EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

May 16, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $1.9 billion in grant funding to the State Revolving Funds (SRF) to accelerate progress on water infrastructure projects. Combined with historic investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help states, Tribes, and territories upgrade water infrastructure to provide safe drinkingRead More

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

May 16, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $1.9 billion in grant funding to the State Revolving Funds (SRF) to accelerate progress on water infrastructure projects. Combined with historic investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help states, Tribes, and territories upgrade water infrastructure to provide safe drinkingRead More

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

April 25, 2022

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott When public water utilities look to upgrade their infrastructure or provide more modern services to customers, there are plenty of technology companies knocking at their door, each offering new ways to shape or revolutionize the water industry. And while there’s a lot of great technology out thereRead More

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

May 23, 2022

During the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference in Miami in May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced three new partnerships and climate tech initiatives to build a more resilient and sustainable Miami-Dade County.   “Our goal is to make Miami-Dade the best place to build, test, and scale innovative solutionsRead More

Water Asset Management Conference: Session 4 to cover PFAS, governance issues and…more lead service lines!

Water Asset Management Conference: Session 4 to cover PFAS, governance issues and…more lead service lines!

May 23, 2022

The virtual 2022 Water Asset Management Conference will continue Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. EDT with the fourth and final session. The conference has been running throughout the month, with a 2-hour session each Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. EDT. The theme of Session 4 is: Asset Management Meets WaterRead More

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

May 23, 2022

During the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference in Miami in May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced three new partnerships and climate tech initiatives to build a more resilient and sustainable Miami-Dade County.   “Our goal is to make Miami-Dade the best place to build, test, and scale innovative solutionsRead More

Sliplining in Urban Areas

Sliplining in Urban Areas

April 25, 2022

By Todd Grafenauer With cities needing to replace a vast amount of aging water and sewer infrastructure, many find value in one of the oldest and simplest trenchless technologies of sliplining. The method installs a new pipe inside the existing failing pipeline. The new pipe is typically installed either byRead More

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House approves bill to enhance cyber information sharing among state, local governments

House approves bill to enhance cyber information sharing among state, local governments

May 23, 2022 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Under a bill approved by the House of Representatives, state, local, territorial and tribal governments would be able to receive training and information about “cybersecurity threat indicators and response actions” from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at the Department of Homeland Security. According to an update fromRead More

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AMWA: EPA proposal could lead to higher chlorine costs

May 23, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

EPA has proposed a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos used in the chlor-alkali industry. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), while the total production of chlorine used for water supply isRead More

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

May 23, 2022 at 8:13 am 0 comments

During the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference in Miami in May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced three new partnerships and climate tech initiatives to build a more resilient and sustainable Miami-Dade County.   “Our goal is to make Miami-Dade the best place to build, test, and scale innovative solutionsRead More

Water Asset Management Conference: Session 4 to cover PFAS, governance issues and…more lead service lines!

Water Asset Management Conference: Session 4 to cover PFAS, governance issues and…more lead service lines!

May 23, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

The virtual 2022 Water Asset Management Conference will continue Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. EDT with the fourth and final session. The conference has been running throughout the month, with a 2-hour session each Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. EDT. The theme of Session 4 is: Asset Management Meets WaterRead More

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

May 16, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $1.9 billion in grant funding to the State Revolving Funds (SRF) to accelerate progress on water infrastructure projects. Combined with historic investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help states, Tribes, and territories upgrade water infrastructure to provide safe drinkingRead More

The Water Tower innovation hub celebrates grand opening

The Water Tower innovation hub celebrates grand opening

May 13, 2022 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Water professionals from across the country came together on April 22, Earth Day, to celebrate the grand opening of The Water Tower, a water industry innovation center in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The $33.7 million campus is a hub for water utilities, researchers, companies and ground-breaking advancements to solve critical waterRead More

Senate panel advances WRDA bill

Senate panel advances WRDA bill

May 13, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously advanced the latest iteration of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), biennial legislation that authorizes flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), unlike several WRDA billsRead More

Automating 811 Process Saves Time, Improves Compliance for Southern California Water District

Automating 811 Process Saves Time, Improves Compliance for Southern California Water District

May 9, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

East Orange County Water District uses Sedaru Field Force to access and record information on site. The East Orange County Water District (EOCWD) in Southern California is responsible for managing more than 15 square miles of sewer and water service areas for approximately 100,000 residents. Like many smaller utilities, EOCWDRead More

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

May 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

In 2021, Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), Cleveland Water, and LimnoTech activated the Smart Lake Erie Watershed, an award-winning regional smart water monitoring network – the first in the nation – to inform and improve public health, safety, utility operations, supply chain management and water security throughout Greater Cleveland.  Today, four smart buoys monitor waterRead More

J.D. Power: Customer satisfaction with water utilities sees decline

J.D. Power: Customer satisfaction with water utilities sees decline

May 4, 2022 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The six-year streak of improving or flat customer satisfaction with residential water utilities has come to an end. According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, recently released, the past several years of goodwill earned through investment in water quality, proactive customer communications and digital customerRead More