Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

November 30, 2020

By Ian Lancaster & Katie Cason The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic volatility cast a blanket of uncertainty over many industries, causing key stakeholders — from investors to business leaders — to assess the shifting landscape and long-term implications for various sectors. For the water/wastewater infrastructure sector, there is little dispute regardingRead More

Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

November 30, 2020

By Ian Lancaster & Katie Cason The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic volatility cast a blanket of uncertainty over many industries, causing key stakeholders — from investors to business leaders — to assess the shifting landscape and long-term implications for various sectors. For the water/wastewater infrastructure sector, there is little dispute regardingRead 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

Gaining Visibility with AMI: Texas Utility Tackles Smart Metering Project

Gaining Visibility with AMI: Texas Utility Tackles Smart Metering Project

November 30, 2020

By Zeb Wright Like many municipalities and utilities around the county, Faulkey Gully Municipal Utility District (MUD) knew they had an aging infrastructure that needed to be addressed. The utility, which serves a rapidly developing suburb northwest of Houston, knew that the meter system was nearing the end of its usefulRead 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

California water district, Sensus deploy smart utility network

California water district, Sensus deploy smart utility network

November 23, 2020

Cyclical water shortages are a challenge that Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) takes seriously. As California’s sixth-largest retail water agency, they embrace the opportunity to balance water use efficiency with meeting the needs of a diverse and growing customer base. Located in western Riverside County, California, EMWD provides water andRead 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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New community benchmark on water infrastructure resilience released

New community benchmark on water infrastructure resilience released

December 4, 2020 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released the third of its Community Resilience Benchmarks — the water benchmark, which addresses resilience of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems. ANCR’s Community Resilience Benchmarks (CRBs) support communities in assessing their resilience and developing strategies for improvement. These benchmarks take aRead More

RCAP, Xylem, 120Water provide face masks to essential utility workers

RCAP, Xylem, 120Water provide face masks to essential utility workers

December 4, 2020 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) announced in July it was sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to frontline water operators in partnership with Xylem Watermark and 120Water. In August, Xylem donated an additional 65,000 which RCAP was able to coordinate with 120Water to distribute in response to continued spikesRead More

Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

November 30, 2020 at 10:13 am 0 comments

By Ian Lancaster & Katie Cason The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic volatility cast a blanket of uncertainty over many industries, causing key stakeholders — from investors to business leaders — to assess the shifting landscape and long-term implications for various sectors. For the water/wastewater infrastructure sector, there is little dispute regardingRead More

City of Gonzales, LA, Improves Billing Accuracy and Customer Satisfaction

City of Gonzales, LA, Improves Billing Accuracy and Customer Satisfaction

November 24, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

  City of Gonzales, LA leverages netAMP® Metering-as-a-Service to deliver accurate billing and reduce meter reading time by 71%. Download the case study now: https://bit.ly/2yK20rw

California water district, Sensus deploy smart utility network

California water district, Sensus deploy smart utility network

November 23, 2020 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Cyclical water shortages are a challenge that Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) takes seriously. As California’s sixth-largest retail water agency, they embrace the opportunity to balance water use efficiency with meeting the needs of a diverse and growing customer base. Located in western Riverside County, California, EMWD provides water andRead More

Water, wastewater investment firm Sylmar Group officially launches

Water, wastewater investment firm Sylmar Group officially launches

November 20, 2020 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Sylmar Group, a company dedicated to investing in legacy operating water and wastewater services businesses, has announced its official launch following a successful capital raise. Founders Peter Brooks and Michael Warady bring decades of water industry experience to the mission of buying and operating great companies providing mission-critical water andRead More

Veolia North America acquires meter-reading company Energenix

Veolia North America acquires meter-reading company Energenix

November 19, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Representing a growth strategy focused on clean energy, Veolia North America, through its energy subsidiary, SourceOne Inc., has acquired Energenix, a Boston-based utility meter reading and billing service that provides services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. The acquisition makes Veolia North America the leading provider of meter reading and billing services inRead More

The Key to Thwarting Non-Revenue Water? Understanding It

The Key to Thwarting Non-Revenue Water? Understanding It

November 16, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

By Jeff McCracken Non-revenue water loss is among the biggest challenges facing the water industry and the world. Nearly one-third of all water, amounting to $39 billion annually, is lost before it ever reaches a customer, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan. Water scarcity will proliferate with the agingRead More

WF&M Conversations: 2TurnItOn’s Craig Boklage on water utility connection services

WF&M Conversations: 2TurnItOn’s Craig Boklage on water utility connection services

November 10, 2020 at 6:55 am 0 comments

Enrolling and connecting to a new utility service can be a hassle for customers. Lisewise, processing a large number of requests can also create a customer service challenge on the back end for cities, municipalities or utilities, both public and investor-owned. But new tools are available that can better helpRead More

AMWA: Closely divided Congress complicates policy landscape for 2021

AMWA: Closely divided Congress complicates policy landscape for 2021

November 9, 2020 at 10:44 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies released an update in it’s Monday Morning Briefing today noting that a thinly divided Congress could result in a complex policy landscape on many issues including water and infrastructure. Voters across the country delivered somewhat mixed messages on Election Day, sending Joe Biden to theRead More