Report details risk of eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds

Report details risk of eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds

February 13, 2017

According to a new estimate developed by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds would increase water and wastewater infrastructure financing costs by $16 billion nationwide over a 30-year repayment period. The latest figures represent an updateRead More

Report details risk of eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds

Report details risk of eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds

February 13, 2017

According to a new estimate developed by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds would increase water and wastewater infrastructure financing costs by $16 billion nationwide over a 30-year repayment period. The latest figures represent an updateRead More

The Potential of Crowdfunding for Water P3s

The Potential of Crowdfunding for Water P3s

February 15, 2017

By Brian Ross Around the world, public-private partnerships (P3s) play an increasingly critical role in meeting the need for investment in water infrastructure. However, P3s in the United States often fail to succeed due to political opposition, lack of transparency and public resistance to private control of critical water infrastructure.Read More

City of Monroe, Wash., partners with Sensus to upgrade metering

City of Monroe, Wash., partners with Sensus to upgrade metering

February 13, 2017

Nestled in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range, the City of Monroe, Wash., is a small community growing at a rapid pace. And with new growth comes the need for new infrastructure to support it. That’s why the City of Monroe Public Works Department is using smart water technologyRead More

Technology Stream — February 2017

Technology Stream — February 2017

February 14, 2017

Electro Scan Multi-Sensor Leak Detection Electro Scan’s multi-sensor water leak detection probe features its patent pending low voltage conductivity technology to locate and quantify leaks – in gallons per minute – by measuring each point that electrical current is able to escape from the pipe wall.  Additional technologies include aRead More

Technology Stream — February 2017

Technology Stream — February 2017

February 14, 2017

Electro Scan Multi-Sensor Leak Detection Electro Scan’s multi-sensor water leak detection probe features its patent pending low voltage conductivity technology to locate and quantify leaks – in gallons per minute – by measuring each point that electrical current is able to escape from the pipe wall.  Additional technologies include aRead 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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AMTA, AWWA announce membrane technology awards

AMTA, AWWA announce membrane technology awards

February 20, 2017 at 11:20 am 0 comments

The American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association today announced awardees at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition (MTC). Awardees were recognized at an awards luncheon during the conference in Long Beach, Calif. Christine Owen of Tampa Bay Water in Tampa, Fla. was presented with this year’s Water Quality Person ofRead More

SplashLink, Isle Inc. partner to promote emerging water technology

SplashLink, Isle Inc. partner to promote emerging water technology

February 20, 2017 at 11:13 am 0 comments

  SplashLink, an online platform built exclusively for the water industry, and Isle Inc., the North American division of Isle Utilities, an international technology and innovation consultancy, have announced a formal partnership to support Isle stakeholders with access to SplashLink’s marketplace of bids, projects and funding opportunities as well asRead More

Connecting Your Data Environment

Connecting Your Data Environment

February 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Bentley Advances Asset Performance Modeling from Planning to Operations By Andrew Farr Water and wastewater utilities looking to enhance their asset performance modeling now have new software tools available to heighten decision-making. As utility asset management has continued to evolve from best practices and strategic management to incorporating the useRead More

The Potential of Crowdfunding for Water P3s

The Potential of Crowdfunding for Water P3s

February 15, 2017 at 8:05 am 0 comments

By Brian Ross Around the world, public-private partnerships (P3s) play an increasingly critical role in meeting the need for investment in water infrastructure. However, P3s in the United States often fail to succeed due to political opposition, lack of transparency and public resistance to private control of critical water infrastructure.Read More

Stormwater P3s & Alternative Delivery Approaches: Myths & Realities

Stormwater P3s & Alternative Delivery Approaches: Myths & Realities

February 15, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Yuval Cohen In Hindu lore, a group of blind artisans are asked to touch an elephant and describe what they experience. Each person touches a different part, one part at a time, then they compare notes. The parable follows that each person describes what has been felt, but isRead More

Technology Stream — February 2017

Technology Stream — February 2017

February 14, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Electro Scan Multi-Sensor Leak Detection Electro Scan’s multi-sensor water leak detection probe features its patent pending low voltage conductivity technology to locate and quantify leaks – in gallons per minute – by measuring each point that electrical current is able to escape from the pipe wall.  Additional technologies include aRead More

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EPA, water sector groups update ‘Effective Utility Management’ primer

February 13, 2017 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

In January, an expanded 10-partner coalition came together to update the “Effective Utility Management (EUM) Framework and Primer,” which provides water leaders with a common sense, replicable and proactive way to meet a broad range of complex challenges facing the drinking and wastewater sectors today. Based around a framework of the TenRead More

Smart Cities Council announces grant winners

Smart Cities Council announces grant winners

February 13, 2017 at 11:46 am 0 comments

The Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, recently announced that Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia are the five winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program. More than 130 cities were involved in the application process. The winning cities will receive a tailored Readiness Workshop duringRead More

Senate EPW advances Pruitt nomination

Senate EPW advances Pruitt nomination

February 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Earlier this month, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 11-0 to advance Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for full consideration by the Senate. While some Democrats boycotted the committee, Republicans voted to suspend the rule requiring twoRead More

LaFrance joins executive council of NOAA drought program

LaFrance joins executive council of NOAA drought program

February 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

American Water Works Association CEO David LaFrance has joined the executive council of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) for a five-year term. NIDIS is a multi-agency partnership led by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that provides information and tools to forecast, prepare for and mitigate the effectsRead More

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