House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

May 31, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Interior & Environment Appropriations bill in May, which funds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and included a significant increase for key EPA programs. This occurred on the same day President Trump broke off discussions with Congressional leaders on aRead More

House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

May 31, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Interior & Environment Appropriations bill in May, which funds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and included a significant increase for key EPA programs. This occurred on the same day President Trump broke off discussions with Congressional leaders on aRead More

New report highlights acquisition trends in the U.S. water market

New report highlights acquisition trends in the U.S. water market

June 10, 2019

The U.S. municipal water landscape is undergoing a transformation as critical infrastructure services — water, gas, and electricity — converge under single investor-owned utility banners. This trend is highlighted by the growing roster of diversified infrastructure service providers owning water and wastewater utilities in the U.S., according to a new report fromRead More

Extending Its AMI: Park City, Utah, Acquires New, Actionable Data & Reduces Risk

Extending Its AMI: Park City, Utah, Acquires New, Actionable Data & Reduces Risk

June 17, 2019

By Dan Pinney Historically, utilities and municipalities have used advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to collect water consumption data for billing purposes. However, as measurement and communications technologies have evolved, there’s an increasing opportunity to gain new data within the water cycle and transform that data into actionable insights. Utilities canRead More

Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

June 7, 2019

Echologics, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc., will begin what the company calls one of the largest water pipe condition assessment projects in Europe with SES Water in the U.K. this month. Following completion of a successful initial trial with SES Water in 2018, the new project includes theRead More

Extending Its AMI: Park City, Utah, Acquires New, Actionable Data & Reduces Risk

Extending Its AMI: Park City, Utah, Acquires New, Actionable Data & Reduces Risk

June 17, 2019

By Dan Pinney Historically, utilities and municipalities have used advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to collect water consumption data for billing purposes. However, as measurement and communications technologies have evolved, there’s an increasing opportunity to gain new data within the water cycle and transform that data into actionable insights. Utilities canRead More

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

April 8, 2019

Editor’s Note: WF&M recently sat down with Justin Reeves, P.E., project manager, and Bob Card, P.E., chief pipe engineer, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, to get their take on the economic impact of pipe selection and specification in the waterRead More

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Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

June 7, 2019 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Echologics, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc., will begin what the company calls one of the largest water pipe condition assessment projects in Europe with SES Water in the U.K. this month. Following completion of a successful initial trial with SES Water in 2018, the new project includes theRead More

XPV invests in smart meter company

XPV invests in smart meter company

June 7, 2019 at 8:32 am 0 comments

XPV Water Partners, a water sector growth equity investor, has announced it has invested in Metron-Farnier, a company that offers a line of high-performance residential and commercial water meters augmented with smart meter technologies. With installations throughout the United States, Metron-Farnier smart metering solutions are a preferred brand by utilitiesRead More

House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

House bill boosts EPA funding amid infrastructure plan fallout

May 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

The House Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Interior & Environment Appropriations bill in May, which funds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and included a significant increase for key EPA programs. This occurred on the same day President Trump broke off discussions with Congressional leaders on aRead More

King County, Wash., selects Brown and Caldwell for Clean Water Plan

King County, Wash., selects Brown and Caldwell for Clean Water Plan

May 31, 2019 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

The King County Wastewater Treatment Division in King County, Wash., recently selected environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell to be its prime consultant on developing the county’s Clean Water Plan to guide future water quality investments and initiatives. The Clean Water Plan is a four-year effort to chartRead More

ASCE names Bentley’s Walski as the 2019 Julian Hinds Award recipient

ASCE names Bentley’s Walski as the 2019 Julian Hinds Award recipient

May 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

Bentley Systems colleague Thomas Walski, Ph.D. P.E., F. ASCE, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Julian Hinds Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The Julian Hinds Award recognizes the author or authors of a paper which makes the most important contribution to the field ofRead More

Echologics opens new facility in Toronto

Echologics opens new facility in Toronto

May 29, 2019 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products is pleased to announce the opening of a new Echologics office in Toronto, Ontario. The facility will serve as a Mueller Engineering Center of Excellence, focusing on the development of Echologics leak detection and condition assessment technologies for water mains. The 20,000 sq-ft facility has more thanRead More

Jacksonville utility recovers one billion gallons in non-revenue water

Jacksonville utility recovers one billion gallons in non-revenue water

May 28, 2019 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Jacksonville is the most populous city in the southeastern United States and consistently rates in the top 20 in Forbes’ annual ranking of the Best Places for Business and Careers. The task of providing water for businesses and its thousands of residences falls to JEA, the largest municipal electric utility in theRead More

New disaster bill includes funds for drinking water resilience

New disaster bill includes funds for drinking water resilience

May 28, 2019 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Last week, congressional leaders agreed on a $19.1 billion emergency supplemental spending bill that would aid communities affected by recent wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes. The measure is expected to pass once lawmakers return from this week’s Memorial Day recess. The bill includes an additional $296 million in Drinking Water State Revolving FundRead More

AMERICAN plans to build valve and hydrant research center

AMERICAN plans to build valve and hydrant research center

May 28, 2019 at 8:41 am 0 comments

AMERICAN Flow Control, the valve and hydrant division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced the formation of AMERICAN Innovation, LLC, a company dedicated to research and development. The company intends to construct a facility, the AMERICAN Flow Control Center for Innovative Excellence, in Crawfordsville,Read More

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

May 20, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified recently before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change about approaches to addressing PFAS in drinking water. Tracy Mehan, executive director of government affairs, spoke on behalf of AWWA, the non-profit organization whose 51,000 members represent water professionals throughout North America. “EPARead More