CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2020 Water Finance Conference

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2020 Water Finance Conference

January 8, 2020

Organizers of the 2020 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its sixth annual event to be held August 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance managers with consultants, financial advisors, lawyers and serviceRead More

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2020 Water Finance Conference

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2020 Water Finance Conference

January 8, 2020

Organizers of the 2020 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its sixth annual event to be held August 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance managers with consultants, financial advisors, lawyers and serviceRead More

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

January 13, 2020

Andy Gere, president and chief operating officer of San Jose Water, has been named chairman of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) for 2020. Gere previously held the role of vice chairman at NAWC. NAWC represents regulated water and wastewater companies, as well as those engaging in partnerships with municipalRead More

Tennessee utility contracts Itron for smart water project

Tennessee utility contracts Itron for smart water project

January 3, 2020

Itron, Inc. recently signed a contract to modernize the water distribution system at Consolidated Utility District (CUDRC) of Rutherford County, Tennessee. The utility will install Itron smart water communication modules throughout their 1,400 miles of water lines. CUDRC will leverage Itron’s network to improve operational efficiency, monitor water loss andRead More

Once analyzed through proprietary algorithms, results are easy to interpret and support proper decision making for prioritizing water main renewal programs.

Real Data Results in Real Savings: Water Main Condition Assessment in Peel Region

January 20, 2020

Region of Peel Water Main Condition Assessment Pilot Ensures Right Pipes Are Replaced at the Right Time By Alain Lalonde The Regional Municipality of Peel (Peel Region) is the third largest water utility in Canada servicing a population of approximately 1.38 million people in the cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon,Read More

Once analyzed through proprietary algorithms, results are easy to interpret and support proper decision making for prioritizing water main renewal programs.

Real Data Results in Real Savings: Water Main Condition Assessment in Peel Region

January 20, 2020

Region of Peel Water Main Condition Assessment Pilot Ensures Right Pipes Are Replaced at the Right Time By Alain Lalonde The Regional Municipality of Peel (Peel Region) is the third largest water utility in Canada servicing a population of approximately 1.38 million people in the cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon,Read More

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

November 14, 2019

More than $234 billion of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are expected over the next 10 years to address aging municipal water and wastewater pipe network infrastructure, according to a new forecast from Bluefield Research. Precipitated by decades of underinvestment, municipal utilities are under increasing pressure to address deteriorating linear assets atRead More

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A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sign stands at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Financing for the DHS is set to lapse after Friday and the agency would face a partial shutdown unless Congress provides new money. More than 200,000 government employees deemed essential at DHS, including Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, would still have to report to their posts, even though their pay would stop unless Congress finds a solution. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

DHS, federal agencies urge vigilance from infrastructure operators, facilities

January 20, 2020 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies continue to urge critical infrastructure operators to be vigilant against attacks following the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike on Jan. 2. On Jan. 6, the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released two newRead More

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

January 13, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Andy Gere, president and chief operating officer of San Jose Water, has been named chairman of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) for 2020. Gere previously held the role of vice chairman at NAWC. NAWC represents regulated water and wastewater companies, as well as those engaging in partnerships with municipalRead More

Plastics Pipe Institute names new executive director

Plastics Pipe Institute names new executive director

January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has named David M. Fink as its new president and executive director effective at the end of January 2020. Fink, a veteran of the plastics pipe industry, previously served as the chairman of the PPI Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019, and hasRead More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Spring Series

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Spring Series

January 6, 2020 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Spring 2020 series. The Spring series will offer four weekly sessions throughout the month of May and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr at afarr@benjaminmedia.com by January 31. TheRead More

Tennessee utility contracts Itron for smart water project

Tennessee utility contracts Itron for smart water project

January 3, 2020 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. recently signed a contract to modernize the water distribution system at Consolidated Utility District (CUDRC) of Rutherford County, Tennessee. The utility will install Itron smart water communication modules throughout their 1,400 miles of water lines. CUDRC will leverage Itron’s network to improve operational efficiency, monitor water loss andRead More

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

January 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October released its long-awaited proposal for the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The proposal includes many far-reaching provisions that, if put into law, will have a lasting impact on how water utilities in the United States address leadRead More

San Jose Water applies for AMI investment

San Jose Water applies for AMI investment

January 2, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

San Jose Water announced last month it had filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) throughout its service area. AMI technology includes advanced meters that can take up to hourly readings daily, along with a data transmission system to provide waterRead More

DC Water hires new general counsel

DC Water hires new general counsel

December 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

DC Water announced in November that Marc Battle will serve as its general council and executive vice president for legal affairs. The announcement followed a rigorous national search overseen by the DC Water Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have Marc and his expertise here at DC Water,” saidRead More

State of the RFP 2019: Benchmarks and Beyond

State of the RFP 2019: Benchmarks and Beyond

December 30, 2019 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The average public sector RFP takes 57 days – how does yours compare? Find never-before-seen public sector procurement benchmarks in Bonfire’s State of the RFP 2019 Report. Learn More  

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

December 18, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

City of Mineral Wells, Texas, Uses Image Classification in Stormwater Rate Study By Tak Makino The City of Mineral Wells, Texas, is a community of approximately 15,000 people west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The city has experienced numerous floods in recent years, including significant damage in the 2015 Memorial DayRead More