Indiana gets $436 million WIFIA loan in largest single disbursement to date

Indiana gets $436 million WIFIA loan in largest single disbursement to date

October 14, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $436 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan – the largest initial disbursement under WIFIA to date – to the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA). EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the loan closing along with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb andRead More

Indiana gets $436 million WIFIA loan in largest single disbursement to date

Indiana gets $436 million WIFIA loan in largest single disbursement to date

October 14, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $436 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan – the largest initial disbursement under WIFIA to date – to the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA). EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the loan closing along with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb andRead More

NAWC CEO Powelson receives Financial Research Institute award

NAWC CEO Powelson receives Financial Research Institute award

September 30, 2019

The Financial Research Institute (FRI) has awarded Robert Powelson, president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), its FRI Crystal Award for Distinguished Contribution. The FRI Crystal Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to public utility regulatory policy. “I am honoredRead More

Aerial view of Destin skyline and beach, Florida in winter.

AMI solution in Florida leads to enhanced meter reading, billing

September 3, 2019

By Bobby Barker   Miramar Beach, Florida, is a community located on the Gulf of Mexico known as the Emerald Coast. Situated in the southern part of Walton County and just east of the popular resort city of Destin, Miramar Beach has gorgeous white sand beaches and numerous recreation opportunities thatRead More

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

October 1, 2019

Business strategist Heiner Markhoff is now adding his diverse industry knowledge and global business experience to IoT-based pipeline monitoring and data analytics pioneer Mobiltex as a new member of the company’s Board of Directors. Markhoff most recently served as CEO of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, a $3 billion (U.S.)Read More

Utilis joins Esri partner network

Utilis joins Esri partner network

September 27, 2019

Utilis Inc, North America (NA), the only provider of space-based condition assessment for leaking pipes, announced at the annual WEFTEC exhibition that they will be joining location intelligence world-leader Esri’s partner network. The new relationship, Utilis said, will give the utility assessment company a geospatial advantage and allow both companiesRead More

AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

October 11, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, which addresses lead in drinking water. David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), issued the following statement: The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to advancing strong consumer protections todayRead More

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eBook: The True Cost of Your Paper RFP Process

eBook: The True Cost of Your Paper RFP Process

October 16, 2019 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Utilities organizations are facing increased pressure to keep rates low while maintaining high service standards. Procurement can be a key contributor of cost reductions and efficiency gains—however, it’s hard to achieve this mandate when you’re bogged down by paperwork.  Paper-based bid and RFP processes have become unsustainable. In the eBook,Read More

Indiana gets $436 million WIFIA loan in largest single disbursement to date

Indiana gets $436 million WIFIA loan in largest single disbursement to date

October 14, 2019 at 8:20 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $436 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan – the largest initial disbursement under WIFIA to date – to the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA). EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the loan closing along with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb andRead More

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

October 1, 2019 at 8:23 am 0 comments

Business strategist Heiner Markhoff is now adding his diverse industry knowledge and global business experience to IoT-based pipeline monitoring and data analytics pioneer Mobiltex as a new member of the company’s Board of Directors. Markhoff most recently served as CEO of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, a $3 billion (U.S.)Read More

House panel approves assortment of PFAS proposals

House panel approves assortment of PFAS proposals

September 30, 2019 at 9:46 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), a House of Representatives subcommittee last week approved a slate of 13 bills related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Among the legislation, bills include measures that would require EPA to issue a drinking water regulation for total PFAS within twoRead More

NAWC CEO Powelson receives Financial Research Institute award

NAWC CEO Powelson receives Financial Research Institute award

September 30, 2019 at 9:37 am 0 comments

The Financial Research Institute (FRI) has awarded Robert Powelson, president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), its FRI Crystal Award for Distinguished Contribution. The FRI Crystal Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to public utility regulatory policy. “I am honoredRead More

AWWA updates cybersecurity guidance and tools

AWWA updates cybersecurity guidance and tools

September 30, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today announced the release of the updated Water Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Guidance and the accompanying assessment tool. These new resources are aligned revisions to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework version 1.1 and requirements in Section 2013 of America’sRead More

Utilis joins Esri partner network

Utilis joins Esri partner network

September 27, 2019 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Utilis Inc, North America (NA), the only provider of space-based condition assessment for leaking pipes, announced at the annual WEFTEC exhibition that they will be joining location intelligence world-leader Esri’s partner network. The new relationship, Utilis said, will give the utility assessment company a geospatial advantage and allow both companiesRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

EPA, Army Corps repealing 2015 WOTUS rule, recodifying definition

September 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

At an event last month in Albany, N.Y., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Pete Lopez, joined by representatives from the New York Farm Bureau and the Business Council of New York State, announced that EPA and the Department of the Army are repealing a 2015 rule that impermissiblyRead More

Knowing how much downtime a plant can manage may affect meter choice, but there may be a trade-off between ease of installation and accuracy.

Smart treatment, smart investment: New report details impact investment strategies in water

September 19, 2019 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Peter Yolles and Cynthia Koehler Newsflash: our water-stressed, climate-changing world is a major resilience challenge for communities. But there’s also an upside to meeting this challenge. Building resilient water solutions can create important, and sometimes catalytic, opportunities for private investors. That’s especially so in the wastewater treatment world. It’sRead More

Water Alliance announces 2019 US Water Prize winners

Water Alliance announces 2019 US Water Prize winners

September 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has announced the recipients of its 2019 US Water Prize. The honorees this year are: Camden SMART, EJ Water Cooperative, City of Cedar Rapids, Greenprint Partners, American Public Media & Great Lakes Today and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The US Water Prize is recognized as aRead More