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House proposes additional $30 billion for lead service line replacement

September 13, 2021

House Democrats are proposing an additional $30 billion in federal funds for lead service line replacement efforts nationwide, a figure that would be in addition to $15 billion for lead service line replacements that was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) approved by the Senate last month. According to theRead More

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House proposes additional $30 billion for lead service line replacement

September 13, 2021

House Democrats are proposing an additional $30 billion in federal funds for lead service line replacement efforts nationwide, a figure that would be in addition to $15 billion for lead service line replacements that was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) approved by the Senate last month. According to theRead More

Water Finance Conference to conclude virtual sessions Thursday

Water Finance Conference to conclude virtual sessions Thursday

August 13, 2021

August 10 | August 12 | August 17 | August 19 The 2021 Water Finance Conference, which is being presented in a virtual format this month, will conclude its virtual sessions Thursday, Aug. 19 with Session 4. This year’s conference is covering a range of topics in the water/wastewater utility financeRead More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

August 16, 2021

By Jonathan Blackwell I have been a fan of Formula 1 dating back to my childhood, when the teams utilized 700+ hp V-10 engines that would produce the most beautiful sound as they revved to an astonishing 13,000 rpms on the straightaways. The times, and technology, have changed. Today, F1Read More

SUE: The Future of Locating Buried Utilities Is Now

SUE: The Future of Locating Buried Utilities Is Now

August 26, 2021

By Joseph Porter Investigating the underground world and depicting the findings has become a significant challenge as an ever-increasing plethora of utility infrastructure continues to age. As more utilities are installed in the ground, it is integral to identify and record information as it relates to gas, fiber, water, telecommunications,Read More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

August 16, 2021

By Jonathan Blackwell I have been a fan of Formula 1 dating back to my childhood, when the teams utilized 700+ hp V-10 engines that would produce the most beautiful sound as they revved to an astonishing 13,000 rpms on the straightaways. The times, and technology, have changed. Today, F1Read More

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More

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San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

September 15, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The City of San Jose has engaged a team of engineers, modelers and scientists to provide professional consultancy services on projects to implement its 2019 Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Plan. Envisioning a watershed with thriving creeks, rivers, and a healthy San Francisco Bay, the City developed the GSI Plan, aRead More

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House proposes additional $30 billion for lead service line replacement

September 13, 2021 at 8:50 am 0 comments

House Democrats are proposing an additional $30 billion in federal funds for lead service line replacement efforts nationwide, a figure that would be in addition to $15 billion for lead service line replacements that was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) approved by the Senate last month. According to theRead More

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

September 13, 2021 at 8:41 am 0 comments

After a week-long trial, a federal jury has awarded the City of Pomona $48 million in damages from SQM North America Corp., a subsidiary of a large Chilean mining company, for the costs of cleanup of the toxic chemical perchlorate from the city’s groundwater supply. Fertilizer sold by SQMNA and used for decadesRead More

Carollo to be first tenant at new water innovation center

Carollo to be first tenant at new water innovation center

September 13, 2021 at 8:35 am 0 comments

The Water Tower has announced that Carollo Engineers will be the first tenant at The Water Tower Innovation Center, a 55,000 square foot research collective on The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub Campus located in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The Water Tower is a new breed of innovation center that will focusRead More

Bay Area district launches strategic sewer system improvement project

Bay Area district launches strategic sewer system improvement project

September 13, 2021 at 8:25 am 0 comments

The Oro Loma Sanitary District Board of Directors recently approved low-cost financing to replace old sewer collection system infrastructure serving its customers and communities while protecting the environment.   With this financing, the Board maintains its 10-Year Strategic Plan and implements priorities to maintain its infrastructure in a pro-active manner toRead More

New leadership for Wade Trim’s Florida water resources group

New leadership for Wade Trim’s Florida water resources group

September 13, 2021 at 8:04 am 0 comments

Dennis Prevo, P.E., has relocated to Wade Trim’s Tampa office to lead the firm’s Florida Water Resources Group and strengthen the local design-build and alternative delivery team. Prevo has more 30 years of diversified experience in project engineering, management, and construction for large civil infrastructure programs. These major projects includeRead More

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

September 7, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Known as the Rubber Capital of the World, Akron is Ohio’s fifth largest city and has a long tradition of innovation and civic engagement. The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau has a similar vaunted history, and it produces and delivers roughly 35 million gallons of water per day (MGD)Read More

The Value of Digital Transformation in Water at JEA

The Value of Digital Transformation in Water at JEA

September 1, 2021 at 8:53 am 0 comments

JEA’s Water and wastewater operations have embraced and leveraged digital technologies by creating a data strategy, using the real-time data to drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life and meet environmental compliance, all while reducing risk. In addition, with the COVID-19 pandemic, resilient utilities are monitoringRead More

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Report: U.S. water systems are consolidating slower than needed

September 1, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

A recent report from the Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, says the consolidation of water systems in the United States is happening at an extremely slow pace. While stronger state policies on consolidation are already coming on line, the EPA should prioritize a new policy to incentivizeRead More

Sedaru launches new operations management platform

Sedaru launches new operations management platform

August 31, 2021 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

Sedaru, Inc. has announced the launch of its next generation Sedaru OMNI Platform, which it says can improve the flexibility, power and reach of core work order, asset management and operations management capabilities to empower utilities in their digital transformation. Sedaru OMNI enables water and wastewater utilities to take controlRead More