EPA launches WIFIA, $1 billion in loans available

EPA launches WIFIA, $1 billion in loans available

January 10, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guaranteesRead More

EPA launches WIFIA, $1 billion in loans available

EPA launches WIFIA, $1 billion in loans available

January 10, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guaranteesRead More

Dates, location announced for 2017 Water Finance Conference

Dates, location announced for 2017 Water Finance Conference

December 19, 2016

The 2017 Water Finance Conference will head to Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28-29, for the 3rd annual event highlighting innovative financing approaches in the municipal water sector. The event will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum® near downtown Milwaukee. In each of the past two years, the Water Finance Conference has gatheredRead More

Ohio utility bolsters service, improves efficiency with Sensus AMI

Ohio utility bolsters service, improves efficiency with Sensus AMI

January 16, 2017

As the City of Youngstown, Ohio, revitalizes its neighborhoods and welcomes new businesses and residents, the Youngstown Water Department is taking advantage of an opportunity to upgrade its metering infrastructure. The city’s 52,000 customers have come to trust the department to improve operations and enhance its service. As indicated by its recentRead 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

New tool can show historic, simulated future water conditions

New tool can show historic, simulated future water conditions

January 16, 2017

Water users around the country can now view the past and simulated future of hydrologic processes. The Hydrology Futures Portal, released this month by the U.S. Geological Survey, provides a user-friendly interface summarizing monthly historic (1952 through 2005) and simulated future conditions (2020 through 2099) for various meteorological and hydrologicalRead More

More charges in Flint water crisis

More charges in Flint water crisis

December 20, 2016

New charges were filed in December in connection with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. State attorney general Bill Schuette announced charges against four defendants, including two former state-appointed emergency managers from Flint, as part of his ongoing criminal investigation. This marks the fourth round of charges announced byRead More

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AWWA Board selects David Rager as next president-elect

AWWA Board selects David Rager as next president-elect

January 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) Board of Directors selected Cincinnati-based consultant David Rager as the association’s next president-elect during its annual winter meeting. Four vice presidents, one director-at-large and one service provider director-at-large were also elected. An AWWA member for nearly 15 years, Rager is the principal of Rager Management Consulting,Read More

Ohio utility bolsters service, improves efficiency with Sensus AMI

Ohio utility bolsters service, improves efficiency with Sensus AMI

January 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

As the City of Youngstown, Ohio, revitalizes its neighborhoods and welcomes new businesses and residents, the Youngstown Water Department is taking advantage of an opportunity to upgrade its metering infrastructure. The city’s 52,000 customers have come to trust the department to improve operations and enhance its service. As indicated by its recentRead More

New tool can show historic, simulated future water conditions

New tool can show historic, simulated future water conditions

January 16, 2017 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Water users around the country can now view the past and simulated future of hydrologic processes. The Hydrology Futures Portal, released this month by the U.S. Geological Survey, provides a user-friendly interface summarizing monthly historic (1952 through 2005) and simulated future conditions (2020 through 2099) for various meteorological and hydrologicalRead More

Aclara acquires smart grid division of Apex Covantage

Aclara acquires smart grid division of Apex Covantage

January 16, 2017 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Aclara Technologies LLC (Aclara), recently announced it has acquired the Smart Grid Solutions (SGS) division of Apex CoVantage, LLC. The transaction includes the award-winning ProField mobile workforce management technology used for smart grid deployments as well as the Smart Grid Professional Services business comprising utility field services and consulting. Financial termsRead More

LIFT program announces new online platform

LIFT program announces new online platform

January 16, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

The Leaders Innovation for Technology Forum (LIFT), which aims to bring new water technology into the market quickly and efficiently, recently announced the launch of LIFT Link, an online platform connect water innovators with utilities. LIFT Link serves as a highway of interaction among municipal and industrial water, wastewater and stormwaterRead More

California moving closer to direct potable reuse?

California moving closer to direct potable reuse?

January 11, 2017 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Late last year, the California State Water Resource Control Board released its final report to the California Legislature, concluding that it is feasible to produce safe, recycled drinking water in California through direct potable reuse. According to Orange County Coastkeeper and California Coastkeeper Alliance, this report paves the way forRead More

Mueller Water Products names Hall as president, CEO

Mueller Water Products names Hall as president, CEO

January 10, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Mueller Water Products has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed J. Scott Hall as its next president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 23, 2017.  Hall joins the company from Textron, Inc., where he most recently served as president and chief executive officer of its Industrial Segment. Hall,Read More

Brown and Caldwell, Water Research Foundation release ‘Blueprint for One Water’

Brown and Caldwell, Water Research Foundation release ‘Blueprint for One Water’

January 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell and the Water Research Foundation have partnered to develop and release a “Blueprint for One Water,” a practical guide for agencies seeking to manage water resources holistically and sustainably. The blueprint features lessons learned from early One Water adopters, plus spotlights on how visionary leaders are successfullyRead More

Missouri treatment plant increases output, quality

Missouri treatment plant increases output, quality

January 9, 2017 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Missouri American Water and Black & Veatch are working on a new water treatment plant near Parkville, Mo., that will increase needed supplies while improving water quality. The new plant is designed to meet ongoing population growth in the Parkville region, near the Kansas City metro area. Plant construction beganRead More

DOE greenlights wastewater bioenergy project

DOE greenlights wastewater bioenergy project

January 9, 2017 at 11:14 am 0 comments

A consortium led by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) has been selected by the Department of Energy for award negotiations to begin Phase 1 design and planning for a pilot plant to produce clean hydrocarbon fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility. The project will use breakthrough technologyRead More