Resetting the Mission for WIFIA

Resetting the Mission for WIFIA

October 19, 2020

By John Ryan The WIFIA Loan Program recently announced that it has reset the interest rates on two undrawn loan commitments originally made in mid-2018. The fixed rate on a $135 million loan to Orange County Water District and a $614 million loan to San Diego Public Facilities Financing AuthorityRead More

Resetting the Mission for WIFIA

Resetting the Mission for WIFIA

October 19, 2020

By John Ryan The WIFIA Loan Program recently announced that it has reset the interest rates on two undrawn loan commitments originally made in mid-2018. The fixed rate on a $135 million loan to Orange County Water District and a $614 million loan to San Diego Public Facilities Financing AuthorityRead More

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Power of the P3: Buffalo, Veolia Partnership Results in System Efficiency

October 22, 2020

By Keith Oldewurtel In the United States, water and wastewater utilities are managing many challenges, with the EPA estimating that addressing the nation’s water infrastructure needs will cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next several decades. Faced with increasing water quality initiatives, limited financing and an often-aging assetRead More

Newport Beach contracts Mueller for AMI deployment

Newport Beach contracts Mueller for AMI deployment

October 23, 2020

The City of Newport Beach, Calif., has selected Mueller Systems to deploy 26,500 advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) water meters. The project will include the replacement or retrofitting of all current city water meters with Mueller’s Mi.Net AMI system. “After a successful 18-month pilot, the new AMI system has already proven its worthRead 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

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

October 20, 2020

McKim & Creed, Inc., a U.S. engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firm, announced it has acquired water loss, recovery and leak detection company Matchpoint Water Asset Management. The acquisition was finalized Oct. 16. Matchpoint uses smart technology to recover water that is lost through infrastructure defects or aging. The companyRead 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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Join UMS & The City of Columbia, SC at Smart Cities Connect

Join UMS & The City of Columbia, SC at Smart Cities Connect

October 26, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Columbia’s Deputy Director of Utilities will be joined by UMS, Badger Meter and Johnson Controls to detail their AMI deployment. Registration is FREE for all Utilities: www.fall.smartcitiesconnect.org/

Order Management Made Easy, At No Cost

Order Management Made Easy, At No Cost

October 26, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

2TurnItOn has been providing hundreds of cities, municipalities and IOUs with an order management platform at no cost since 2002. Let us help automate and/or significantly reduce the amount of time CSRs spend processing new water orders! Learn more here.

Newport Beach contracts Mueller for AMI deployment

Newport Beach contracts Mueller for AMI deployment

October 23, 2020 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The City of Newport Beach, Calif., has selected Mueller Systems to deploy 26,500 advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) water meters. The project will include the replacement or retrofitting of all current city water meters with Mueller’s Mi.Net AMI system. “After a successful 18-month pilot, the new AMI system has already proven its worthRead More

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

October 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

McKim & Creed, Inc., a U.S. engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firm, announced it has acquired water loss, recovery and leak detection company Matchpoint Water Asset Management. The acquisition was finalized Oct. 16. Matchpoint uses smart technology to recover water that is lost through infrastructure defects or aging. The companyRead More

WEF-backed water documentary now streaming on Netflix

WEF-backed water documentary now streaming on Netflix

October 19, 2020 at 8:46 am 0 comments

A powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is now reaching a global audience of millions. Brave Blue World, narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring actors and activists Matt Damon and Jaden Smith, will be available to watch on Netflix beginning Oct. 21, 2020, streaming to anRead More

EPA chief announces $225 million WIFIA loan for Hampton Roads Sanitation District

EPA chief announces $225 million WIFIA loan for Hampton Roads Sanitation District

October 19, 2020 at 8:29 am 0 comments

At a recent event in Suffolk, Virginia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $225 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). This WIFIA loan represents the first loan provided under an agreement that will commit $1.05 billionRead More

Company releases solution for COVID-19 detection using wastewater testing

Company releases solution for COVID-19 detection using wastewater testing

October 19, 2020 at 8:13 am 0 comments

120Water, a digital water platform for modern sample management and compliance, announced a new program that can provide early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks by testing wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA that is shed by infected persons. According to current research, the testing of wastewater sewage for SARS-CoV-2 RNARead More

Michigan governor announces $500 million investment in water infrastructure

Michigan governor announces $500 million investment in water infrastructure

October 12, 2020 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with bipartisan and bicameral partners, recently announced MI Clean Water, a $500 million comprehensive water infrastructure investment in Michigan’s water systems from source to tap. The MI Clean Water plan, the state says, marks a significant investment after decades of underinvestment in Michigan’s infrastructure. “Since the first day I tookRead More

New guide addresses stagnant water in buildings with low occupancy

New guide addresses stagnant water in buildings with low occupancy

October 12, 2020 at 8:30 am 0 comments

At a time when many buildings are not fully occupied due to COVID-19, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have developed a guide to help building managers address water system stagnation. Stagnation within building water systems is a concern inRead More

World’s largest water reuse facility gets CWSRF loan 

World’s largest water reuse facility gets CWSRF loan 

October 12, 2020 at 6:45 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District received a low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) that will save ratepayers an estimated $1.4 million dollars annually over the life of the 30-year loan. The up to $181 million loan was granted for use toward financing the construction of theRead More