Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

January 4, 2021

Congress recently released the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations bill. The legislation contains a provision to create the first ever Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Emergency Assistance Program with $638 million in appropriations – an historic win for water accessibility and the first appropriation of its kind for water assistance.Read More

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

January 4, 2021

Congress recently released the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations bill. The legislation contains a provision to create the first ever Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Emergency Assistance Program with $638 million in appropriations – an historic win for water accessibility and the first appropriation of its kind for water assistance.Read More

EPA receives 67 new requests for WIFIA financing

EPA receives 67 new requests for WIFIA financing

November 23, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received 67 letters of interest in response to the agency’s 2020 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Notice of Funding Availability. A total of $9.2 billion was requested this year — the largest amount ever requested through the WIFIA program. “These lettersRead More

City of Columbus to partner with Sensus on smart utility network

City of Columbus to partner with Sensus on smart utility network

January 18, 2021

The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities has a long history of superior customer service dating back to 1871 and its first drinking water treatment facility at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers. Columbus is taking the next step in this journey by partnering with Sensus, a XylemRead More

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

December 18, 2020

Mueller has announced the expanded capabilities of it’s Super Centurion hydrant, which Mueller says can now serve as a communications hub and physical platform for both pressure monitoring and leak monitoring systems. Mueller’s pressure and leak monitoring solutions can be integrated into existing water infrastructure and communicate via the cellularRead More

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

December 18, 2020

Mueller has announced the expanded capabilities of it’s Super Centurion hydrant, which Mueller says can now serve as a communications hub and physical platform for both pressure monitoring and leak monitoring systems. Mueller’s pressure and leak monitoring solutions can be integrated into existing water infrastructure and communicate via the cellularRead More

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

October 21, 2020

By L. Gregg Horn A recent hydraulic flow test on a 97-year-old distribution main demonstrated the longevity of cement-mortar lined (CML) iron pipe, and the consistent flow efficiency that translates into pumping cost savings. With energy costs among the higher factors of consideration in water distribution systems, flow efficiency translatesRead More

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AMWA: LCR revisions hit Federal Register

January 19, 2021 at 9:38 am 0 comments

After being unveiled Dec. 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the final Lead and Copper Rule revisions in the Jan. 15 Federal Register. The incoming Biden administration plans to review rules finalized in the closing days of the Trump administration that have not taken effect as of Jan. 20. With anRead More

Citylitics launches AI platform for predictive infrastructure

Citylitics launches AI platform for predictive infrastructure

January 18, 2021 at 8:59 am 0 comments

WatrHub Inc., a North American data company with offices in Toronto, Milwaukee and Austin, has announced an expansion into the public infrastructure industry, with its initial focus on water infrastructure. The advancement prompted a brand refresh to Citylitics Inc. to better serve public infrastructure industries. Founded in 2012, WatrHub was created to address the demandRead More

Water sector weighs in on COVID vaccine prioritization

Water sector weighs in on COVID vaccine prioritization

January 11, 2021 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) released a December 14 memo encouraging water and wastewater utilities to contact their state and local public health agencies about prioritization of their staff for COVID-19 vaccinations. The WSCC is is a policy, strategy and coordination mechanism for the U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector in interactionsRead More

Badger Meter acquires Analytical Technology, Inc.

Badger Meter acquires Analytical Technology, Inc.

January 8, 2021 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Badger Meter, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Analytical Technology, Inc. (ATi), a privately held provider of water quality monitoring systems, for $44 million, funded with available cash. Founded in 1992, with headquarters in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, ATi specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of water quality instruments based onRead More

Xylem donates PPE to essential workers

Xylem donates PPE to essential workers

January 7, 2021 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Xylem has donated and delivered more than 300,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers in 2020, working alongside its partners. The personal protective equipment went to healthcare facilities and to water utility operators working to keep essential services flowing in local communities. In March 2020, Xylem beganRead More

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Read AWWA’s statement on final Lead and Copper Rule revisions

January 4, 2021 at 7:22 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December announced the final Lead and Copper Rule. American Water Works Association President Melissa Elliott issued the following statement. “The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working toward a day when the potential for lead in drinking water is removed fromRead More

The Greatest Water Transfer in History

The Greatest Water Transfer in History

December 21, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Michael Warady Our country is currently in the midst of the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind – not in 10 or 20 years – but today. Much has been written about the Silver Tsunami, roughly defined as the wave of water and wastewater operator retirementsRead More

The Data Core: How Utilities Can Optimize Operations by Concentrating Data

The Data Core: How Utilities Can Optimize Operations by Concentrating Data

December 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

By Gary Wong Water and wastewater utilities have often been viewed as lagging other sectors when it comes to maximizing the use of data within their organizations. That is not to say that the sector lacks data: SCADA systems collect and store data at intervals of fractions of a second;Read More

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

December 18, 2020 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Mueller has announced the expanded capabilities of it’s Super Centurion hydrant, which Mueller says can now serve as a communications hub and physical platform for both pressure monitoring and leak monitoring systems. Mueller’s pressure and leak monitoring solutions can be integrated into existing water infrastructure and communicate via the cellularRead More

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Integrating Asset Management and the Community Rating System

December 18, 2020 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

By Tak Makino Asset Management Infrastructure asset management is gaining widespread acceptance as a best management practice. Simply put, infrastructure asset management is the set of practices that balance the costs of operations and maintenance of public infrastructure with desired levels of service and a tolerable degree of risk. Asset managementRead More