Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

March 4, 2019

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2019 Water Finance Conference is being extended to March 22. The 2019 event will be the fifth year for the Water Finance Conference and will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimedRead More

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

March 4, 2019

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2019 Water Finance Conference is being extended to March 22. The 2019 event will be the fifth year for the Water Finance Conference and will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimedRead More

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

March 4, 2019

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2019 Water Finance Conference is being extended to March 22. The 2019 event will be the fifth year for the Water Finance Conference and will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimedRead More

Waco, Texas, partners with WaterSmart on customer self-service platform

Waco, Texas, partners with WaterSmart on customer self-service platform

January 28, 2019

The City of Waco, Texas, has announced a new partnership with WaterSmart Software to deploy a self-service and customer engagement platform for the staff and end-use customers of the city. On the heels of a recent announcement to deploy smart meters and analytics to improve operational efficiency, the WaterSmart Software-as-a-Service platformRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

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Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

March 17, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The Trump administration’s FY20 budget request would provide first-ever appropriations for a number of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs that Congress authorized last year through America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). Altogether, the request would seek a total of $92.8 million to fund new AWIA initiatives. Among the AWIA winners in theRead More

Gannett Fleming gets award for Maryland dam project

Gannett Fleming gets award for Maryland dam project

March 17, 2019 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The American Council of Engineering Companies Maryland presented Gannett Fleming with an Outstanding Project Award for Maryland American Water’s Bel Air Impoundment project during the 2019 Excellence in Engineering Awards on Feb. 21. The Bel Air Impoundment is the largest dam project in Maryland in 30 years and sets newRead More

WWEMA Washington Forum to highlight technology, trade

WWEMA Washington Forum to highlight technology, trade

March 11, 2019 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Next month the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) will join several other major water organizations for Water Week 2019, a national policy event that draws water professionals from across the country together to advocate for the unique needs of drinking water and clean water utilities. This year, WWEMA’sRead More

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

March 4, 2019 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2019 Water Finance Conference is being extended to March 22. The 2019 event will be the fifth year for the Water Finance Conference and will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimedRead More

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Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA chief

March 4, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

The Senate voted 52-47 last week to confirm Andrew Wheeler as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler was expected to be sworn in after holding the position of acting administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned from the post last July. Following Pruitt’s resignation, President Donald TrumpRead More

Atlanta DWM completes first publicly-issued Environmental Impact Bond 

Atlanta DWM completes first publicly-issued Environmental Impact Bond 

March 4, 2019 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Quantified Ventures, an impact investment firm, and Neighborly, a mission-oriented broker dealer, recently announced the issuance of the first impact bond to be offered on the public markets. The $14 million Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) gives the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM), access to funding for innovativeRead More

WateReuse applauds Bureau of Reclamation for funding

WateReuse applauds Bureau of Reclamation for funding

March 4, 2019 at 9:30 am 0 comments

The WateReuse Association is commending the Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman’s announcement that Reclamation is awarding $35.3 million to six authorized Title XVI water reclamation and reuse projects in California. Five of the six utilities receiving funding are WateReuse members that will use the funding to diversify the waterRead More

Orange County gets ‘Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year’ award from ASCE

Orange County gets ‘Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year’ award from ASCE

February 26, 2019 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The Orange County Sanitation District’s (OCSD) Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year. The award was presented at the 2019 ASCE OC Branch Awards Dinner held on Thursday, February 21 at the City NationalRead More

Figure 1: Risk can be reduced for water/wastewater projects by using the design-build project execution methodology. Copyright 2019 Tesco Controls, Inc.

Reducing Risk with Design-Build

February 25, 2019 at 9:53 am 0 comments

A design-build contractor is often in the best position to manage a project, so it should be assigned as much of the associated risk as possible. By Brian Adams Cost, schedule and performance risks need to be managed on all capital projects. The best way to do this is oftenRead More

EPA announces first-ever comprehensive PFAS action plan

EPA announces first-ever comprehensive PFAS action plan

February 25, 2019 at 9:20 am 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently announced EPA’s first-ever comprehensive Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. This historic PFAS Action Plan responds to extensive public interest and input the agency has received over the past year and represents the first time EPA has built aRead More