NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

February 12, 2021

Last week the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee marked up its contribution to the next COVID-19 relief bill last week. Included was an additional $500 million for the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Program administered by Health and Human Services, bringing the potential total amount for low-income water assistanceRead More

NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

February 12, 2021

Last week the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee marked up its contribution to the next COVID-19 relief bill last week. Included was an additional $500 million for the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Program administered by Health and Human Services, bringing the potential total amount for low-income water assistanceRead More

EPA receives 67 new requests for WIFIA financing

EPA receives 67 new requests for WIFIA financing

November 23, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received 67 letters of interest in response to the agency’s 2020 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Notice of Funding Availability. A total of $9.2 billion was requested this year — the largest amount ever requested through the WIFIA program. “These lettersRead More

Wireless monitoring systems are becoming essential to numerous applications, including smart metering, leak detection solutions, pipeline and tank level monitoring and valve actuation.

How Battery-Powered Wireless Sensors Help Preserve Water Resources

March 1, 2021

By Sol Jacobs Battery-powered remote wireless sensors are at the heart of modern water infrastructure. Within industrialized nations, wireless monitoring systems are essential to numerous applications, including smart AMR/AMI metering, leak detection solutions, pipeline and tank level monitoring and valve actuation, just to name a few. Advanced wireless technology isRead More

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

February 22, 2021

Aegion Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of investment firm New Mountain Capital in a $963 million deal that will result in Aegion becoming a private company. Aegion, based in St. Louis, is a leading provider of infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and protection solutions and has long hadRead More

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

February 22, 2021

By Barry Hales & Howard Hodder When it comes to saving water and making better use of it, is there really anything to debate? Water is critical. It is beyond important; we can’t survive without it. In America alone, more than 6 billion gallons of water are lost each dayRead More

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

February 22, 2021

Aegion Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of investment firm New Mountain Capital in a $963 million deal that will result in Aegion becoming a private company. Aegion, based in St. Louis, is a leading provider of infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and protection solutions and has long hadRead More

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Innovyze to be acquired by Autodesk

Innovyze to be acquired by Autodesk

March 1, 2021 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Autodesk, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Innovyze, Inc., a provider of water infrastructure software, for $1 billion net of cash subject to working capital and tax closing adjustments. The acquisition positions Autodesk as a technology leader in end-to-end water infrastructure solutions from design to operations, accelerates Autodesk’sRead More

Cincinnati’s Bailey, Xylem recipients of AWWA’s diversity awards

Cincinnati’s Bailey, Xylem recipients of AWWA’s diversity awards

March 1, 2021 at 6:07 am 0 comments

The 2021 recipients of the American Water Works Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Award are Cathy Bailey (individual award winner) and Xylem (organizational award winner). The awards recognize an individual, group or organization that has created and maintained diversity and inclusion by establishing an environment that recognizes and effectively utilizes individualRead More

A Deluge of Big Data – The Connected Water Utility

A Deluge of Big Data – The Connected Water Utility

February 24, 2021 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means. Download this free whiteRead More

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

February 22, 2021 at 6:45 am 0 comments

Aegion Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of investment firm New Mountain Capital in a $963 million deal that will result in Aegion becoming a private company. Aegion, based in St. Louis, is a leading provider of infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and protection solutions and has long hadRead More

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

February 22, 2021 at 6:15 am 0 comments

By Barry Hales & Howard Hodder When it comes to saving water and making better use of it, is there really anything to debate? Water is critical. It is beyond important; we can’t survive without it. In America alone, more than 6 billion gallons of water are lost each dayRead More

Plan for an Unpredictable 2021: Three Certainties Utilities Can Count On

Plan for an Unpredictable 2021: Three Certainties Utilities Can Count On

February 15, 2021 at 10:36 am 0 comments

By Dan Pinney There’s an elephant in the room, one that staff probably feels the urge to bring up in every planning meeting: how can water utilities plan for the future when the present is also uncertain? It’s clear that COVID-19 will have a long-term impact on the industry asRead More

NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

NACWA says funding for federal affordability program “nowhere near” needed levels

February 12, 2021 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Last week the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee marked up its contribution to the next COVID-19 relief bill last week. Included was an additional $500 million for the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Program administered by Health and Human Services, bringing the potential total amount for low-income water assistanceRead More

Florida water hack underscores cybersecurity threat to utilities

Florida water hack underscores cybersecurity threat to utilities

February 12, 2021 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Just days before Super Bowl LV kicked off in Tampa Bay, a water system in nearby Oldsmar, Florida, was the target of a cyber attack, renewing concerns around a major vulnerability for water utilities. The hack briefly multiplied the amount of sodium hydroxide, or lye, used in the city’s waterRead More

Core and Main acquiring Triple T Pipe & Supply

Core and Main acquiring Triple T Pipe & Supply

February 11, 2021 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products Core & Main LP, has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Triple T Pipe & Supply, LLC, located in Lubbock, Texas. Financial terms were not disclosed. “We’re excited to expand ourRead More

The Conundrum of Water Affordability: What’s at Stake?

The Conundrum of Water Affordability: What’s at Stake?

February 8, 2021 at 10:01 am 0 comments

By Ann Bui, Mike Orth & Bruce Allender The U.S. water industry has worked hard in recent years to remind people that potable water is not free. Procuring, treating, and distributing water is costly, and utilities need to cover their costs to make sure customers have safe drinking water, delivered at adequate pressureRead More