House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

June 14, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee last week marked up and advanced H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. This legislation follows the Senate’s passage in May of its clean water reauthorization package, S. 914, the Senate Drinking Water and WastewaterRead More

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

June 14, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee last week marked up and advanced H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. This legislation follows the Senate’s passage in May of its clean water reauthorization package, S. 914, the Senate Drinking Water and WastewaterRead More

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

April 21, 2021

Organizers of the 2021 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its seventh annual event to be held virtually, August 10, 12 17 & 19. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr by May 21. The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and financeRead More

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

June 18, 2021

Two people were killed and an additional two injured last Tuesday after a shooting at a Mueller Water Products manufacturing facility in Albertville, Alabama. A fifth person, who was later identified as the shooter, was found dead of apparent suicide. All five people involved in the June 15 incident, includingRead More

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

June 18, 2021

Two people were killed and an additional two injured last Tuesday after a shooting at a Mueller Water Products manufacturing facility in Albertville, Alabama. A fifth person, who was later identified as the shooter, was found dead of apparent suicide. All five people involved in the June 15 incident, includingRead More

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

June 18, 2021

Two people were killed and an additional two injured last Tuesday after a shooting at a Mueller Water Products manufacturing facility in Albertville, Alabama. A fifth person, who was later identified as the shooter, was found dead of apparent suicide. All five people involved in the June 15 incident, includingRead More

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More

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Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

June 18, 2021 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Two people were killed and an additional two injured last Tuesday after a shooting at a Mueller Water Products manufacturing facility in Albertville, Alabama. A fifth person, who was later identified as the shooter, was found dead of apparent suicide. All five people involved in the June 15 incident, includingRead More

Cybersecurity & How One Utility Is Protecting Its County’s Most Precious Resource

Cybersecurity & How One Utility Is Protecting Its County’s Most Precious Resource

June 18, 2021 at 9:57 am 0 comments

By Sielen Namdar Traveling through the dry desert of the American west, no ponds, lakes, creeks or even puddles to be seen, you might never expect a sprawling system of thousands of miles of water supply pipelines sitting just under your feet. These pipelines are bringing water to large metropolitanRead More

Senate confirms Fox to lead EPA’s Office of Water

Senate confirms Fox to lead EPA’s Office of Water

June 17, 2021 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

The Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Radhika Fox as the new Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her nomination was confirmed by a vote of 55-43. Fox served as CEO of the nonprofit US Water Alliance since 2015 until she was nominated by PresidentRead More

Master Meter, GoAigua partner on water data analytics solution

Master Meter, GoAigua partner on water data analytics solution

June 17, 2021 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Master Meter and GoAigua, a predictive analytics and digital water solutions provider, recently announced a strategic partnership to help utilities unify their digital infrastructure. This partnership aims to deliver best-in-class operational analytics that will drive continuous operational improvement and accelerated digital transformation. Master Meter’s Harmony Encore Meter Data Management (MDM)Read More

Mueller acquires i2O Water

Mueller acquires i2O Water

June 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc. recently announced it has acquired i2O Water, Ltd., a provider of pressure management solutions for approximately $20 million in cash. i2O Water delivers intelligent water networks to more than 100 water companies in over 45 countries around the world to reduce water loss by providing solutionsRead More

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

June 14, 2021 at 9:26 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell Toxic manmade chemicals, like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,2,3-Tricholoropropane (TCP), are showing up in water systems across the US. It’s not new, but it has become more common, as municipalities are now increasing mandatory testing due to new state and federal regulations. These new regulationsRead More

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

June 14, 2021 at 9:25 am 0 comments

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee last week marked up and advanced H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. This legislation follows the Senate’s passage in May of its clean water reauthorization package, S. 914, the Senate Drinking Water and WastewaterRead More

Fitch Ratings: Cyberattacks may pose ‘broad financial risk’

Fitch Ratings: Cyberattacks may pose ‘broad financial risk’

June 14, 2021 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The recent Colonial Pipeline cyberattack illustrates the broader financial effects that can result from attacks on critical public infrastructure, Fitch Ratings says. A breach of critical assets, such as power or water supply or public transportation, that halts service could result in widespread public and private sector shutdowns if utilitiesRead More

Low-income water assistance program formally launched

Low-income water assistance program formally launched

June 7, 2021 at 8:32 am 0 comments

The White House last week announced the official launch of the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) housed at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).  This program is the first of its kind designed to provide funding to help low-income households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic pay their water andRead More

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Office of Water nominee Fox approved by Senate panel

June 7, 2021 at 7:36 am 0 comments

Radhika Fox is one step closer to officially taking the reins of EPA’s Office of Water as the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee voted last week to advance her nomination to the Senate floor. Speaking during a committee business meeting, EPW Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) described Fox and severalRead More