Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

September 15, 2020

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pre-publication release of its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA). The new document will aid water sector utilities and theirRead More

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

September 15, 2020

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pre-publication release of its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA). The new document will aid water sector utilities and theirRead More

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

September 8, 2020

The 2020 Water Finance Conference, being presented in a virtual format in September, will touch on a range of topics in the water utility finance space including rate setting, customer affordability short- and long-term financial planning, revenue recovery through technology, financing unfunded regulatory mandates and privatization and consolidation. The sixth annualRead More

Itron receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

Itron receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

September 8, 2020

Itron, Inc. received a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from  IoT Evolution World, a leading website covering IoT technologies. The award recognizes the cutting-edge IoT-based solution that Itron, Utility Systems Science & Software (US3) and the Avanti Company created together through the Itron Developer Program. The wastewaterRead More

By changing the competitive bidding process, the country could save billions in pipe material costs alone.

Arlington, Texas, tackles water loss with acoustic technology

August 17, 2020

The Arlington, Texas, Water Utilities Department is responsible for 1,440 miles of water pipes serving more than 398,112 residents. In the past few years, the city has made significant improvements to limit water loss due to main breaks and unauthorized consumption. The water loss dropped from 12.75 percent in 2014Read More

By changing the competitive bidding process, the country could save billions in pipe material costs alone.

Arlington, Texas, tackles water loss with acoustic technology

August 17, 2020

The Arlington, Texas, Water Utilities Department is responsible for 1,440 miles of water pipes serving more than 398,112 residents. In the past few years, the city has made significant improvements to limit water loss due to main breaks and unauthorized consumption. The water loss dropped from 12.75 percent in 2014Read More

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

June 9, 2020

By Travis Michel The City of Laredo, Texas, has an extensive water and wastewater infrastructure system comprising more than 2000 miles of pipelines, two water treatment plants, six wastewater treatment plants, 75 lift stations, 19 storage tanks and booster stations, and greater than 12,000 manholes. Over the years, the cityRead More

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Moonshot Missions partners with MDE on peer-to-peer network

Moonshot Missions partners with MDE on peer-to-peer network

September 17, 2020 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Moonshot Missions and the Maryland Department of the Environment have announced a partnership to build the Maryland Utility Peer to Peer Network which will provide supplemental technical assistance to water utilities in underserved communities in Maryland. “As we talk with clean and safe water experts across the nation, we consistentlyRead More

Join the Free AWWA Webinar from UMS

Join the Free AWWA Webinar from UMS

September 16, 2020 at 10:02 am 0 comments

The City of Gonzales and Badger Meter will join UMS to share how they are leveraging Metering-as-a-Service to deploy AMI. Register for 9/29 webinar: www.awwa.org/ums

SUEZ names new president of utility division

SUEZ names new president of utility division

September 14, 2020 at 9:12 am 0 comments

SUEZ announced it has named Charles Dickerson as president of its utility division for North America, effective Aug. 31. Dickerson is a senior operations executive and thought leader with more than 30 years of unique and broad utility experience ranging from production, transmission and distribution to customer service, human resources andRead More

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

September 10, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The City of Anaheim, California, has enlisted Brown and Caldwell to provide owner advisory services for the design-build delivery of multiple groundwater treatment plants. The new facilities will play a key role in Anaheim’s compliance with recent state Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations and ensure water supplies continue toRead More

Itron receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

Itron receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

September 8, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. received a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from  IoT Evolution World, a leading website covering IoT technologies. The award recognizes the cutting-edge IoT-based solution that Itron, Utility Systems Science & Software (US3) and the Avanti Company created together through the Itron Developer Program. The wastewaterRead More

US Water Alliance honors 2020 Water Prize winners

US Water Alliance honors 2020 Water Prize winners

August 25, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance recently held a virtual ceremony to commemorate the recipients of the 2020 US Water Prize. The US Water Prize is recognized as a prestigious award across the water community that celebrates outstanding work in changing how water is viewed, valued and managed. Awards are given inRead More

Financial Report: Addressing Water Equity in a Time of Rising Costs

Financial Report: Addressing Water Equity in a Time of Rising Costs

August 24, 2020 at 9:50 am 0 comments

By Josh Ellis & Dan Cooper Even before COVID-19 hit our country, water affordability has been a growing concern. From 2010 to 2019, the price of water service increased by 57 percent in 30 major U.S. cities. Meanwhile, millions of Americans have their water shutoff every year due to an inabilityRead More

Badger Meter announces availability of netAMP Enabled

Badger Meter announces availability of netAMP Enabled

August 24, 2020 at 9:39 am 0 comments

Badger Meter has announced the availability of netAMP Enabled, which the company says will significantly expedite its end-to-end advanced metering deployments. netAMP Enabled complements smart water technologies from Badger Meter, including BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), ORION Cellular LTE-M endpoints and smart water meters, by providing customers a fixed, subscription-based Metering-as-a-Service programRead More

Beyond Compliance: Inside Memphis’ SARP10 Program

Beyond Compliance: Inside Memphis’ SARP10 Program

August 24, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Bently Green, Robert Knecht & Scott Morgan Memphis is a city of highs and lows, like the sharps and flats in the blues for which the southern U.S. city is famous. Lows like the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and highs like introducing Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and other musicRead More

Texas PUC launches website detailing water, sewer regulatory data

Texas PUC launches website detailing water, sewer regulatory data

August 21, 2020 at 9:06 am 0 comments

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has announced the creation of FaucetFacts.org, a website designed to reach the owners and operators of small to mid-size water and sewer retail public utilities across Texas with vital information regarding their regulatory obligations and opportunities. “We realize that many water and sewer retailRead More