Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

September 19, 2016

The Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) last week on a broad, bi-partisan vote of 95 to 3. The bill, S.2848, which had been expected to pass, includes funding for several water and wastewater priorities such as funds to jump-start the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation ActRead More

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

September 19, 2016

The Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) last week on a broad, bi-partisan vote of 95 to 3. The bill, S.2848, which had been expected to pass, includes funding for several water and wastewater priorities such as funds to jump-start the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation ActRead More

NAWC Water Summit to Provide Dynamic Forum for Public, Private Sector Leaders

NAWC Water Summit to Provide Dynamic Forum for Public, Private Sector Leaders

September 20, 2016

Private water company executives, public utility officials, regulators and other industry leaders from across the country will gather in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 2-4 for the National Association of Water Companies’ (NAWC) 2016 Water Summit. Each year the NAWC Water Summit provides a dynamic forum for leaders in the waterRead More

Lindgren Joins Mueller as VP Sales

Lindgren Joins Mueller as VP Sales

September 6, 2016

Mueller Co. has announced that Mike Lindgren will lead the company’s sales organization upon the retirement of Mike Williams, current vice president of sales, in December. Lindgren will assume VP Sales duties and oversight while Mike Williams transitions key account relationships to Lindgren, completes special sales projects and serves inRead More

Lindgren Joins Mueller as VP Sales

Lindgren Joins Mueller as VP Sales

September 6, 2016

Mueller Co. has announced that Mike Lindgren will lead the company’s sales organization upon the retirement of Mike Williams, current vice president of sales, in December. Lindgren will assume VP Sales duties and oversight while Mike Williams transitions key account relationships to Lindgren, completes special sales projects and serves inRead More

Metro Atlanta Declares Level 1 Drought

Metro Atlanta Declares Level 1 Drought

September 9, 2016

On Friday, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 1 drought response for 53 counties. The declaration, which includes Metro Atlanta, requires water providers educate the public about drought conditions and water conservation. The declaration follows a wet winter, but a dry spring and summer. According to the National WeatherRead More

Six Charged with Felonies in Flint Water Crisis

Six Charged with Felonies in Flint Water Crisis

July 29, 2016

Six state employees were criminally charged in district court Friday in connection with the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. Three employees of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and three state health department workers were charged with concealing unsafe lead levels. Genesee County Judge Nathaniel C. Perry III authorizedRead More

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EWG Report: Unsafe Carcinogen Levels May Affect More Than 200 Million

EWG Report: Unsafe Carcinogen Levels May Affect More Than 200 Million

September 26, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

A new analysis released last week by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says unsafe levels of carcinogen are contaminating the tap water of two-thirds of Americans. The report is an analysis of federal water testing data. Under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program, from 2013 to 2015, local water utilitiesRead More

HammerHead Trenchless Acquires RS Lining Systems

HammerHead Trenchless Acquires RS Lining Systems

September 26, 2016 at 8:55 am 0 comments

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, has announced the acquisition of RS Lining Systems, LLC, the provider of RS Technik pipe rehabilitation solutions in the Americas. The acquisition will strengthen HammerHead’s customer service across the underground infrastructure rehabilitation market by providing an enhanced suite of CIPP trenchless solutions. “HammerHeadRead More

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DC Water Awards CH2M, Parsons Joint Venture in CIP

September 26, 2016 at 8:54 am 0 comments

CH2M and Parsons, as part of a joint venture team, have been selected by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) to perform program management services for the development and implementation of DC Water’s $1.3 billion water and wastewater capital improvement program focused on repair and replacementRead More

WEFTEC Innovation Showcase Highlights Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Ideas

WEFTEC Innovation Showcase Highlights Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Ideas

September 23, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Innovation shifts our business-as-usual thinking to something different and better. Organized by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its innovation partners BlueTech Research and Imagine H2O, the fifth annual Innovation Showcase puts a spotlight on water sector innovation while providing access to the leaders and technologies that are making itRead More

WEF, Department of Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding

WEF, Department of Energy Sign Memorandum of Understanding

September 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the DOE Better Buildings Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator initiative. The initiative engages state, regional and local agencies working with water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) to accelerate innovative approaches to sustainableRead More

Awards Presented for Leadership in Water Reuse

Awards Presented for Leadership in Water Reuse

September 19, 2016 at 8:58 am 0 comments

The WateReuse Association recognized extraordinary leadership in water reuse last week during its Annual Awards luncheon at the 31st Annual WateReuse Symposium. The awards program highlights utilities, businesses, and people that provide leadership in advancing water reuse. “More and more utilities are looking to create a sustainable, integrated approach toRead More

Water Leaders Share Policy, Research Priorities with Energy Secretary

Water Leaders Share Policy, Research Priorities with Energy Secretary

September 14, 2016 at 10:30 am 0 comments

Water policy and research priorities were the focus in a recent meeting of water industry leaders with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. On Sept. 7, seven organizations representing utilities that provide service to 90 percent of the population in the United States served by drinking water, wastewater, resource recovery, reuseRead More

AWWA, Water Research Foundation Publish Cyanotoxins Guidance

AWWA, Water Research Foundation Publish Cyanotoxins Guidance

September 13, 2016 at 8:58 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) have released a guide and additional resources to help water professionals detect and control cyanotoxins, the algae-related contaminants that can negatively impact drinking water quality. “Managing Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water: A Technical Guidance Manual for Drinking Water Professionals”Read More

Flint Water

EPA to Flint: Keep Using Filters

September 12, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

An EPA official says residents drinking tap water in Flint, Mich., barring significant improvement, should plan to use filters through at least the end of the year, according to the Detroit Free Press. Officials say there is no timetable for residents to be able to consume tap water without filters.Read More

Pennsylvania American Water to Acquire McKeesport Wastewater System

Pennsylvania American Water to Acquire McKeesport Wastewater System

September 12, 2016 at 9:27 am 0 comments

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the McKeesport wastewater system. The agreement signing follows recent votes by the McKeesport City Council and the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport (MACM) in favor of Pennsylvania American Water purchasingRead More