Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

February 19, 2018

In the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ Monday Morning Briefing on water infrastructure news, the water organization representing drinking water utilities says the U.S. EPA’s total budget would be cut by roughly one quarter under President Donald Trump’s FY19 budget request sent to Congress last week. Budget documents for FY19 showRead More

Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

February 19, 2018

In the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ Monday Morning Briefing on water infrastructure news, the water organization representing drinking water utilities says the U.S. EPA’s total budget would be cut by roughly one quarter under President Donald Trump’s FY19 budget request sent to Congress last week. Budget documents for FY19 showRead More

Consolidation & Privatization Would Help Communities Finally Resolve Urgent Infrastructure Issues

Consolidation & Privatization Would Help Communities Finally Resolve Urgent Infrastructure Issues

February 21, 2018

By Julius Ciaccia, Jr. Over the last 40 years serving in top-level management for water/wastewater public utilities, I’ve been witness to a steady conversation about the broadening infrastructure investment gap in the drinking water and sewer industry. We continue to strike the mallet to bring attention to the need forRead More

Stem the Tide of Non-Revenue Water

Stem the Tide of Non-Revenue Water

February 20, 2018

By Dan Pinney Did you know that utilities in North America are only paid for roughly 70 to 80 percent of the water they provide? That means up to 30 percent is simply lost. With the right technology, utilities can reduce non-revenue water (NRW) and increase the amount of waterRead More

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

January 16, 2018

The Board of The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has accepted the resignation of Ted DeBoda, P.E., as its executive director. DeBoda will continue his role as a Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) Master Trainer and will provide consulting services to ensure a smooth transition. “At this juncture of myRead More

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

February 22, 2018

By Will Jernigan I often get asked the question, “How do leaks inform the decision to repair or replace pipeline infrastructure?” You may encounter this very question embedded in your asset management program. How does the break history factor into prioritization of line replacement in your asset management matrix andRead More

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

February 15, 2018

Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) and Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ: LAYN) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which was unanimouslyRead More

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Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

February 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

By Will Jernigan I often get asked the question, “How do leaks inform the decision to repair or replace pipeline infrastructure?” You may encounter this very question embedded in your asset management program. How does the break history factor into prioritization of line replacement in your asset management matrix andRead More

Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

February 19, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

In the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ Monday Morning Briefing on water infrastructure news, the water organization representing drinking water utilities says the U.S. EPA’s total budget would be cut by roughly one quarter under President Donald Trump’s FY19 budget request sent to Congress last week. Budget documents for FY19 showRead More

Brown and Caldwell names D’Amato CEO

Brown and Caldwell names D’Amato CEO

February 19, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell has announced that – as part of its planned succession of leadership – Craig Goehring has transitioned from chief executive officer to executive chairman, while Rich D’Amato, president and chief operating officer (COO), has been promoted to CEO. Goehring will continue in a full-time capacity as executiveRead More

House Dems counter with $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

House Dems counter with $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

February 18, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In response to last week’s release of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion-plus infrastructure proposal, Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives outlined a $1 trillion infrastructure plan of their own. The Democratic plan was included in a “Better Deal” policy package that supporters say will raise wages and create jobsRead More

US Water Alliance launches ‘arts and cultural strategies’ to advance water solutions

US Water Alliance launches ‘arts and cultural strategies’ to advance water solutions

February 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

The US Water Alliance and ArtPlace America have launched a partnership that will bring water experts together with arts and cultural leaders to foster collaboration on the nation’s toughest water challenges. Long-term trends like population growth, economic development, changing weather patterns, new energy supply strategies, growing income inequality and theRead More

AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

February 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association has launched a new benchmarking program to assist water and wastewater utilities that are looking to improve their performance. The program, which will collect and release utility performance data, was developed to help utilities track their own data and compare it to established standards among water industryRead More

Archer Western, Brown and Caldwell to expand Fulton County water facility

Archer Western, Brown and Caldwell to expand Fulton County water facility

February 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Archer Western Construction, LLC and joint venture partner Brown and Caldwell were awarded the progressive design-build project at Fulton County’s Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Roswell, Ga. The Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility, owned by Fulton County, serves the largest service area and receives the largest amount of wastewaterRead More

Businessmen coming to an agreement by shaking hands

Trimble, Aquarius Spectrum announce partnership

February 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Trimble announced today an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the United States. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management sensors and software solutions to address the growing challengesRead More

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

February 15, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) and Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ: LAYN) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which was unanimouslyRead More

The Southern Delivery System began operations in April 2016 and features 50 miles of predominantly 66-in. pipeline.

What’s in Trump’s infrastructure plan?

February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

President Donald Trump has unveiled some specifics about his $1.5 billion-plus infrastructure investment plan after calling for a new commitment to rebuilding America’s infrastructure in his January State of the Union address. “This morning I submitted legislative principles to Congress that will spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure overhaul inRead More

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