New water funding authorized under massive House bill

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

September 17, 2018

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a significant water policy bill that includes a number of industry priorities on drinking water and other provisions impacting water infrastructure funding. America’s Water Infrastructure Act, bill S. 3021, combines two versions of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation developed earlier this year by theRead More

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

September 17, 2018

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a significant water policy bill that includes a number of industry priorities on drinking water and other provisions impacting water infrastructure funding. America’s Water Infrastructure Act, bill S. 3021, combines two versions of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation developed earlier this year by theRead More

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

September 17, 2018

To better serve its customers in the Southeastern United States, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is opening a new mobile water service center in Atlanta. Mobile, on-demand water treatment solutions are valuable options for industries needing high-quality water in an emergency or for a scheduled outage. SUEZ offers a fleetRead More

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

September 17, 2018

XPV Water Partners, a growth equity investor that makes investments in the water sector, recently announced it has supported a management buyout of Metasphere Ltd., an internationally-recognized end-to-end provider of remote telemetry solutions. Metasphere has been operating in the remote monitoring and control business for 30-plus years and its productsRead More

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

September 4, 2018

Prioritizing Your Aging Water Infrastructure Needs through a Systematic, Comprehensive Approach By Ahmad Habibian The deteriorating state of the nation’s water infrastructure has resulted in premature failures, costly emergency repairs and negative publicity. Given the limited availability of resources, utilities are looking for cost-effective condition assessment technologies that allow them toRead More

Harnessing Data Science to Solve Apparent Loss

Harnessing Data Science to Solve Apparent Loss

August 20, 2018

By Janani Mohanakrishnan, Christine Boyle & James Poff Every day, U.S. water utilities lose an estimated six billion gallons of water, or 30 percent of the water they provide, through non-revenue water loss. The water loss can be attributed to main leaks and storage tank overflows (real loss), and inaccuratelyRead More

Pipe Bursting for Water Line Replacement

Pipe Bursting for Water Line Replacement

September 10, 2018

By John Blondell & Christopher Overcash Much of our nation’s underground infrastructure is reaching or functioning beyond expected lifespans. This critical network of pipes and mains serve our most basic drinking water and sanitary sewer needs. Many municipalities are faced with the challenging task of replacing or lining deteriorating facilitiesRead More

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Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

September 17, 2018 at 9:58 am 0 comments

To better serve its customers in the Southeastern United States, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is opening a new mobile water service center in Atlanta. Mobile, on-demand water treatment solutions are valuable options for industries needing high-quality water in an emergency or for a scheduled outage. SUEZ offers a fleetRead More

BAMI-I, UCTA-North Texas to host asset management workshop in November

BAMI-I, UCTA-North Texas to host asset management workshop in November

September 17, 2018 at 9:52 am 0 comments

The Buried Asset Management Institute International (BAMI-I) and the Underground Construction Technology North Texas Chapter (UCTA-NT) will host a four-day Certification of Training in Asset Management (CTAM) workshop Nov. 5-8 in Lewisville, Texas. For the event, BAMI-I has teamed up with the Underground Construction Technology Association North Texas Chapter (UCTA-NT)Read More

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

September 17, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

XPV Water Partners, a growth equity investor that makes investments in the water sector, recently announced it has supported a management buyout of Metasphere Ltd., an internationally-recognized end-to-end provider of remote telemetry solutions. Metasphere has been operating in the remote monitoring and control business for 30-plus years and its productsRead More

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

September 11, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced the creation of a Board-led Standing Committee focused on contract operations. The new Contract Operations Committee represents NAWC members engaged in the provision of water and wastewater services via operating agreements, public-private partnerships (P3s), and related arrangements with municipalities and otherRead More

Gannett Fleming acquires KEH, expanding water services

Gannett Fleming acquires KEH, expanding water services

September 10, 2018 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Global infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming has acquired the assets of KEH & Associates Inc. KEH, formed in 2006, is a respected water and wastewater engineering firm based in Southern California. Effective Aug. 31, 2018, KEH will now operate as a business group of Gannett Fleming, which now expands its nationalRead More

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

September 10, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

In August, EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) released a draft report providing recommendations to the agency on water infrastructure investment. The document, entitled EPA’s Role in Addressing the Urgent Water Infrastructure Needs of Environmental Justice Communities, outlines suggested actions EPA should take to address water infrastructure challenges in disadvantaged communities. Among theRead More

New private activity bond legislation introduced in Senate

New private activity bond legislation introduced in Senate

September 4, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

In August, Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) re-introduced bipartisan legislation, S.3358, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2018, which would modify the tax code to remove state volume caps on the issuances of government private activity bonds (PABs) used by water and wastewater systems for infrastructure investment.Read More

Canada: A World Leader in Structural Lining of Water Mains

Canada: A World Leader in Structural Lining of Water Mains

September 4, 2018 at 9:35 am 0 comments

By Ben Côté For the past 20 years, I have been lucky enough to participate actively in the development and commercialization of a new approach to re-building aging water mains. Largely used for the rehabilitation of sewer pipes, there was no equivalent cured-in-place pip (CIPP) technology for drinking water in theRead More

The Water Reclamation Facility of the Future

The Water Reclamation Facility of the Future

August 27, 2018 at 8:53 am 0 comments

…and the Role of Instrumentation and Process Control By Randall C. Chann The future state of the water reclamation facility is starting to take shape. The re-designation of plants from wastewater treatment to water reclamation underscores the shift. The elements of change are clear: a focus on nutrient removal and recovery,Read More

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Asset management can be a gradual process, but condition assessment requires more than a superficial scan of system components. News media report the big infrastructure failures. Whether we manage water systems or tap into them, we hear about major water main breaks, tunnel collapses and facility mishaps. But if youRead More