DC Water gets S&P Green Evaluation

DC Water gets S&P Green Evaluation

July 31, 2017

The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) has become the first U.S. municipal issuer to receive S&P Global’s Green Evaluation, scoring  E1 (the highest score on S&P Global’s scale of E1-E4) and 92/100. The Green Evaluation was assigned to $100 million in series 2017A public utility seniorRead More

DC Water gets S&P Green Evaluation

DC Water gets S&P Green Evaluation

July 31, 2017

The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority (DC Water) has become the first U.S. municipal issuer to receive S&P Global’s Green Evaluation, scoring  E1 (the highest score on S&P Global’s scale of E1-E4) and 92/100. The Green Evaluation was assigned to $100 million in series 2017A public utility seniorRead More

2017 Water Finance Conference agenda to highlight integrated financing, future of U.S. infrastructure

2017 Water Finance Conference agenda to highlight integrated financing, future of U.S. infrastructure

July 24, 2017

The agenda for the third annual Water Finance Conference, being held Aug. 28-29, 2017 at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee, Wis., will feature a variety of technical presentations covering current funding challenges facing water and wastewater utilities, punctuated by the growing need for new, integrated approaches against the backdrop ofRead More

Sensus wins ‘Best Smart Utility Solution’ award

Sensus wins ‘Best Smart Utility Solution’ award

August 21, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the Sensus Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution has been honored by municipal utility executives as the “Best Smart Utility Solution” during the Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS). The Sensus AMI solution is comprised of smart metering technology and the FlexNet communication system, a two-way networkRead More

Miami-Dade, DC Water award condition assessment contracts to Pure Technologies

Miami-Dade, DC Water award condition assessment contracts to Pure Technologies

August 14, 2017

DC Water and the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department recently awarded Pure Technologies U.S. Inc. multi-year condition assessment contracts worth up to a combined $40 million. The Miami-Dade work, worth up to $30 million over five years, allows Pure U.S. to work beyond August, 2017, when an existing contract isRead More

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

August 14, 2017

By Sue Mosburg & Will Jernigan There is no simple solution to optimizing water loss and ensuring that the maximum volume of water entering your system reaches your customers. However, a validated water audit is the essential first step to mitigate water losses and positively impact your utility’s bottom line.Read More

Trinity River Authority selects InfoMaster for wastewater system maintenance

Trinity River Authority selects InfoMaster for wastewater system maintenance

June 26, 2017

  Innovyze announced recently that the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has selected its InfoMaster software for use in prioritizing the operations and maintenance activities of its wastewater system. TRA is a conservation and reclamation district providing water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, for municipalitiesRead More

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Sensus wins ‘Best Smart Utility Solution’ award

Sensus wins ‘Best Smart Utility Solution’ award

August 21, 2017 at 10:05 am 0 comments

For the fourth consecutive year, the Sensus Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution has been honored by municipal utility executives as the “Best Smart Utility Solution” during the Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS). The Sensus AMI solution is comprised of smart metering technology and the FlexNet communication system, a two-way networkRead More

Brown set to take DC Water CFO position

Brown set to take DC Water CFO position

August 21, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

DC Water CEO and General Manager George S. Hawkins announced recently that DC Water has named Matthew Brown as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Brown has been serving as the director of the Office of Budget and Finance for the District of Columbia since January 2015 and as theRead More

Transformational Supply Management Can Yield Critical Funds for Your Utility

Transformational Supply Management Can Yield Critical Funds for Your Utility

August 16, 2017 at 7:05 am 0 comments

By James M. Baehr & Mary Ellen Mitchell What if you were a builder and every time you opened your toolbox to complete a project you pushed aside one of your most important tools? Why would you do that? There may be reasons. Maybe, you don’t know much about theRead More

Philadelphia Launches New Water Pricing Model for Low-Income Residents

Philadelphia Launches New Water Pricing Model for Low-Income Residents

August 16, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Erin Bonney Casey The City of Philadelphia has thrust itself into the broader national discussion on the affordability of water with its newly launched and unique water pricing model. In an era of rising water rates and constrained municipal budgets, Philadelphia is adapting to shifting market conditions. The goalRead More

Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

August 16, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

“Smart water” is such a buzzword these days that the definition can get a bit skewed. What exactly constitutes smart water? Is it a piece of technology? If so, what does it do? Just how smart is it? Most importantly, does it help make your utility more efficient? The realityRead More

Can One Water Programs Do More with Less?

Can One Water Programs Do More with Less?

August 14, 2017 at 11:04 am 0 comments

A Look at the Financial Advantages of the One Water Approach By Neil Grigg, Alexander Maas & Theresa Connor Integrated “one water” programs can help cities overcome barriers, extract greater returns from infrastructure investments and increase livability. As a big tent to house different activities, one water offers to facilitate aRead More

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

August 14, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

By Sue Mosburg & Will Jernigan There is no simple solution to optimizing water loss and ensuring that the maximum volume of water entering your system reaches your customers. However, a validated water audit is the essential first step to mitigate water losses and positively impact your utility’s bottom line.Read More

Water utilities recognized for sustainable, future-focused innovations

Water utilities recognized for sustainable, future-focused innovations

August 14, 2017 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Several water sector associations are recognizing 25 water utilities for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities.Read More

PPI announces new board members

PPI announces new board members

August 14, 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) recently installed members in new roles on its board of directors. These individuals took office immediately following the group’s annual meeting held at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Garden, Fla., at which the changes to the executive committee were confirmed. David FinkRead More

Miami-Dade, DC Water award condition assessment contracts to Pure Technologies

Miami-Dade, DC Water award condition assessment contracts to Pure Technologies

August 14, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

DC Water and the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department recently awarded Pure Technologies U.S. Inc. multi-year condition assessment contracts worth up to a combined $40 million. The Miami-Dade work, worth up to $30 million over five years, allows Pure U.S. to work beyond August, 2017, when an existing contract isRead More

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