USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

November 14, 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $331 million in 85 projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 39 states and American Samoa. Community infrastructure investments are a key piece of USDA’s mission to support America’s ruralRead More

USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

November 14, 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $331 million in 85 projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 39 states and American Samoa. Community infrastructure investments are a key piece of USDA’s mission to support America’s ruralRead More

The Southern Delivery System began operations in April 2016 and features 50 miles of predominantly 66-in. pipeline.

P3 to Finance Historic SAWS Water Supply Project

November 21, 2016

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised international lenders led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., in connection with financing for the $920 million Vista Ridge Project, a water pipeline and well field that is expected to provide 20 percent more water to the City of San Antonio for atRead More

By more efficiently identifying contributors to non-revenue water, such as system leaks, aging assets and unauthorized usage, utilities can reduce operational expenses and uncover new revenue streams.

New York Utility Takes On Massive Leak with Smart Water Technology

December 5, 2016

It took only a few days for Bolton Point Water System in Ithaca, N.Y., to see the results of its new Sensus smart water technology. As data started flooding in, the utility noticed that one home went from using no water to running 100 gallons per hour over the courseRead More

SWIM Conference to Focus on Data Analytics in Water

SWIM Conference to Focus on Data Analytics in Water

November 21, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a remarkable speed with an estimated 50 billion connected objects by 2020, according to technology giant CISCO. What does this mean for the water industry? That is the thrust behind “Data Analytics for Improved Water Infrastructure Management” a two-day conference hosted byRead More

California Plan Seeks to Make Water Conservation A ‘Way of Life’

California Plan Seeks to Make Water Conservation A ‘Way of Life’

December 5, 2016

Working to make water conservation a top priority, California state agencies recently released a draft plan for achieving long-term efficient water use and meeting drought preparedness goals that reflect the state’s diverse climate, landscape and demographic conditions. “Californians rose to the challenge during this historic drought and recognized that conservationRead More

The Southern Delivery System began operations in April 2016 and features 50 miles of predominantly 66-in. pipeline.

P3 to Finance Historic SAWS Water Supply Project

November 21, 2016

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised international lenders led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., in connection with financing for the $920 million Vista Ridge Project, a water pipeline and well field that is expected to provide 20 percent more water to the City of San Antonio for atRead More

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EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Action Plan

EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Action Plan

December 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Last week, EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water released the agency’s final Drinking Water Action Plan. Organized around six “priority areas,” the plan is intended to serve as a “national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to work together toRead More

City of Houston to Build New 16-Mile Transmission Line

City of Houston to Build New 16-Mile Transmission Line

December 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

The City of Houston will be advertising for bid in December 2016 the first three segments of a new 16.5 mile Northeast Transmission Waterline that will transmit surface water from the Northeast Water Purification Plant to four regional water authorities, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), and the City of Houston. TheRead More

By more efficiently identifying contributors to non-revenue water, such as system leaks, aging assets and unauthorized usage, utilities can reduce operational expenses and uncover new revenue streams.

New York Utility Takes On Massive Leak with Smart Water Technology

December 5, 2016 at 11:55 am 0 comments

It took only a few days for Bolton Point Water System in Ithaca, N.Y., to see the results of its new Sensus smart water technology. As data started flooding in, the utility noticed that one home went from using no water to running 100 gallons per hour over the courseRead More

Singer Valve Boosts Engineering Department with New Hires

Singer Valve Boosts Engineering Department with New Hires

December 5, 2016 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Singer Valve is pleased to add two new members to their Engineering Department; Justin Arseneault as Instrumentation & Automation Engineer and Marc Li as Applications Engineer. With the growing need for automation and innovative design in the water industry, both Justin and Marc are meeting a much-needed demand at Singer.Read More

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NACWA, AMWA to Collaborate on Advocacy Projects

November 28, 2016 at 9:36 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Board of Directors met in Alexandria, Va., on Nov. 16 to consider critical Targeted Action Fund (TAF) projects aimed at supporting the association’s member agencies and its advocacy agenda, and also witnessed the signing of a Statement of Collaboration with the AssociationRead More

Harnessing the Value of Plasmids in Wastewater

Harnessing the Value of Plasmids in Wastewater

November 28, 2016 at 9:25 am 0 comments

Plasmids present an under-utilized opportunity that could be valuable to society. Fundamentally, plasmids are small rings of intracellular DNA that encode the genes that facilitate their own transfer and function. Due to the variety and transferability of plasmid genes, they form the foundation for many molecular tools and methods thatRead More

AWWA to Trump: Make Water Infrastructure Key Priority

AWWA to Trump: Make Water Infrastructure Key Priority

November 21, 2016 at 10:17 am 0 comments

  In a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump last week, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) encouraged collaboration among the new administration to make water infrastructure investment a key priority in the coming years. The letter also elevated the issues of cybersecurity, source water protection, the energy-water nexus, affordabilityRead More

GOP Leaders in Congress to Postpone FY2017 Spending Decisions

GOP Leaders in Congress to Postpone FY2017 Spending Decisions

November 21, 2016 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Republican leaders in the House and Senate announced last week they will delay final decisions on FY2017 appropriations bills until the spring and will consider a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government operating until March 31. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the decision couldRead More

The Southern Delivery System began operations in April 2016 and features 50 miles of predominantly 66-in. pipeline.

P3 to Finance Historic SAWS Water Supply Project

November 21, 2016 at 8:05 am 0 comments

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised international lenders led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., in connection with financing for the $920 million Vista Ridge Project, a water pipeline and well field that is expected to provide 20 percent more water to the City of San Antonio for atRead More

Badger: Metering Trending Toward Cellular, Managed Solutions

Badger: Metering Trending Toward Cellular, Managed Solutions

November 21, 2016 at 8:03 am 0 comments

Badger Meter recently shared four key trends predicted to shape the water utility industry in 2017. The trends are based on the company’s experience in working with thousands of water utilities across the United States in helping them to select the right metering system for their needs and creating more efficient andRead More