Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

February 12, 2024

| By Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities are entering a calmer environment in 2024 as the rate of inflation continues to level off, so much so that Fitch Ratings has moved its sector outlook to neutral from deteriorating. Much of the improved picture is drivenRead More

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

February 12, 2024

| By Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities are entering a calmer environment in 2024 as the rate of inflation continues to level off, so much so that Fitch Ratings has moved its sector outlook to neutral from deteriorating. Much of the improved picture is drivenRead More

Water Finance Conference coming to The Water Tower in 2024

Water Finance Conference coming to The Water Tower in 2024

February 5, 2024

The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub in Buford, Georgia, will host 10th annual event for CFOs, finance professionals Aug. 6-7 The Water Finance Conference, a two-day educational seminar for water utility finance executives, will host its 2024 event Aug. 6-7 at The Water Tower Global InnovationRead More

The dashboard provides Silver Creek with accurate data on all meters and alerts when issues may arise. Meter specialists can communicate with customers without having to make multiple trips.

Indiana Water Company Prevents Water Loss with Smart Tech

February 29, 2024

By Trey Overman In an era when water conservation is paramount, Southern Indiana’s Silver Creek Water Corp. is a textbook example of how to use innovative technology to not only save resources, but also to improve customer service. Serving a population of 20,000 in theRead More

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

March 1, 2024

WF&M Discussion with John Flaugher & Jonathan Cato, USG Water Solutions Editor’s Note: Addressing ongoing maintenance costs for utility assets is becoming increasingly critical. We caught up with John Flaugher, president and chief executive officer, and Jonathan Cato, chief operating officer, of USG Water SolutionsRead More

The dashboard provides Silver Creek with accurate data on all meters and alerts when issues may arise. Meter specialists can communicate with customers without having to make multiple trips.

Indiana Water Company Prevents Water Loss with Smart Tech

February 29, 2024

By Trey Overman In an era when water conservation is paramount, Southern Indiana’s Silver Creek Water Corp. is a textbook example of how to use innovative technology to not only save resources, but also to improve customer service. Serving a population of 20,000 in theRead More

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

March 1, 2024

WF&M Discussion with John Flaugher & Jonathan Cato, USG Water Solutions Editor’s Note: Addressing ongoing maintenance costs for utility assets is becoming increasingly critical. We caught up with John Flaugher, president and chief executive officer, and Jonathan Cato, chief operating officer, of USG Water SolutionsRead More

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Maximizing the Financial Value of Advanced Metering Projects

Maximizing the Financial Value of Advanced Metering Projects

January 8, 2024 at 11:36 am 0 comments

As utilities think about deploying large-scale ad­vanced metering, considering the long-term costs associated with managing and main­taining the system are paramount to a successful project. Implementing an advanced metering program in-house can involve significant up-front capital, ongo­ing maintenance expenses and unexpected budget overruns. A metering-as-a-serviceRead More

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

March 1, 2024 at 8:25 am 0 comments

WF&M Discussion with John Flaugher & Jonathan Cato, USG Water Solutions Editor’s Note: Addressing ongoing maintenance costs for utility assets is becoming increasingly critical. We caught up with John Flaugher, president and chief executive officer, and Jonathan Cato, chief operating officer, of USG Water SolutionsRead More

The dashboard provides Silver Creek with accurate data on all meters and alerts when issues may arise. Meter specialists can communicate with customers without having to make multiple trips.

Indiana Water Company Prevents Water Loss with Smart Tech

February 29, 2024 at 11:46 am 0 comments

By Trey Overman In an era when water conservation is paramount, Southern Indiana’s Silver Creek Water Corp. is a textbook example of how to use innovative technology to not only save resources, but also to improve customer service. Serving a population of 20,000 in theRead More

Radhika Fox joins Xylem as senior advisor

Radhika Fox joins Xylem as senior advisor

February 29, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Xylem has announced the appointment of Radhika Fox as a senior advisor to the company. Fox most recently served as assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water, leaving that position in February 2024. “Radhika is one of the world’s mostRead More

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

February 27, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Brendan O’Brien, Bill Marriott & Nick Bouthilette Across the United States, public water systems are facing a big question: is there lead in our water lines? This is a concern especially in older cities where most of the water infrastructure pre-dates the federal leadRead More

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 26, 2024 at 9:05 am 0 comments

By Brian Redder & Erica Brown As 2024 commences, EPA is hard at work preparing to finalize two major rulemakings under the Safe Drinking Water Act by the end of the year: the PFAS national primary drinking water regulations and the Lead and Copper RuleRead More

EPA names new acting water chief

EPA names new acting water chief

February 26, 2024 at 8:45 am 0 comments

The US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new acting head of the Office of Water as the current assistant administrator, Radhika Fox, exits her post at the end of the month. Bruno Pigott, who currently serves as principal deputy assistant administrator for water,Read More

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

February 22, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are still 9.2 million lead lines connecting homes to water systems nationwide. According to the American Water Works Association, the average cost to fully replace a single lead service line can be more than $10,000 and AWWARead More

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

February 22, 2024 at 10:04 am 0 comments

St. Lucie West Services District in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is deploying ultrasonic water meters to help find system leaks and improve meter accuracy. The district, established in 1990 by the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, is a 4,600-acre community development district that provides safe drinking water service toRead More

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

February 21, 2024 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

| By Will Jernigan The drinking water industry plays a vital role in ensuring access to clean and safe water for communities across North America. However, beneath the surface of this essential infrastructure lies a pervasive issue that extends beyond water conservation – the connectionRead More

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

February 19, 2024 at 9:45 am 0 comments

On Feb. 15, a broad group of water sector organizations representing, utilities, public works departments, executives, manufacturers, research organizations and other industry partners sent a letter to Congress requesting that it fully fund the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to congressionallyRead More