AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

July 1, 2020

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), most water utilities are returning to normal operations as they reopen their offices and relax some of the measures they put in place during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted June 8-15, this is theRead More

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

July 1, 2020

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), most water utilities are returning to normal operations as they reopen their offices and relax some of the measures they put in place during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted June 8-15, this is theRead More

2020 Water Finance Conference shifts to virtual format

2020 Water Finance Conference shifts to virtual format

June 17, 2020

The 2020 Water Finance Conference is shifting to a virtual format. The sixth annual event, which exclusively covers financing in the U.S. water utility sector, was originally scheduled for Aug. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the event will now present two-hour online sessionsRead More

A Roadmap for Successful AMI Installations…and Key Considerations for Deployment

A Roadmap for Successful AMI Installations…and Key Considerations for Deployment

June 29, 2020

By Thomas Butler For a water utility of any size to function properly, effective meter reading is a vital aspect of day-to-day operations. Meter reading supports both ends of the transaction, ensuring that water is being properly delivered, accounted and billed each month. With meters playing such a key roleRead More

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

June 11, 2020

By Ken Malone To ensure ongoing water service reliability, the Las Vegas Valley Water District is charging forward with its 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), focusing on infrastructure renewal to repair or replace aging facilities and pipelines. With the use of Echologics’ LeakFinder-ST, an acoustic leak detection technology, the waterRead More

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

June 11, 2020

By Ken Malone To ensure ongoing water service reliability, the Las Vegas Valley Water District is charging forward with its 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), focusing on infrastructure renewal to repair or replace aging facilities and pipelines. With the use of Echologics’ LeakFinder-ST, an acoustic leak detection technology, the waterRead More

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

June 9, 2020

By Travis Michel The City of Laredo, Texas, has an extensive water and wastewater infrastructure system comprising more than 2000 miles of pipelines, two water treatment plants, six wastewater treatment plants, 75 lift stations, 19 storage tanks and booster stations, and greater than 12,000 manholes. Over the years, the cityRead More

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AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

July 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), most water utilities are returning to normal operations as they reopen their offices and relax some of the measures they put in place during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted June 8-15, this is theRead More

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

June 30, 2020 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program for use toward the construction of its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion project. Operational since 2008, the GWRS is undergoing itsRead More

Austin Water selects Aclara for AMI program

Austin Water selects Aclara for AMI program

June 29, 2020 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Austin Water has selected Aclara to supply and implement a landmark advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program to the utility, which services over 1 million people across more than 548 square miles in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. “Austin Water is excited to be working with the Aclara team to helpRead More

SUEZ to donate to charities for COVID-19

SUEZ to donate to charities for COVID-19

June 29, 2020 at 8:49 am 0 comments

In the face of a pandemic that has created unprecedented suffering across the United States and Canada, SUEZ, which operates in North America as SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions and SUEZ North America, is earmarking a donation of $1.75 million that will be directed to food pantries, health care facilities,Read More

KKR, XPV acquire Environmental Dynamics International

KKR, XPV acquire Environmental Dynamics International

June 29, 2020 at 7:47 am 0 comments

A global strategic platform established by KKR and XPV Water Partners to provide end-to-end nutrient management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Environmental Dynamics International, Inc. (“EDI”), a leading global manufacturer of diffused aeration systems. The addition of EDI accelerates the growth of the water quality platform’s nutrient management offeringsRead More

2020 Water Finance Conference shifts to virtual format

2020 Water Finance Conference shifts to virtual format

June 17, 2020 at 6:35 am 0 comments

The 2020 Water Finance Conference is shifting to a virtual format. The sixth annual event, which exclusively covers financing in the U.S. water utility sector, was originally scheduled for Aug. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the event will now present two-hour online sessionsRead More

4 Key Data Management Milestones to Ensure Water Sustainability

4 Key Data Management Milestones to Ensure Water Sustainability

June 16, 2020 at 9:51 am 0 comments

By Rich Prinster With the global population expected to hit 8.5 billion in the next 10 years, the demand for water is rising inexorably. Many areas of the world are already facing either water shortages or water that’s unsafe for human consumption. When it comes to water scarcity: Four billion peopleRead More

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure conference moving online

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure conference moving online

June 15, 2020 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Bentley Systems, Inc., a global provider of software and digital twins services for advancing design, construction and operations of infrastructure, has announced that its annual infrastructure event, the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference, is “going digital.” The new digital format will bring together, now for a broader global community, theRead More

The Power of Metering: How Long-life Batteries Affect AMI Profitability

The Power of Metering: How Long-life Batteries Affect AMI Profitability

June 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Sol Jacobs Economics ultimately dictate the decision to upgrade from traditional water meters to a smart metering solution that combines robust meter construction with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), automated meter reading (AMR) and two-way wireless communications. The newest automated meters are incredibly robust, thus creating the potential for extendedRead More

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

COMMENTARY: The Power of One and the Promise of Many

June 12, 2020 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By Zeynep Erdal One and a half centuries ago, a rancher, naturalist, explorer, environmental philosopher, writer and conservationist named John Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” Much more recently, the water industry began to focusRead More