Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

March 21, 2017

The State of Michigan is Getting Very Serious about Water Infrastructure, Restoring Public Trust & Protecting Ratepayers –By Gregory M. Baird– A shockwave occurred in the U.S. water industry as the toxic lead findings sent a media mushroom cloud over Flint Michigan. Every water utility in America convened fact findingRead More

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

March 21, 2017

The State of Michigan is Getting Very Serious about Water Infrastructure, Restoring Public Trust & Protecting Ratepayers –By Gregory M. Baird– A shockwave occurred in the U.S. water industry as the toxic lead findings sent a media mushroom cloud over Flint Michigan. Every water utility in America convened fact findingRead More

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

March 6, 2017

President Donald Trump vowed to follow through on another key campaign promise when he announced during a recent address to Congress that he would ask for approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. However, Trump’s comments on increased infrastructure investment came just days after the White House outlined a FY18Read More

Sensus releases new study on value, barriers of smart water networks

Sensus releases new study on value, barriers of smart water networks

March 24, 2017

As part of Water Week and World Water Day on March 22, Sensus has released a new study detailing the operational, maintenance, conservation and financial benefits of using smart water networks to help solve water challenges. The study, titled “Water 20/20: Bringing Smart Water Networks Into Focus” was conducted throughRead More

Valve  Maintenance: 10 Considerations for Pressure Management Zones, DMAs

Valve Maintenance: 10 Considerations for Pressure Management Zones, DMAs

February 28, 2017

The Top 10 Valve Considerations for Pressure Management Zones and DMAs By Brad Clarke For basic pressure management or more advanced modulating pressure management, water suppliers create a network of District Metered Areas (DMA’s) or smaller, more manageable pressure zones. The DMA or pressure zone gives the ability to measureRead More

Sensus releases new study on value, barriers of smart water networks

Sensus releases new study on value, barriers of smart water networks

March 24, 2017

As part of Water Week and World Water Day on March 22, Sensus has released a new study detailing the operational, maintenance, conservation and financial benefits of using smart water networks to help solve water challenges. The study, titled “Water 20/20: Bringing Smart Water Networks Into Focus” was conducted throughRead More

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

January 17, 2017

The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative has announced a joint effort to accelerate full removal of the lead pipes providing drinking water to millions of American homes. Composed of 23 national public health, water utility, environmental, labor, consumer, housing and state and local governmental organizations, the Collaborative released an online toolkit to help communitiesRead More

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DC Water, Xylem install first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America

DC Water, Xylem install first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America

March 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

Xylem recently worked with DC Water on the first North American installation of its Flygt Concertor, which, according to Xylem is the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence. DC Water, one of the nation’s largest water and wastewater innovators, has a track record of piloting and adopting leading-edge technologies toRead More

Stantec agrees to sell Innovyze

Stantec agrees to sell Innovyze

March 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

Global design firm Stantec recently announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of its software business, Innovyze, for $270 million (USD) to the EQT Mid Market U.S. fund, part of the international alternative investments firm EQT. Innovyze joined Stantec through the MWH acquisition which closed in 2016. Subject toRead More

WateReuse California recognizes recycled water leadership

WateReuse California recognizes recycled water leadership

March 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

The 2017 WateReuse California Awards were presented this month to recycled water facilities, customers and advocates that are leaders in creating sustainable, locally controlled water supplies across the state. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Annual California Conference at the Westin San Diego. “These deserving winners areRead More

White House proposes EPA cuts in FY18 budget; SRF to increase

White House proposes EPA cuts in FY18 budget; SRF to increase

March 20, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Last week, the White House released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. As expected, the proposal includes severe cuts to government agencies but also expands support for some programs related to critical infrastructure. As proposed, the budget would lead to a 31 percent reduction in funding for the U.S.Read More

Water sector testifies in Congress in support of water investment

Water sector testifies in Congress in support of water investment

March 20, 2017 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Water sector representatives testified in Congress last week in support of investment in water infrastructure and the importance of programs like the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and effective steps Congress can take to facilitate further cost-effective investments. Speaking before the U.S.Read More

Raftelis announces Brandt as new president, CEO

Raftelis announces Brandt as new president, CEO

March 20, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (RFC) has announced a change in leadership, as Peiffer Brandt has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the firm, which became effective Jan. 1, 2017. Brandt succeeds William (Bill) Stannard, P.E., who has served as president and CEO since January 2012. Stannard will remainRead More

Nu Flow, SPT announce merger

Nu Flow, SPT announce merger

March 20, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Nu Flow America, a trenchless pipe renewal company for pressurized and non-pressurized systems, recently announced it has entered into a definitive trademark agreement with Specialized Pipe Technologies (SPT) to expand services offered. Both Nu Flow America and Specialized Pipe Technologies are owned by Aquam Corp. Specialized Pipe Technologies (formerly SpecializedRead More

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Suez, Canadian investor to acquire GE’s Water & Process Technologies division

March 20, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

French water company SUEZ, along with Canadian investment company Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), recently announced it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase GE Water & Process Technologies (GE Water) from General Electric Co. for a $3.37 billion (USD) enterprise value in an all‐cash transaction.Read More

Cleveland Water Alliance launches ‘Erie Hack,’ as part of Innovation Summit

Cleveland Water Alliance launches ‘Erie Hack,’ as part of Innovation Summit

March 20, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Erie Hack has launched! The Cleveland Water Alliance is recruiting coders, engineers, data junkies and water experts interested in tackling some of Lake Erie’s biggest challenges and sharing in $100,000 in prizes as part of a hackathon-style program called Erie Hack. The program ends on May 2 and 3 with aRead More

U.S. infrastructure gets D+ on ASCE’s 2017 report card

U.S. infrastructure gets D+ on ASCE’s 2017 report card

March 13, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card last week, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of D+. On the water side, wastewater scored a D+ while drinking water received a D. Released every four years, ASCE’s Report Card for America’s InfrastructureRead More

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