Financial Report: Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing

Financial Report: Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing

February 23, 2017

Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing By David Clamage Welcome to 2017 – a year that’s certain to be filled with change for you and your business of delivering, treating and addressing the water needs of your community. Politics, as always, will play a role in your decision making as well asRead More

Financial Report: Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing

Financial Report: Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing

February 23, 2017

Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing By David Clamage Welcome to 2017 – a year that’s certain to be filled with change for you and your business of delivering, treating and addressing the water needs of your community. Politics, as always, will play a role in your decision making as well asRead 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

Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum?

Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum?

February 24, 2017

Smart Cities Start with Smart Water So, Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum? By Dave Hanes What is a smart city? According to Jesse Berst, founder and chairman of the Smart Cities Council, a coalition of organizations that seeks to accelerate the move to smart cities, “It’sRead 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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NRWA joins coalition advocating for rural infrastructure investment

February 27, 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

The National Rural Water Association has joined #RebuildRural, a coalition of more than 200 organizations from across the country encouraging the Trump White House to prioritize rebuilding infrastructure in rural America. “Those of us in rural communities have seen our infrastructure deteriorate, jeopardizing jobs, our agricultural competitiveness and the healthRead More

Brown and Caldwell, Washington plant get ACEC award

Brown and Caldwell, Washington plant get ACEC award

February 27, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell of Olympia, Wash., has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for designing the expansion of the Chambers Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Pierce County, Wash. ACEC is a Washington-D.C.-based businessRead More

Optimizing Your Metering Infrastructure: What’s Trending in Metering in 2017

Optimizing Your Metering Infrastructure: What’s Trending in Metering in 2017

February 20, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

PLUS: Inside Sacramento’s Accelerated Water Meter Program By Andrew Farr In a popular analogy often used in the industry, water meters are frequently likened to cash registers – the point at which a product or service is quantified and purchased. In the case of a water utility, meters represent theRead More

Raising the Bar: Unique Financing Offers Solution to Fast Track Project in West Texas

Raising the Bar: Unique Financing Offers Solution to Fast Track Project in West Texas

February 20, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

By Rick Deremiah Although it had a booming economy fueled by the oil and gas industry, Midland, Texas, a city of about 120,000, was running on empty — water, that is. In 2011, West Texas suffered its third worst drought in recorded history. By 2012, two of the town’s threeRead More

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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