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EPA announces big WIFIA loan for Nashville’s Metro Water Services

October 3, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $315 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Metro Water Services in Nashville, Tennessee. With EPA’s WIFIA loan, Metro Water Services will modernize its infrastructure to provide safe, reliable drinking water to its growing service area. “Metro Water ServicesRead More

Skyline of Nashville, Tennessee at sunset showing reflections in the Cumberland River

EPA announces big WIFIA loan for Nashville’s Metro Water Services

October 3, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $315 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Metro Water Services in Nashville, Tennessee. With EPA’s WIFIA loan, Metro Water Services will modernize its infrastructure to provide safe, reliable drinking water to its growing service area. “Metro Water ServicesRead More

The Elusive Win-Win Scenario in Water Utility Consolidation

The Elusive Win-Win Scenario in Water Utility Consolidation

August 15, 2022

By Jason Mumm Utility systems work better at scale. George Westinghouse demonstrated it to the world in 1896 when his company harnessed hydroelectric generating stations at Niagara Falls to power the entire city of Buffalo with alternating current. Compared to Thomas Edison’s direct current, Westinghouse’s system required far less investmentRead More

San Jose Water gets CPUC approval for smart meters

San Jose Water gets CPUC approval for smart meters

June 23, 2022

San Jose Water (SJW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), announced recently that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved its request to deploy advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). SJW will be investing approximately $100 million over the next four years in this technology, which it says supportsRead More

WATCH: Mueller’s Paul Murray joins WF&M Conversations to talk leak monitoring

WATCH: Mueller’s Paul Murray joins WF&M Conversations to talk leak monitoring

August 29, 2022

Even the smallest leak in a distribution system can cause the loss of thousands of gallons of water each month. To find and address leaks quickly and efficiently, utilities are now turning to innovative leak detection technology to enhance monitoring and early detection efforts. In this edition of Water FinanceRead More

Commentary: Taking IoT into Uncharted Waters

Commentary: Taking IoT into Uncharted Waters

September 19, 2022

By Phil Beecher In an age of rising drought, every water operator is searching for ways to reduce loss. Distribution inefficiencies and aging infrastructure can cost water utilities billions of dollars every year. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water distribution systems lose 1.7 trillion gallons per year,Read More

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

June 6, 2022

By Tiffany Harrison & Wayne Hofmann The combination of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has delivered a potent one-two punch for the water and sewer sectors.  ARPA provides more than $350 billion in financial assistance, with water and sewer projects among eligibleRead More

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Water, wastewater systems recognized by Utility of the Future Today program

Water, wastewater systems recognized by Utility of the Future Today program

October 5, 2022 at 6:15 am 0 comments

The forward-thinking initiatives of 34 water utilities are being recognized by the Water Environment Federation and other organizations as Utilities Of The Future Today as they reimagine partnerships and community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognitionRead More

Bay area wastewater plant plans upgrades to improve water quality

Bay area wastewater plant plans upgrades to improve water quality

October 4, 2022 at 9:09 am 0 comments

The City of Hayward is making significant improvements at its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) to serve a growing population, rehabilitate aging infrastructure and improve the quality of purified water released to the San Francisco Bay. Known as the “Heart of the Bay,” Hayward is the sixth-largest city in theRead More

Core & Main acquires Ohio-based waterworks company

Core & Main acquires Ohio-based waterworks company

October 4, 2022 at 6:13 am 0 comments

Core & Main, Inc. has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the municipal waterworks division of Trumbull Industries, Inc., as well as the assets of an affiliated entity, a supplier of specialty and private label products for the municipal and industrial markets, based inRead More

Skyline of Nashville, Tennessee at sunset showing reflections in the Cumberland River

EPA announces big WIFIA loan for Nashville’s Metro Water Services

October 3, 2022 at 10:12 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $315 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Metro Water Services in Nashville, Tennessee. With EPA’s WIFIA loan, Metro Water Services will modernize its infrastructure to provide safe, reliable drinking water to its growing service area. “Metro Water ServicesRead More

Bentley announces finalists for its ‘Going Digital’ infrastructure awards

Bentley announces finalists for its ‘Going Digital’ infrastructure awards

September 30, 2022 at 10:42 am 0 comments

Bentley Systems, Inc., recently announced the finalists for the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure, an annual awards program from Bentley that honors the work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Eleven independent jury panels selected the 36 finalists from over 300 nominationsRead More

WSSC gets patent for Universal Fire Hydrant Tool

WSSC gets patent for Universal Fire Hydrant Tool

September 29, 2022 at 8:17 am 0 comments

WSSC Water has received a patent from the United States Patent Office for its Universal Fire Hydrant Tool, developed by employees to simplify maintenance and repairs. The one tool replaces many tools needed by WSSC Water crews to repair five different types of hydrants in a network of 42,000 hydrantsRead More

Senate introduces FLOW Act to streamline LSL replacement financing

Senate introduces FLOW Act to streamline LSL replacement financing

September 26, 2022 at 11:17 am 0 comments

A Senate version of the Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW) Act was introduced last week after months of work by water sector stakeholders. The legislation, which has a companion bill in the House of Representatives, is sponsored by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and was introduced with the support ofRead More

Brown and Caldwell adds new drinking water leader

Brown and Caldwell adds new drinking water leader

September 26, 2022 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell has announced Dr. Christopher Corwin has joined the company as national drinking water leader. The company says the hire supports its strategy to solidify its position as the leading drinking water solutions provider for municipalities, private industry and government agencies throughout North America and the Pacific. CorwinRead More

Water sector groups call for expanded Build America, Buy American waivers

Water sector groups call for expanded Build America, Buy American waivers

September 26, 2022 at 10:45 am 0 comments

A group of water sector organizations and technology companies are asking the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) to expand Build America, Buy America (BABA) waivers for all EPA-funded water and wastewater infrastructure projects through the end of 2024, AMWA says. The associations and companies are asking for clear guidance on howRead More

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

September 20, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

The water utility sector is applauding a tentative agreement between railroad operators and their union representatives, which averted a work stoppage that would have halted chlorine shipments to water systems and put public health at risk. “This agreement has averted a major public health crisis,” Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies CEO TomRead More