coatings manufacturer Denso Group Germany recently announced the launch of its new all-in-one corrosion protection tape for pipelines and pipe sections.


MI Develops Corrosion Control Advisory Panel

Last month, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced the development of its Corrosion Control Advisory Panel to reduce lead in Michigan drinking water.


Contractors Needed Water Tank Rehabilitation

The Village of Endicott in New York is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a riveted steel water storage tank.


NISTM Hosting Annual Tank Conference and Trade Show

Today (Dec. 1) kicks off the National Institute for Storage Tank Management’s 14th annual National Aboveground Storage Tank Conference and Trade Show in The Woodlands, Texas.


Contractors Needed for Elevated Water Tank Coating

The City of Wooster in Ohio is currently seeking contractors for the repair of a 250,000-gallon, welded column-supported toro ellipsoidal tank built in 1973.


Grants Awarded for Wastewater Virus Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it has awarded Tulane University (New Orleans) a grant to research human viruses found in wastewater intended for water reuse.


New Product Announcement: Wastewater Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of an expanded portfolio of coating systems for wastewater facilities.


Contractors Needed for Water Tank Improvements

The City of Blooming Grove in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the coating of two 50,000-gallon steel ground storage tanks and one 100,000-gallon welded steel tank.


Tnemec Announces 2021 Tank of the Year

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year: a 750,000-gallon composite elevated water tank in Moorhead, Minnesota.


Tnemec Announces People’s Choice 2021 Tank

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the People’s Choice winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year program—a water tank in Rochester, Minnesota that resembles an ear of c...


Contractors Wanted for TX Lift Station Replacement

The City of Commerce in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the replacement of one wastewater treatment plant master lift station pump.


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Contractors Needed for Tank Rehab Project in MN

The City of Saint Paul/Ramsey County in Saint Paul, Minnesota is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate three water tanks.


Contractors Wanted for CA Reservoir Coatings Project

The Valley Center Municipal Water District in Valley Center, California, is currently seeking contractors to paint and recoat the Weaver Reservoir.


Nominations Open for 2021 Tank of the Year

In an emailed press release, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced that it was accepting nominations for its 2021 Tank of the Year Competition. The call for nominati...


JPCL August Issue is Now Online

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content an...


3D Printing Firm Trials Sewage Infrastructure

Thanks to a new partnership between United Utilities and progressive start-up Changemaker 3D Ltd, the water sector in the United Kingdom could be the first to print made-to-measure objects o...


NJ Bill Passed to Replace Lead Pipes

Recently, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a new bill into law, requiring that hundreds of public water systems in the state have their inventories taken for lead pipes so that the inf...


Wastewater Continues to Help Track COVID-19

Thanks to wastewater surveillance, residents living in parts of Davis, California, were able to identify areas where cases of COVID-19 were increasing.


Contractors Needed for TX Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Branham, Texas, is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate an elevated storage tank.


Navy, EPA Enter Wastewater Upgrade Agreement

Announced at the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it would be entering a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Navy to complete major upgrade...


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Rehab

The City of Tyler is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Glenwood Elevated Storage Tank in Tyler, Texas.


CA Water Tank Explosion Causes Fatality

Last week, a 1.5-million-gallon water tank exploded in at the Station 7 Water Facility in Lemoore, California.


PA Water Tower Repainting Project Out for Bid

Adams County is currently seeking contractors to recoat the Prison Tank in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


CA Water Tower House Listed for Sale

For those seeking a home with industry aesthetic and charm, look no farther than Seal Beach, California, where an historic converted four-bedroom, four-bathroom water tower has gone on the m...


Contractors Needed for FL Tank Improvements

The City of Tampa is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the Morris Bridge East Ground Storage Tank in Tampa, Florida.


Oil Chem Owner Sentenced for Flint Dumping

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that President and owner of Oil Chem Inc., Robert J. Massey, had been sentenced 12 months in prison for violating the Clean Water...


PA American Water Taps $17M in Upgrades

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania American Water announced a $17 million plan to rehabilitate 11 of its water storage tanks and construct an additional seven new structures throughout the yea...


Vortex Epoxy Coating Passes Greenbook

Global provider of trenchless infrastructure products and services, Vortex Companies, LLC, announced last week that its 100% solids epoxy coating, Structure Guard, had passed critical chemic...


Elevated Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

The City of Hurst is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the North Precinct Line Road Elevated Storage Tank in Hurst, Texas.


Contractors Needed for CA Digester Coating Project

Stockton Municipal Utilities District is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat a regional wastewater control facility digester gas holder in Stockton, California.


CA 5M Tank Project Reaches Milestone

Recently, news reports indicated that San Diego County Water Authority’s five-million-gallon concrete water tank was progressing, however, the construction project is disturbing hikers wonde...


COVID Relief Bill Funds AL Water Tank Coating

According to the Mayor of the City of Tallassee, Alabama, John Hammock, the city has intended to use some of its COVID-19 stimulus package money to fund the recoating of a downtown water tan...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Historical Water Pipeline

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced via emailed press release that it would be supplying powder coatings for a major infrastructure project in China.


Contractors Needed for CA Tank Coating Project

The City of Stockton is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat two water storage tanks at the 14 Mile Reservoir Site in Stockton, California.


PWSA to Launch Stormwater Project

Officials from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently reported that the city’s Four Mile Run Stormwater Project was expected to kick off this spring.


PA Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Horsham Water and Sewer Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat the Maple Avenue Elevated Tank in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


Webinar Archive: Tank Lining Changes

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


EPA Issues Order for Gowanus Canal

In an effort to control contaminated solids discharges at the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the City of New York to con...


Contractors Needed for 3-Tank Coating Repair

Ventura County is currently seeking contractors to coat and rehabilitate the College 1, College 2, and Gabbert Reservoirs in Ventura and Moorpark, California.


University to Develop At-Risk Pipe Technology

Researchers from the University of Newcastle School of Engineering have reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at ris...


Report Confirms Corrosion in FL Sewage Spill

In a report issued by the Berkley Research Group in November, experts have both calculated the total amount of sewage leaked and the cause of the breach in Longboat Key’s main sewer line in ...


Details Released After Water Plant Death

Last week, a mechanical contractor employee from Murray Co. (Rancho Dominguez, California) fell to his death while securing a lid on top of a below-grade concrete tank at the Hyperion Water ...


MN Water Tower Restoration Awarded

Olmsted County has awarded a project for restoration of the Ear of Corn Water Tower located in Rochester, Minnesota, to Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minnesota, for the amount of $1,098...


Expert Revisits Cecil Hotel Water Tank Case

Whether you’re a subscriber to the video streaming service Netflix or not, you’ve likely heard of the production company’s latest true crime documentary, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the...


PA Elevated Water Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Upper Southampton Municipal Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Southampton, Pennsylvania.


Contractors Needed for FL Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Altamonte Springs is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


CA Dam Price Increases, Continues to Move Forward

Despite new studies revealing that project costs would nearly double to $2.5 billion, Santa Clara Valley Water officials have announced that they will be moving forward with the development ...


MI to Charge Former Gov for Flint Crisis

While specifics have yet to be announced, it was confirmed earlier this week that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, along with his health director and other ex-officials from his administrat...


NYC Stormwater Rule Introduced for Overflow

In New York City, officials recently introduced what has been titled the Unified StormWater Rule (USWR), which if approved, will apply to construction within the city’s Gowanus area as part ...


AECOM Tests Wastewater for COVID-19

Last month, infrastructure consulting firm AECOM announced that it would be partnering with Northern New Jersey-based Bergen County Utilities Authority and Columbia University (New York City...


Multiple Reservoir Rehab Project Out for Bid

The City of North Las Vegas is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate three existing reservoirs in North Las Vegas, Nevada.


Man Rescued from Water Tank

In entering the winter season, officials from Lincoln Fire and Rescue in Nebraska weren’t expecting to receive a call regarding a water tank rescue near 84th and South streets.


Lawsuit Filed Alleging Toxic Sandblasting Impacts

A Santa Clarita, California-based law firm has recently filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court against developer Five Points Development, alleging the company of failing to take...


Water Recycling Plant Explosion Kills 4

Last Thursday (Dec. 4), a large explosion was reported to have taken place at the Avonmouth, Bristol-based Wessex Water plant, a water supply and sewerage utility company serving an area of ...


CA Seeks Bids for Tank Rehabilitation

The City of El Monte is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate an existing Water Tank in El Monte, California.


MS Tank Repainting Out for Bid

The Culkin Water District is currently seeking contractors to repaint the Culkin Water Tank in Vicksburg, Mississippi.


Australian Dam Project Costs Reach $1.5B

According to reports, the cost of raising of Wyangala Dam in New South Wales, Australia, has nearly doubled due to environmental offsets requiring compensation for the project’s impacts, amo...


VA Seeks Bids for Reservoir Rehab, Repainting Project

The Fairfax County Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and repaint the Annandale Reservoirs in Fairfax, Virginia.


Tnemec Announces 2020 Tank of the Year

On Tuesday (Oct. 27), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2020 Tank of the Year—a municipal water tank in Destin, Florida—via emailed press relea...


NC Tank Rehab Out for Bid

Union County is currently seeking contractors to refurbish the Northwest Elevated Tank in Indian Trail, North Carolina.


EPA Proposes Tank Inspection Alternative

On Wednesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a proposal offering regulatory flexibility for the oil and gas industry by amending Clean Air Act re...


Tnemec Opens Voting for 2020 Tank of the Year

On Monday, Tnemec Company Inc. announced via emailed press release that it had officially launched its online voting platform for the 2020 Tank of the Year Competition.


CA Dam Starts Draining for Seismic Retrofit

At the beginning of the month, officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District started taking the first steps in its $576 million Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project to remove and rep...


EPA Awards WV $25M for Water Projects

Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had awarded $24.7 million to West Virginia for various water quality improvement projects addressing wastewater tr...


Research: Cement-Free Concrete Beats Corrosion

This week, engineers from RMIT University announced that they have developed an eco-friendly, zero-cement concrete that can withstand corrosive acidic environments, commonly observed in sewa...


TX Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The San Antonio Water System is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Naco Ground Storage Tank in San Antonio, Texas.


Contractors Needed for PA Water Tank Painting

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority is currently seeking contractors to coat and improve the Neshaminy Water Tank No. 2 in Warrington, Pennsylvania.


Flint Reaches $600M Settlement with State

The state of Michigan has reached a $600 million settlement with Flint residents for the state’s role in the city’s water crisis. A summary of the deal shows that nearly 80% of the funds wil...


Sherwin-Williams Accepting Impact Award Entries

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entries for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America.”


MD Tank Rehab Out for Bid

Anne Arundel County is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Crofton Meadows Elevated Water Tank in Crofton, Maryland.


Bids Needed for CA Tank Painting

The City of Shafter is currently seeking contractors to coat and improve Tank No. 2 in Shafter, California.


Tnemec Opens Nominations for 2020 Tank of the Year

Entries are now being accepted for Tnemec Company Inc.’s 2020 Tank of the Year Competition, according to the company.


PA Gets $66M for Water Infrastructure Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced another investment in the state’s water infrastructure, this time in the form of $66 million going toward water, wastewater and stormwater proje...


Researcher Gets Grant to Study Wastewater

A civil engineering professor from the University of Arkansas has been awarded federal funding to study wastewater in regard to the spread of COVID-19.


Contractors Needed for TX Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Deer Park is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the Coy Street elevated water storage tank in Deer Park, Texas.


DC Concrete Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the West Potable Water Tank in Washington D.C.


TX Elevated Tank Rehab Project Out for Bid

The Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 21 is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat an elevated tank in Channelview, Texas.


EPA Evaluates SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater

Last month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that its researchers would be engaging in research practices to help states, tribes, local, territorial governments, a...


USDA Invests $281M in Water, Wastewater

At the end of May, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it would be investing $281 million in rural communities for water and wastewater infrastructure.


Research Monitors COVID-19 via Wastewater

Recently, researchers from the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have developed a new approach to monitoring regional levels of SA...


PA Wastewater Plan Receives Federal Approval

Last week, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) announced that its over $2 billion plan to remove seven billion gallons of stormwater and sewage from rivers and streams in the c...


Concrete Strengthened with 'Sewage-Enhanced' Steel Slag

Engineering researchers from RMIT University have recently explored a zero-waste approach that both treats wastewater and makes stronger concrete.


FL 2-Tank Coating Project Out for Bid

The City of Winter Haven is currently seeking contractors to restore and recoat the Lake Lucerne and Elbert Elementary Tanks in Winter Haven, Florida.


Maintenance Keeps Over Century-Old Tank in Use

Last month, service company Sheffield Utilities (Sheffield, Alabama) announced that they would be gearing up to complete a four- to five-week-long maintenance project at a local 118-year-old...


Strange Odor Sparks Concern in Calgary

Over the weekend, Calgary Fire Department officials were summoned to investigate a pungent smell after receiving nearly 100 complaints—78 calls alone last Friday (April 24)—from the northeas...


Bids Needed for VA Tank Project

The Western Virginia Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the Fairway Estates and Hidden Woods Tanks in Roanoke, Virginia.


Anue Water Hires Technical Staff

In an emailed press release, innovative wastewater odor and corrosion control supplier Anue Water Technologies (Tucker, Georgia) announced the addition of Phani Peddi as Technical Services M...


CA Water Tank Recoating Project Out for Bid

The Eastern Municipal Water District is currently seeking contractors to recoat the interior of the Citrus II Tank in Perris, California.


Waimea Dam Site Issues Inflate Cost

Officials at the Waimea Community Dam site in Lee Valley, New Zealand, have uncovered more issues at its construction site, which has in turn induced a cost blow out of roughly $25 million, ...


COVID-19 Cleaning Clogging Pipes, Sewers

When news broke that the world was experiencing a global pandemic as a result of COVID-19, many citizens in the United States saw a shortage of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, household disin...


FL Water Management Approves Reservoir Contract

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) board recently approved a contract for the construction of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project.


Design Blamed for England Spillway Failure

Recently, Executive Technical Director from international engineering company MWH, David Balmforth, published an 85-page independent review report regarding last year’s partial collapse at a...


Funds Received for CA Wastewater Facility

Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded the City of Morro Bay, California, approximately $62 million for the replacement of its 63-year old wastewater treatment ...


Bids Needed for NY Standpipe Coating

The Suffolk County Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the Middleville Road Standpipe in Oakdale, New York.


SD Tank Coating Project Out for Bid

The WEB Water Development Association, Inc. is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the WEB Aberdeen Tower in Aberdeen, South Dakota.


TX Elevated Tank Painting Out for Bid

The City of Leon Valley is currently seeking contractors to paint and rehabilitate the Grass Hill Elevated Water Storage Tank in Leon Valley, Texas.


University Fiber Captures Wastewater Hormones

Research scientists from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University (Espoo, Findland) have developed a wood-based cellulose fiber yarn, intended for pharmaceutical substan...


Sherwin-Williams Names 2019 Impact Awardees

Last week, Sherwin-Williams announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2019 Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wastewater projects featuring coating and li...


ASTM Announces Iron Pipe Corrosion Standard

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the publication of a new standard that would help protect iron water pipes against corrosion. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee worked on ...


UK Underpass Plans Prompt Anger

After a consultation was launched last month revealing the removal of a dual carriageway underpass located in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, borough council members have responded with out...


Tnemec Releases Tank of the Year Pick

In a somewhat unique turn of events, Tnemec Company Inc. announced via emailed press release earlier this week that this year’s winner of the company’s water tank contest—a municipal water t...


EPA Proposes Lead and Copper Rule Amendment

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule amendment that would be the first significant overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991, a proposal that bo...


Tank of the Year Voting Opens

Voting has opened for Tnemec Company Inc.’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


MD County Public Works Wins National Awards

Prior to the end of August, two Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works agencies received national awards as recognition of improvement efforts to the quality of local waterways.


Nominations Open for Tank of the Year Contest

Nominations have officially opened for Tnemec’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


Salt-Powered Battery to Energize Wastewater Plants

Private research institution Stanford University recently announced the development of a new technology, intended to make coastal wastewater treatment plants both energy-independent and carb...


UT Tank to Retain Controversial Art

The aesthetic future of a water tank in Cedar City, Utah, was recently up for debate when the area council considered doing away with what has been known as a controversial mascot formerly u...


Hamburger Water Tower Project Progresses

The Hamburg, New York, water tower repainting project is on a roll: The Hamburger Water Tower Committee was recently granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. According to a local news station, ...


Research: Nanoscale Corrosion Shortens Pipe Life

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratories and Aramco Research Center recently discovered that a form of nanoscale corro...


Company Turns Wastewater Into Beer

Waste not, want not: In a bid to further discussions about the potential of reusing wastewater to address water shortages across the globe, global water technology company Xylem (Rye Brook, ...


Sherwin-Williams Opens Submissions for Impact Award

Earlier this week, coatings supplier Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced that submissions are now open for the annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, an honor that marks...


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Research: Membrane Removes Pharmaceuticals from Water

To remedy wastewater treatment plants’ inability to completely remove pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from the water supply, researchers based out of Northeast Normal Univ...


Underground Tank Plans for Skate Park Top

On Monday, Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Woodstock Park closed its doors to visitors for the installation of a 5.2-million-gallon underground wastewater storage tank, slated to be topped wi...


Water Project Lead Service Kicks Off

Technology Publishing Co., the company behind industry publications Paint BidTracker, PaintSquare Press and PaintSquare Daily News, will be promoting its new project lead servi...


Canadian City Eyes Marking Water Tank as Historic

The City of Winnipeg is currently considering naming a 101-year-old brick surge tank as a historic resource, according to reports. The proposal is in part a move to preserve the evolution of...


FL County Spills Wastewater into Wetlands

Sarasota County is still under fire after a 48-inch diameter pipe burst at the Bee Ridge treatment facility on Dec. 20, releasing an estimated 900,000 gallons of wastewater on site, some of ...


Professors Win Grant for Study of Anti-Corrosion Additive

Following the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority planning to use orthophosphate as a corrosion control measure for lead pipes, two professors from the University of Pittsburgh have receive...


MPI Announces New Product Standards

The Master Painters Institute, a division of NACE International Institute, recently announced its new product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exte...


Pittsburgh Water to Use Pipe Additive

In order to address corrosion in lead pipes, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently began opening street hydrants and flushing water mains in the anticipation of adding orthophosp...


Long Island Gets First Composite Water Tank

The town of Hempstead, New York, is seeing the addition of a new structure to its skyline: A concrete pedestal water tank, more commonly known as a composite tank, the first of its kind on L...


OH Sewer Upgrade Burdens Residents

An Environmental Protection Agency-mandated $1.2 billion sewer overhaul for Akron, Ohio, is saddling residents with continuously increasing water and sewer bills. Though the project must be ...


ID Water Tower Vandalized with Graffiti

A graffiti artist recently braved the heights of an Idaho water tower to mark the structure with the words, “Save Ferris.”


FL Wastewater Plant Powered by Solar

The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (Key Largo, FL) recently installed 334 solar panels on the rooftop and over the chlorine contact basins at its main plant.


English Water Tower Could Be Transformed

The top of a redundant water tower, located in Devon, England, near the Halfway Inn, could be converted into a holiday home, equipped with a glass facade pod, if plans are approved by the lo...


City Votes to Demolish Historic NC Water Tower

The future of Loray Mill, North Carolina’s historic water tank has been decided: Earlier this month, Gastonia leaders voted to have the structure demolished, an act that comes with a $225,00...


Research: Micro-Robots Could Repair Pipes

In late December, the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy announced $8.9 million in funding toward a project to develop micro-robots that can be used to...


Additive Could Help SC Town's Drinking Water

The city of Belton, South Carolina, recently revealed that elevated levels of lead had been found in some homes’ drinking water during a few-month monitoring period. To combat the issue, the...


Future of Historic NC Water Tower Uncertain

The future of a historic water tank in North Carolina remains uncertain: Officials are aiming to tear down the Loray Mill village structure, though a decision has not yet been made and other...


Fatberg Haunts English Sewer

A ghoul made of grease and used baby wipes haunts the Sidmouth, England’s sewers: The fatberg, a 210-foot-long mass, is the largest discovered in Devon or Cornwall.


EPA Announces $20.8M in Water Treatment Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in an emailed press release early last week the award of more than $20.9 million to Nevada for improvements to wastewater and water infrast...


NY Water Tower to Receive Delicious Redesign

A water tower is in Hamburg, New York, is getting a delicious redesign: Residents have been lobbying to get the rusty structure repainted, and late last month, a new design was chosen to hel...


Water Tower Bar Pays Homage to NYC Tanks

A new watering hole in Manhattan raises the bar, acting as a tribute to New York City’s industrial past: The Williamsburg Hotel’s newest bar is housed in a structure reminiscent of a water t...


Research: Graphene Reduces Corrosion in Wastewater

Researchers based out of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, working in collaboration with Sewer Venting and Crane Hire Services, are investigating the potential of graphene oxide tha...


Geese Soar on Tank of the Year Winner

Breaking with tradition, Tnemec Company Inc. named in an emailed press release two water towers in Katy, Texas, painted with murals of geese taking flight, as the winners for this year’s Tan...


Sherwin-Williams Names Impact Awardees

A 3-million-gallon water storage tank restoration project, completed under difficult circumstances, was recently named the winner of The Sherwin-Williams Company's Protective and Marine Coat...


Council Sinks Golf-Ball Water Tower Idea

A proposed golf-ball design for a water tower in Ocean City, Maryland, that some hoped would be a hole in one has instead ended up in the rough of government bureacracy after opponents raise...


Contractor Sought for TX Water Tank Rehab

Prairie View A&M University is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a ground storage tank in Prairie View, Texas.


Contractor Sought for CO Tank Rehabs

The City of Golden is seeking contractors to recoat the 6200 South Tank and 6400 Tank, in Golden, Colorado.


EPA Official Warned State on Flint Water

An Environmental Protection Agency official who blew the whistle on the lead-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, testified late last week that he told Michigan Department of Environment...


TX County Seeks Bids for Tank Rehab

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 11 is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of Water Plant No.1, in Houston, Texas.


MN City Sets Deadline to Save Historic Water Tower

A city in Minnesota is facing a dilemma in relation to its landmark century-old concrete water tower: To demolish, or to save, at a cost in the millions—or to build a replica in order to pre...


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Town Set to Vote on Burger Water Tank

The proponents of a yearslong campaign to get one town's water tower painted like a giant hamburger are cooking with gas now, as a collection of design renderings are up for a public vote.


Citation for Tank Contractor Withdrawn

More than two years after a citation was issued against Caldwell Tanks Inc. for not providing adequate ventilation for workers welding inside a water tank, Administrative Law Judge Peggy S. ...


2 Injured, 1 Fatally, in TX Water Tank Collapse

One worker was killed and another injured Friday (July 6) when a section of sidewall collapsed into a water tank that was under construction in Porter, Texas.


MO Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No. 3 is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the West Rock Creek Rd. Elevated Water Storage Tank, in Arnold, Missouri.


Water Tower-Turned-Home Hits Market in England

If you’re a water tower aficionado, you now have the chance to live in one: The £1.5 million ($1.9 million) Cromwell Tower, a water tower built in 1930 and decommissioned in 2004, was conver...


Nominations Open for Tank of the Year

Coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. has opened submissions for its annual Tank of the Year competition. The deadline for nominating projects is October 1.


Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The City of Clinton is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Clinton Elevated Water Storage Tank, in Clinton, Mississippi.


Sherwin-Williams Opens Submissions for Impact Award

Coatings supplier Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced last week that submissions are now open for its annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, honoring excellence on North...


Almond Farmer Turns Water Tank into TIE Fighter

Not so long ago, on a farm far, far away, California almond farmer Erich Gemperle looked at a water storage tank on his sister’s property and saw the start of a Star Wars spacecraft known as...


Akron Tunnel Project Raises Neighbors' Hackles

As a 30-foot-wide boring machine makes its way beneath Akron, Ohio, as part of the $184 million Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel project, nearby residents are raising concerns that the dig may ...


Winston-Salem Gets an 'Otter Tank'

A 50-foot tall otter has come to play on the side of a Winston-Salem, North Carolina, water tank—a mural that was recently completed to brighten up the white space, while also paying tribute...


CA Cell Tower Disguised as Water Tower

A North Park, California, cell tower, designed as an homage to a local historic water tower, is taking shape along the town’s skyline, marking both a shift in design focus in making cell tow...


MO Ground Storage Tank Out for Bid

Springfield City Utilities is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Blackman Wash Water Storage Tank in Springfield, Missouri.


Toad Stops Water Tower Work

A multi-million-dollar water system upgrade for Kosse, Texas, has temporarily croaked, thanks to a single toad found on the premises of the to-be water tower.


Austrian Researchers Address MIC at Wastewater Plants

In response to the consistent concern regarding the corrosion of concrete in wastewater treatment plants, researchers based out of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and the Univers...


Barbed Wire Protects SC's Peachoid Water Tower

An iconic South Carolina water tower that recently underwent a peachy rehab now has a new feature: a barbed-wire fence meant to fend off vandals.


Gas Leak Blamed for India Shipyard Blast

Officials are blaming a leak of acetylene for an explosion that killed five workers in the ballast tank of a ship last week at the Cochin Shipyard in Kerala, India.


London Fatberg Stars in Horror Movies

To mark a part of the Whitechapel fatberg being on display at the Museum of London, creative agency KK Outlet created a number of low-budget horror movies to tell the story of how the sewer ...


Contractors Sought for Elevated Tank Recoat

The City of Sioux Center is seeking contractors for repainting the North Elevated Storage Tank, located in Sioux Center, Iowa.


1MG Tank Up for Recoat in NC

The City of Goldsboro is seeking contractors for recoating the Center and Holly Street Tank, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina.


Hamburg Water Tower Project on a Roll

The water tower located in Hamburg, New York, is rusting, but thanks to a new petition recently approved by local government, the structure may be getting a new paint job to reflect the town...


Contractors Sought for 3-Tank Rehab in PA

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Greenville is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of three existing water tanks located in Greenville, Pennsylvania.


Corrosion Report Predated Sewer Collapse

Officials in Sterling Heights, Michigan, said last week that their county disregarded corrosion-related warnings that presaged a destructive sewer collapse last December.


FL Water Tank Named 2017's Best

An elevated water tank in Destin, Florida, has earned the distinction of Tank of the Year, as recognized by protective coating manufacturer Tnemec Company (Kansas City, Missouri).


Contractors Sought for 2 MG Elevated Tank Rehab

The County of Anne Arundel is seeking contractors for rehabilitating the Jessup Elevated Water Storage Tank in Jessup, Maryland.


Harvey Damages Water-Related Infrastructure

A total image of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is starting to come into focus, and the damage extends to sewage spills, superfund sites, drinking water systems and sewer systems, whi...


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Sherwin-Williams Honors Water Projects

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced Tuesday (Oct. 3) the recipient of this year’s Impact Award, honoring a notable water or wastewater project carried out with the coating manufacturer’s ...


Manhole Designs Leave an Impression

A Berlin-based artist is elevating the lowly manhole cover to new levels as a hip piece of apparel that allows the wearer to rep a favorite city or neighborhood (or sewer authority).


WEFTEC 2017 Offers Water Sector Knowledge

Professionals in the field of water quality will gather in Chicago beginning Saturday for WEFTEC 2017, a five-day conference on issues in the field of water and wastewater treatment and stor...


Contractors Sought for $1.5M Tank Recoat

The City of Bellmead is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of five ground storage tanks and one elevated storage tank located near Waco, Texas.


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'Fatberg' Lurks in London Sewers

A terror lurks in London’s sewers—a concrete-hard mass that looks like something straight out of a horror novel.


Citizens Look to Water Tower to Beef Up Tourism

A rusting water tower in one western New York town has become the focus of a whopper of an effort on the part of a group of citizens, who would like to see the tank repainted—to resemble a h...


Contractors Sought for ID Wastewater Work

The City of Caldwell is seeking contractors for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant filter building at the existing Caldwell Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Caldwell,...


Contractors Sought for 4-Tank Rehab in MD

Saint Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is seeking contractors for the coating of four existing water tanks located in California, Maryland.


Tank Leaves College Town in 'Staty' of Confusion

The old college try wasn't quite enough for a crew of tank painters working on a Wichita, Kansas, water tower earlier this month.


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German Firm Unveils New Take on Water Tank

A German architecture firm known for its unorthodox designs is taking on water—in the form of a multipurpose tower in the city of Heidelberg that will both store water for heating and serve ...


Polyurea Product Designed for Multiple Industries

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a polyurea coating suitable for various applications to its flagship Ply-Guard line of protective coatings.


Tank Worker Rescued After Falling Ill

A worker on a water tank maintenance job in northeast Florida was rescued Wednesday afternoon after falling ill in what authorities have suggested was likely a heat-related incident.


4MG Tank Recoat Awarded in MI

An award of $646,100 has been made by the City of Ann Arbor for the South Industrial Tank recoat. L&T Painting of Clinton Township will oversee the cleaning and coating of the existing 4 mil...


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1.5MG Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Charter Township of Waterford is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the existing Cass Lake Tank, located in Waterford, Michigan. The 1.5 million gallon toroellipse elevated wa...


Brewery Crafts Sustainable Wastewater Plan

Wastewater facilities are often filled with unpleasant materials, but a plant in the works in Oregon will primarily carry a much more welcome substance: beer. Or at least, beer byproducts.


City, University Team Up on Manhole Corrosion

Hundreds of concrete manhole shafts in a Texas city will soon be evaluated to determine which most need protection from corrosion, and a team from the University of Texas is lending its expe...


Water Works Expo Kicks Off Sunday

The American Water Works Association opens its 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition (known as ACE17) Sunday in Philadelphia.


Sherwin-Williams Seeks Impact Award Entries

The Sherwin-Williams Company is accepting submissions for its annual Sherwin-Williams Impact Award, honoring contractors, specifiers and owners on notable water and wastewater projects under...


Water Tower Paint Job Causes Public Flap

The controversy over the painting of a new city slogan on a Sacramento, California, water tower continues to roil, as an online petition to revert to the old phrase has garnered more than 3,...


Coating Designed for Metal, Concrete

Polyset has launched a new polyaspartic system designed for concrete and metal surfaces.


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a D+

With infrastructure investment on the docket for discussion in Washington, the American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, and the U.S. is passing—b...


Polyaspartic Made for Steel or Concrete

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a new polyaspartic system for concrete and metal surfaces, recommended for use on tanks, bridges, railcars, pipelines and other steel structures a...


Flint Faces Water Treatment, Money Struggles

In a letter penned to the Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 28, Flint, Michigan, mayor Karen Weaver said that it will take a few more years for the city to be up and running with its o...


Firm Develops ‘Modular’ Wastewater System

A Dutch company has put its new system of modular tanks for wastewater treatment into real-world use for the first time, and is experimenting with constructing the units with self-healing co...


Water Tower's Final Moments Caught on Tape

The water tower in Rowlett, Texas, stood for nearly 30 years, but it’s in its demise that the 155-foot-tall structure has found fame outside of the town.


Paint BidTracker Unveils Improvements

Paint BidTracker, the premier project lead and market intelligence service for the paint and coatings industry, will soon debut a new look and an improved data platform.


Coatings Firm Partners on Inspection Drones

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced it is partnering with an oil and gas tanker operator and a drone developer to create a drone that will allow the remote inspection of enclosed s...


Kansas Influent Building Contract Awarded

The City of Lawrence recently awarded a project for the cleaning and recoating of an existing influent building and bio solids pump system located in Lawrence, Kansas, to Gray & Company Inc....


Japan Nuclear Corrosion Spurs Inspections

Inspections of pipes at nuclear sites in Japan have been conducted for decades without removing insulation, and now more thorough check-ups are reportedly revealing considerable corrosion.


Posters Reveal State Project Capital Data

State expenditures and major coating projects on the horizon are featured in a set of informational wall posters being offered by Paint BidTracker for 2017.


From Water Tower to ‘Ultimate Beach House’

Most people don’t think “water tower” when they’re planning a vacation, but for those in the know, one of the most desirable beach house rentals in Orange County, CA, is just that.


Slick Coating Made to Aid Manufacturers

With an eye toward expanding its super-slippery coating platform beyond consumer packaging, LiquiGlide Inc. has announced an added focus on applications for manufacturing that aim to elimina...


Quikrete Acquires Concrete Pipe Business

Concrete and waterproofing product manufacturer Quikrete Holdings Inc. has acquired a concrete pipe business owned by Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.


Cemex Sheds Concrete Pipe Arm for $500M

Mexican multinational building materials company Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. announced an approved sales agreement between one of its United States subsidiaries and what is said to be the largest m...


Powder Coatings Offer Oil, Gas Pipe Protection

Two new high-temperature, corrosion-resistant internal pipe coatings have been added to Axalta Coating Systems’ Nap-Gard Functional Coatings collection.


Anti-Corrosion Polyurethane Gets Update

A new elastomeric polyurethane from AkzoNobel is designed to protect both steel and concrete in service environments, updating a product already offered in the U.S. and expanding its reach i...


Painter Injured in 40-Ft. Water Tower Fall

Federal safety officials are investigating an accident outside Pittsburgh in which a scaffolding failure caused a painter to fall inside a water tower Monday (Nov. 14).


2 Painters Rescued from MI Water Tower

State investigators are looking into what happened to cause two painters to fall into a Michigan water tower Friday (Nov. 4).


Officials Investigate Partial Tower Collapse

Inspectors are working to determine what caused the top of a water tower in New Jersey to collapse late last week.


Top Tank Soars with Birds in Flight

A nature-inspired motif featuring the area’s native species encircles this year’s winner of Tnemec Company Inc.’s annual Tank of the Year contest.


New Coating Touts Chemical Resistance

Spray-on protective coatings manufacturer Rhino Linings Corporation has announced a new addition to its growing line of industrial-grade protective linings.


New Admixture Made to Fight Bacteria

A new concrete admixture offered by BASF (Cleveland, OH) is designed to prevent biodeterioration through the use of an electrophysical antibactercial mechanism.


CSB Cites Lack of Inspection, Repair in Spill

The federal agency tasked with investigating chemical accidents has said that a failure to inspect or repair corroding tanks contributed to the 2014 contamination of drinking water in Charle...


Town Loses Water Tower to Planning Error

An Alberta, Canada, town is losing its signature water tower, all because of a planning mistake.


Feds Intervene in Defective Rebar Suit

The U.S. government has decided to join in a whistleblower lawsuit claiming a global supplier to the nuclear power industry defrauded the government.


Painter Hurt in MD Tower Fall

A painter on a Maryland water tower job fell inside the structure Monday, sustaining injuries. Reports identify the painter as Roque Jose Castro, 31. He was working on an interior and exteri...


Impact Award Lauds Water Projects

Restoration of two 60- and 80-year-old domestic anaerobic digesters for the city of Austin, MN, earned three companies top honors in the inaugural Sherwin-Williams Impact Award.


Coatings App Gets Expanded Mobile Access

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland) has announced that its Water & Wastewater App is now available for use on smartphones.


Coatings for Water Treatment Plants

When it comes to water and wastewater treatment facilities, a variety of structures and areas require attention.


Underground Radar Detects Hidden Damage

Years after Hurricane Katrina struck, the southern Louisiana city of Slidell is benefitting from an underground pipe inspection technology developed at Louisiana Tech University.


AkzoNobel Expands Production in India

Dutch multinational company AkzoNobel has broken ground on a new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India, according to an announcement released Monday (Aug. 29).


Firm Seeks Coatings Assist on New Tech

A robotics startup is looking for a coatings industry partner to put its system to the test in a project conducive to automation.


CA City Bans Use of Galvanized Pipes

Fresno is the latest California city to ban the use of galvanized water pipes in new construction and major renovation amid fears of corrosion and drinking-water contamination.


Painter Dies Following 50-Foot Fall

Investigations are underway to determine what led a painter to fall 50 feet to his death Monday (Aug. 15) while at work on a water tower project.


DOL Cites US Steel for Asbestos Violations

U.S. Steel Corporation is facing up to $170,000 in fines under U.S. Department of Labor’s workplace health and safety agency allegations it has repeatedly exposed workers to asbestos.


Jury: PG&E Guilty of Pipeline Safety Breaches

A federal jury found California utility company Pacific Gas and Electric Co. guilty of criminal charges connected to the fatal 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.


KS Wastewater Plant Project Out for Bid

The City of Lawrence is seeking contractors interested in the cleaning and recoating of existing surfaces at an existing wastewater treatment plant located in Lawrence, KS.


Tank of Year Contest Opens

High-performance coatings manufacturer Tnemec is inviting nominations for its 11th annual Tank of the Year competition, which honors innovative use of the company’s coatings on water storage...


Insulated Coatings Advisory

With an eye toward its mission to protect people and the environment through the safe transportation of hazardous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety bureau ha...


Assessing Project Disputes

While the cost and time devoted to resolving construction disputes is rising in some parts of the world, the United States stands out as the only global region achieving a decrease in those ...


The Witch Will Be Back

A water tower in New England is getting a makeover, but it won’t be losing its most notable feature: the Salem Witch.


Pipeline Company Faces Criminal Charges

Nearly one year to the day from the pipeline breach that spilled 140,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coast, the Houston-based pipeline operator has been indicted on 46 criminal co...


Dunn-Edwards Expands Its Catalog

Architectural, industrial and high-performance paint manufacturer Dunn-Edwards is growing its industrial coatings lineup with the addition of US Coatings products, the company announced Tues...


Award Lauds Water, Wastewater ‘Impact’

With an eye on exceptional projects in the water and wastewater industry, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched a new award program.


Tunnel Wall Collapse Swallows Roadway

A sinkhole opened up on a New Orleans street just hours after the mayor and the city’s infrastructure team examined a decades-old underground tunnel nearby.


EPA Grants NJ, NY, VI Clean Water Funds

Two U.S. states and one territory were awarded federal grants Monday (May 2) to undertake water infrastructure projects, largely involving wastewater systems and drinking water systems.


Pipeline Safety Bills Eye Corrosion

Pipeline safety is at the heart of a three new bills in the House and Senate. Most recently, the federal committee responsible for writing legislation about interstate and foreign commerce, ...


Criminal Trial Pending for 2010 Blast

Six years after a devastating blast in one of its natural gas pipelines, a California utility company is facing a criminal trial.


Flint Residents Take EPA to Task

Just days after the first criminal charges were filed against three city and government officials associated with the Flint water crisis, a Royal Oak, MI, law firm has filed a complaint agai...


Flint Water Officials Face Charges

The first criminal charges have been filed against a former water department employee and two government officials for their conduct related to the water crisis in Flint, MI.


EPA, NYC Set Sites for Gowanus Tanks

The City of New York and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached a tentative agreement regarding the construction of two sewage and storm water tanks to be built as part of the...


Shell Taps Pipe Coating, Insulation Firms

A Chesterfield, MO, company involved in the protection, rehabilitation, engineering and design of infrastructure projects has announced it is slated to begin pipe coating work, and the appli...


New Coatings Inhibit Corrosion, Biofilms

A Saarbrucken, Germany-based research center is working on coatings advancements intended to benefit anticorrosion and antifouling applications.


OSHA: Workers ‘Willfully Exposed’ to Lead

A Michigan painting company with a history of safety violations faces $121,880 in penalties for allegedly exposing workers to lead on a Pennsylvania worksite while removing paint from water ...


New Heat-Resistive Pipe, Tank Lining

Denso USA has announced its new internal pipe and tank lining, Archco 453HT. The lining has been designed to protect steel tanks and internal pipes from corrosion and to disperse heat in hig...


Oil Slump Leads to U.S. Steel Layoffs

U.S. Steel, the largest American integrated steel producer, has said it will temporarily idle two of its plants and lay off 750 of workers in the coming weeks.


Merger to Form Energy Pipeline Giant

The company known for the controversial Keystone Pipeline project, which sought to carry crude oil from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, through the U.S. and on to the Gulf of Mexico, has a...


Flint Gets ‘Fast Start' on Pipe Updates

Following the flood of public outcry and media attention given to the corrosion of Flint, MI’s lead water pipes, the city has officially begun replacing the service lines of its residents’ h...


Asbestos Pipe Work Leads to Guilty Plea

The improper removal and disposal of asbestos during pipeline work led a 60-year-old Kennard, TX, man to admit guilt for federal environmental violations, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announc...


Form, Function Fuel Power Plant Plans

Two Danish architecture firms recently revealed their winning design concept for the world's largest waste-to-energy power plant scheduled for construction in Shenzhen, China.


EPA Allots $182M for CA Water Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making $182 million in funding available for California to invest in projects that will improve local drinking water and wastewater infrastructur...


Industrial Spray-On Insulation Debuts

A new spray-on insulation for high-temperature industrial applications offers personal protection from extreme heat while preventing corrosion under insulation, according to its manufacturer...


EPA Assesses Wastewater Infrastructure

A recent survey by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure over the next five years...


Free Resource Shares CUI Know-How

From understanding the basics to methods for prevention and mitigation, a new eBook from JPCL delves into the phenomenon of corrosion


Tank Company Settles OSHA Case

Following a propane explosion that injured six employees and seriously burned four of them as they were prepping a propane tanks for repainting, a company has settled with the federal agency...


Architect Rethinks Water Tower’s Form

Water towers tend to be readily recognizable as what they are and for the purpose they serve. One Belgian architect, however, decided to seek out an alternative to the traditional utilitaria...


Coating Made for Wastewater Facilities

The Sherwin-Williams Company Protective & Marine Coatings line has introduced a amine-cured epoxy that the company says is designed for corrosion protection of concrete and steel in municipa...


High-Bake Phenolic Tank Lining Debuts

US Coatings has introduced a high-bake phenolic tank lining that the company says offers chemical resistance for a range of applications.


How Water Infrastructure Shaped LA

California and its landscape were shaped by water in more ways than one. Water infrastructure projects in the early 20th century were an important part of helping Los Angeles grow and expand...


Oil and Gas Tech on SSPC 2016 Docket

As SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT nears, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is sharing the schedule of conference programming dedicated to work in the oil and gas business.


EPA Invests in State Water Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $165 million dollars to six New England states in support of water projects that safeguard public health and the envir...


Coating Made for Concrete Refill

The Sherwin-Williams Company Protective & Marine Coatings division has introduced an epoxy-modified cementitious resurfacer that the company says patches and refills voids and bug holes in c...


SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...


Patriotic Theme Nets Top Tank Spot

A patriotic water tank in the City of Cocoa, FL, beat out more than 200 competitors to win Tnemec’s 2015 Tank of the Year contest.


Call for Resignation Amid Water Woes

A corroded drinking water supply crisis in Flint, MI, has one group asking for the resignation of the state's environmental director and others demanding further investigation into the matte...


Webinar Zeroes in on Wastewater

The wastewater environment poses its own special considerations. An upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to related to coatings in wastewater applications


Construction Site Water Tank Ruptures

A mother and her two children were among drivers who escaped with only minor injuries after a water tank at a hospital construction site in Australia ruptured and sent a wall of water rushin...


Exxon Fined $2.6 for Pipeline Breach

In what it calls a failure of the operator to assess a pipeline threat in a timely manner, the regulatory agency that oversees pipeline safety has fined ExxonMobil $2.6 million for a 2013 sp...


Save the Date: Corrosion Solutions

Engineered Corrosion Solutions, in association with Chicago Corrosion Group LLC, has announced its upcoming Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2016 conference, to be held May 5, 2016, in Elk Gro...


MSA Debuts Manhole Guard System

MSA has introduced a manhole guard system in separate components that the company says allows entry into confined spaces while decreasing potential trip-and-fall hazards.


Deadline Nears for Tank of the Year

Tank coating manufacturer Tnemec announced that time is running out to submit nominations for its tenth annual Tank of the Year competition.


White House Seeks Streamlined Process

Responding to the sense that lengthy federal permitting and review activities hamper improvement of the nation’s infrastructure—as well as its global competitiveness—the White House unveiled...


Corrosion Affects City Water Supply

The city of Flint, MI, has a problem with severe iron and lead corrosion in its water distribution system. Marc Edwards, an expert on municipal water quality, is seeking ways to address the ...


$1.9B Helps NJ Shore Up against Storms

NJ Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation making up to $1.94 billion in state financing available for projects that would improve the drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in...


QC Device Made for Concrete

The Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. is offering an ultrasonic pulse echo device designed for use where where access is restricted to just one side.


Ultrasonic Pulse Echo Checks Subsurface

A maker of quality control instruments has introduced an ultrasonic pulse echo device that the company says is useful on objects where access is restricted to just one side.


Site Showcases Infrastructure Pioneers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced the release of its Infrastructure Game Changers report.


Water Tank Worker Killed in Fall

VERONA, VA--Authorities are investigating the death of an engineering technician who perished after what his employer called a "short" fall while appropriately harnessed.


Tank Lining Made to Protect in 1 Coat

AMSTERDAM--PPG Industries has launched Novaguard 810, a one-coat tank storage coating designed for superior resistance to a wide range of chemical and oil products.


EPA Tightens Rules for Storage Tanks

WASHINGTON--Stepped-up containment, training and inspection will soon be required under newly revised federal regulations meant to prevent hazardous releases from the nation's 571,000 underg...


New Elastomer Made for Vertical Lining

MAPLE SHADE, NJ--Stonhard has introduced a spray-applied lining system for reservoirs, large tanks, cooling towers and other vertical applications in corrosive environments.


Insulating Coating Gets an Upgrade

NAPLES, FL--Industrial Nanotech Inc. is promising better thermal insulation in a non-hazardous formulation at a lower cost with the second generation of its Heat Shield EPX4.


Painter Injured in Water Tower Fall

BARABOO, WI--Authorities are searching for more information into a fall this week that severely injured a painter inside a water tower.


Salem Bids a Bewitching Rehab

SALEM, MA—Bids are being accepted for recoating the interior and exterior of the Gallows Hill Reservoir in Salem, MA.


SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards


$29k Bid Takes VA Tank Painting Job

MONETA, VA—A West Virginia contractor will be painting the 75,000-gallon water storage tank in this southern Virginia city.


XL Sprayer Sized for XL Projects

MINNEAPOLIS—Graco has introduced a sprayer with its largest air motor yet, for high-volume application of protective coatings to bridges, ships, water towers and other major projects.


Painter Killed in Fall from Water Tower

DAMIANSVILLE, IL—A 31-year-old painter has died after falling 100 feet from the top of a water tower about 30 miles southeast of St. Louis, MO.


Painting Contractor Liable in 2 Deaths

OXFORD, OH—A Michigan painting contractor is facing 30 federal citations and $199,000 in fines after a scaffolding collapse that claimed the lives of two painters.


Sewage Suds on Tap for Water Reuse

PORTLAND, OR—Craft beer in Oregon may soon have a new ingredient: wastewater.


2 Fined for 38 Confined-Space Hazards

A temp staffing agency and contractor near Puget Sound, WA, are facing stiff fines for allegedly sending temporary workers into fuel tanks with no controls in place.


Tank Corrosion, Collapse Spur Hearing

Corrosion that was eating "its way upward" in a water tank was allegedly ignored for years, leading to a catastrophic collapse that sent a flood of water through a nearby church, Kentucky in...


'Booze and Snooze' Scandal Rocks Plant

The world's largest wastewater treatment facility has suspended at least nine workers after a plant security officer accidentally broadcast a slur- and obscenity-laced description of a secre...


Bidding Open for 1MG VA Water Tank

The City of Chesapeake is searching for contractors to rehabilitate the Bainbridge Boulevard Elevated Water Storage Tank, located in Chesapeake, VA.


Range of Epoxies Suits Marine Apps

Hempel has launched a new high-performance range of pure epoxy coatings for marine newbuild.


Worker Survives Impalement in Fall

A 62-year-old worker on a waste plant construction site has survived a horrific fall that left him impaled on a length of rebar.


Bidders Sought for Water Tank Painting

Coating proposals are invited for a 250,000-gallon elevated water storage tank in Marysville, KS.


Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...


New eBooks Whet Water Coating Know-how

Water, water everywhere...but how to coat around it? That is the focus of two new free technical eBooks published by JPCL.


Multimetal Protection Boasts Bio Base

Cortec Corp., a global supplier of corrosion control technologies, has introduced a certified biobased, biodegradable, ready-to-use temporary coating for multimetal protection.


Road, Bridge Aid Tops DOT Budget Plan

Trying yet again to secure stable funding for the U.S.'s crumbling infrastructure network, the Obama Administration has proposed a six-year, $478 billion surface transportation plan overwhel...


Bids Invited for Water Tower Painting

Contractors have until Feb. 10 to bid on recoating a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank in Collinsville, IL—a contract estimated at $450,000.


Sen. Proposes $1T for Infrastructure

One of two independent U.S. Senators has proposed investing $1 trillion over five years in infrastructure, saying the plan would create 13 million living-wage jobs and make good on a long-ov...


Tank Maker Held Liable in Fatal Fall

A nine-foot fatal fall from a faulty forklift has triggered a variety of federal safety citations against an Idaho tank manufacturer, including many related to its painting operation.


Bidding Open on 2MG Oregon Water Tank

Contractors have until Jan. 28 to bid on interior and exterior cleaning and coating work on a 2-million-gallon welded steel, ground-level water storage reservoir in Veneta, OR.


Troubled Pipe Maker Fined Again

A pipe and pipe fitting fabricator deemed a "Severe Violator" after a spate of accidents in 2011 is facing a new round of six-figure fines for "callously" leaving hazards unaddressed.


A Bot to Stop Water, Water Everywhere

Slithering through the skinniest of pipes and navigating the sharpest of turns, a new robot could help head off leaks and failures across Europe's aged water and heating networks.


$120k Fine Set in Cellphone Tank Blast

A Texas oil company has been fined $120,000 in a storage-tank explosion sparked by a worker's cellphone, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced.


TX Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

Bids are being accepted for cleaning and recoating an existing 470,000-gallon ground level water storage tank, the City of Kilgore, TX, announced.


Excrement Blast Causes Building Collapse

A man burning waste near a cesspool in China sparked an explosion that injured 15 and toppled a building Saturday (Nov. 22), according to reports.


International Rolls Out 1-Coat Lining

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system, in North America.


$546K Tank Contract Awarded

A Georgia general contractor has been awarded a $546,300 contract for tank and tower cleaning and coating work in Clermont, FL.


U.S. Arrests Recalcitrant Contractor

U.S. Marshals have taken into custody an Illinois sewer and water contractor who has allegedly refused to abate years of federal health and safety violations and to pay hundreds of thousands...


Minimum Fine Urged for Job-Site Deaths

A grieving Wyoming family is demanding the establishment of a mandatory $50,000 fine for hazards that lead to a death in the workplace.


Victim’s Kin Fights for Minimum Fine

Brett Collins' family says his life was worth more than $2,363—and they are determined to effect a change that may spare other families some of their sense of insult and loss.


Fouling Control System Touts Long Life

AkzoNobel's International brand has introduced a foul-release system for the North American power, water and wastewater segments.


Pipe Plant Settles Lead Issues with EPA

A now defunct pipe production plant will pay almost $1 million dollars and take steps to lower its lead emissions in an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency.


Tanks in for New Coatings, Inspections

As many as 80,000 aboveground storage tanks in West Virginia may fall under a set of new mandates for rigorous inspections, coating system overhauls, and spill prevention plans, state offici...


Nu Flow Releases Pipe Tool Series

Pipe lining manufacturer Nu Flow Technologies Inc. is now distributing its proprietary line of cutting, cleaning and reinstating tools directly to the public.


Heavy-Duty Cleaner Built on Bio Base

A new multipurpose commercial-grade metal cleaner and degreaser from Cortec Corp. boasts a bio-based resume.


Bids Sought for 2 FL Water Towers

Bids are being accepted for cleaning, coating and repair work on two water storage towers in Clermont, FL.


Tank Coating Cures without Heat

Advanced Polymer Coatings has introduced a cargo tank coating for less severe cargoes.


Industrial Cleaner Boasts Bio-Safety

Cortec Corp. has introduced a heavy-duty, bio-based cleaner and degreaser for a variety of industrial and commercial jobs.


Water Additive Eyed in Corroded Sewers

A surprising connection between water treatment and wastewater management could be causing the sewers in Australia to quickly corrode.


Engineering Project Finalists Named

From a complex rail crossing to a research station floating on a block of ice, five projects have been selected as finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers' most prestigious awa...


Garland Adds Infrastructure Division

Citing "an increasing need" to address "numerous infrastructure problems" in the U.S. and worldwide, Garland Industries Inc. has launched a division aimed at structural strengthening and res...


Contractor Fined after Painter Burned

A California contractor is being held responsible for a flash fire inside a metal tank that left a painter severely burned—and for not reporting the incident for four days.


Corrosion Threat Seen to 500K Tanks

A half-million storage tanks installed below 156,000 gas stations in the United States could be harboring a "hidden hazard" in need of a pricey fix, federal scientists are warning.


Welder Killed in Storage Tank Explosion

One worker is dead and three are injured after a storage tank exploded during welding work at a fish processing plant in Mississippi, authorities say.


Protective Line Offers 3 Systems

Sherwin-Williams’ Protective and Marine Coatings has launched three polyaspartic urethanes, each suited for a different shop or field coating challenge.


New Option Expands Vac Capabilities

Guzzler Manufacturing has updated its classic industrial vacuum loader with an optional vane pump pressure offload system.


CSB: Corroded Tanks Were Not Inspected

Severe corrosion damage unchecked by adequate inspections likely caused a January chemical spill that left nearly 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water for almost a week, according ...


Coatings Fraud Allegations Dismissed

A Massachusetts maker of coatings and spray equipment has withdrawn its claim that a licensee-turned-competitor built the new business on stolen information.


AkzoNobel Adds Potable Water Lining

AkzoNobel has introduced Interline 975P, a solvent-free, single-coat potable water lining for the North American water and wastewater market.


SSPC Seeking Superlative Structures

Daring bridge projects, artistic tanks, shipshape vessels and other striking coating projects are all eligible for 2015 SSPC Structure Awards, with nominations now open.


‘Old Glory’ Tank Painting Up for Bid

Contractors have nine days to submit proposals for cleaning and coating the beflagged 1.5-million-gallon elevated water storage tank of Cocoa, FL.


Company Cited Again for Cave-In Danger

For the second time this year, a Chicago engineering company is facing federal fines of over $100,000 for allegedly exposing workers to trench cave-in hazards on a water and sewer line proje...


Mussels Stall Michigan Pipeline

A $274 million pipeline project in Michigan is facing a massive hurdle of tiny proportions—a two-inch mussel.


Manhole Accident Claims PA Installer

A construction worker was killed after being pinned beneath a concrete manhole form Monday (May 5) in Pennsylvania.


Tower Painter Falls to Death

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old painter who perished in a fall from a water tower in Virginia.


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


Texas Water Tank Contract Awarded

N.G. Painting LP, of Kerrville, TX, will paint and repair an 8.5 million gallon water storage tank in Cedar Hill, TX, the Trinity River Authority of Texas announced.


Tank Contract Firm Tangles with Feds

A senior engineer has pleaded guilty and three executives at an Illinois tank maintenance firm have been indicted in an alleged scheme to defraud the state's Environmental Protection Agency ...


JPCL Salutes Excellence in Papers

ORLANDO—Outstanding technical articles on coatings topics from A (application) to Z (zinc) were honored Monday (Feb. 10) with JPCL Editors' Awards as SSPC 2014 opened in Orlando, FL.


eBook Tackles Environmental Controls

Dehumidification, ventilation and other environmental controls can have high-stakes consequences for coating and blasting workers and projects alike.


Gaffe Plugs New Sewers with Concrete

London's water utility is on the lookout for which of its contractors accidentally poured concrete into more than 200 feet of new underground pipe.


2014 Forecast: Brisk, with Jobs Likely

Many construction contractors plan to start hiring again, and most are predicting stability or growth in virtually every major market segment this year, a new survey shows.


Bids Sought for 5 Florida Tanks

The City of St. Petersburg, FL, is seeking bids for the cleaning, repair, and recoating of four existing elevated water storage tanks and one surge tank.


14 States, 14 Paths for 2014

Where (if anywhere) does infrastructure fall on the radar of America’s governors this year? What are the states’ priorities, and how will they pay for them?


WV Tank Leak Under Federal Scrutiny

Nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents were readying for a sixth straight day without water after a chemical leaked through a one-inch hole in a steel tank and escaped through a concrete sec...


5 New eBooks Offer Coatings Guidance

From bridges to chemical plants, free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by
JPCL: J...


Town Makes its Mark with Winning Tank

A colorful, new water tank in Mt. Vernon, IL, has beat out more than 200 competitors to win Tnemec's 2013 Tank of the Year.


Labor Squeeze Seen Amid Robust Growth

A banner year is in store for U.S. construction and engineering firms—if they can find enough skilled labor to support the boom, new reports advise.


$350K Tank Painting Up for Bid

The City of Modesto, CA, is seeking bids for the interior cleaning and recoating of a 1.3 million-gallon water storage reservoir—a project estimated at $350,000.


Construction Boom Faces Labor Bust

U.S. construction and engineering may be facing the best and worst of times, as a near-trillion-dollar industry forecast collides with widespread employer reports of a skilled labor shortage...


New Teflon Coating is Water-Based

DuPont has introduced what it calls the first “truly water-based,” low-VOC protective coating with a corrosion resistance of up to 3,000 salt spray hours.


Hempel Expands Versiline Globally

Hempel has announced the global distribution of its Versiline coatings line, starting with the vinyl ester range.


After Sandy: Building for the Next Hit

One year after Hurricane Sandy crippled the East Coast, federal agencies have spent billions to rebuild damaged infrastructure but say there is more work to do—especially when it comes to pr...


Bids Requested for GA Tank Painting

Athens-Clarke County (GA) officials are soliciting bids for cleaning and recoating the elevated city water tank in Athens, GA.


Free Webinar Plumbs Wastewater Coatings

Hands-on experience in what works—and, just as important, what doesn’t—in coating water and wastewater structures will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Urethane Made for Weather Protection

Sports complexes, schools and public buildings that take a pounding from the elements have a new coating option from Sherwin-Williams.


Tank Cleaner Hit with 33 Violations

Federal authorities have slapped a slew of citations and $83,300 in fines on a tank cleaning company in Texas for chemical, explosive and confined-space hazards.


New Finish Made for Extreme Weather

Sherwin-Williams has announced a new fluoropolymer urethane coating for structures that require extreme weather durability.


Flash Flood Claims Worker in Sewer

A worker who may have removed his harness to reach a tight space on a sewer relining project was then swept to his death by flash flood waters in Chicago.


Painter Dispute Wipes Smile From Tower

An unfinished paint job has erased the beloved signature smile from the water tower of a New Jersey Shore town and plastered a big, fat frown on the faces of its 895 residents.


OSHA Probes Tower Painter’s Death

Federal inspectors are investigating the death of a painter who suffered a fatal fall from a water tower in the closing days of the project.


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Bids Invited for Water Tank Contract

The City of Ludington, MI, is accepting bids for a full-service, 10-year tank maintenance and asset program for the Brye Road water storage tank.


Report: Coatings Need Novel Solutions

Developing new technology for harsh environments will be key in the future of the protective and marine markets in North America and Europe, new research says.


Free Webinar Plumbs Sewer Rehab

Evaluating protective coatings and other components of sewer rehabilitation will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


2 Indicted in Project Skimming of $4.8M

A former executive with one of the nation’s largest construction contractors is accused of orchestrating a kickback scheme that drained more than $4.8 million from his company during a proje...


Power Plant Tank Coating Up for Bid

Bids are invited to clean and recoat two fuel tanks once used for experimental nuclear power, the Nebraska Public Power District has announced.


Coating Award Nominations Invited

SSPC is seeking outstanding, innovative and challenging commercial and industrial painting and coating projects for its 2013-14 Structure Awards.


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC members have until Oct. 15 to submit nominations for the 2013-14 Annual Structure Awards.


Tacoma Awards $217K Coating Job

A Washington State contractor who was the sole bidder on an industrial coating project in Tacoma, WA, has been green-lighted for the job.


Painting of 5 Tanks Up for Bid

A water utility in Maryland is inviting bids for cleaning, lead abatement and recoating of four hydro-pneumatic storage tanks and one elevated water tank in California, MD.


Fatal OH Plant Blast Draws $325K Fine

A deadly explosion at a Cincinnati sewage plant has drawn 22 federal health and safety violations and $325,710 in fines for the facility owner.


New eBooks Guide Plant Coatings

Free technical guidance on coatings for power and wastewater plants is the focus of two new eBooks published by JPCL.


EPA: Water Infrastructure Needs $384B

Drinking water infrastructure across the country is rapidly approaching the end of its lifespan and will need over $384 billion in improvements over the next two decades, a newly released su...


Free eBook Offers Tank Coating Help

A new compilation of technical guidance on coating protection and maintenance of water tanks is now available as a free downloadable eBook from JPCL.


Rapid-Cure Epoxy Offers Quick Return

A new tank lining offers fast return to service in a single coat, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has announced.


$500M Set for Sandy-Hit Water Works

Water-treatment facilities across New York and New Jersey will receive more than $500 million to tackle repairs and upgrades desperately needed after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Environmental ...


OSHA Drops Citations in 2 Deaths

Two workers asphyxiated in a manhole’s toxic atmosphere were engaged at the time in “construction,” not “general industry work”—a distinction that is likely to spare their employer federal c...


Tank Lining Boasts 1-Coat Extended Life

A new coating for high-temperature tank applications that is also high pressure-resistant is designed to meet the increasing needs of the oil and gas industry, The Sherwin-Williams Company s...


New Coatings Protect Tanks and Piping

Induron Protective Coatings has released two new products for the sewage and water industries.


MA Bill Seeks Tank Inspection Change

Paint companies could see fewer storage tank inspections and related fees in Massachusetts under a bill seeking to amend annual inspection laws, said the American Coatings Association.


Sauereisen Debuts SewerGard Industrial

Sauereisen has introduced a new line of coating products for the industrial wastewater market designed to protect concrete and steel from chemical attack.


Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a D+

When the good news is that your grade has improved to a D+, there isn't much good news—but that is the current state of U.S. infrastructure, the nation's civil engineers say.


Bids Sought for Ballpark Water Tower

The City of Round Rock, TX, is seeking engineering services for the construction of a replica water tower at Dell Diamond ballpark.


Artists, Volunteers to Paint Tank Mural

A group of professional artists and community volunteers are working together to paint a mural on a municipal water tank in Florida after the city was awarded a $67,000 grant.


ASCE Reports on Infrastructure Gap

Without an extra $1.57 billion per year invested in U.S. infrastructure, the country will face a rough road ahead, according to a new report on infrastructure investment.


The Price of Ambiguity: $52M

SAN ANTONIO—A picture may be worth a thousand words, but one squishy word in a contract could trigger a bill that could break your company.


OSHA Fines MT Tank Maker $75K

Spray area and confined-space hazards, improper resin storage and a variety of other dangers have led to a dozen federal safety citations and a $75,600 fine against a Montana tank maker.


 
 
   

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