Financial Report: Serving the Community through Data-Driven Decisions

Financial Report: Serving the Community through Data-Driven Decisions

February 18, 2020

By Glenn Barnes Water systems exist to serve their communities. But do the water system’s rate structure, prices, and policies align with community values? The annual rate process is an opportunity to measure this. Every year, water systems should calculate the annual cost of providing water service today and intoRead More

Financial Report: Serving the Community through Data-Driven Decisions

Financial Report: Serving the Community through Data-Driven Decisions

February 18, 2020

By Glenn Barnes Water systems exist to serve their communities. But do the water system’s rate structure, prices, and policies align with community values? The annual rate process is an opportunity to measure this. Every year, water systems should calculate the annual cost of providing water service today and intoRead 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

Prevent Water Scarcity From Becoming Job Scarcity

Prevent Water Scarcity From Becoming Job Scarcity

February 20, 2020

By Ian MacLeod It doesn’t matter which came first — chickens, eggs, farmers or consumers. When water scarcity is involved, all parties are interdependent. Limiting agricultural or industrial water use in favor of residential use does a community no good if the local economy cannot support existing jobs, or attract newRead More

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

February 12, 2020

Innovyze has announced it has added Electro Scan Inc. to its growing partner network of wet infrastructure technology providers. According to Innovyze, this latest partnership enables Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) inspection data to be analyzed in real-time within the asset repair and rehabilitation engine of Innovyze solution, InfoAsset Planner. InclusiveRead More

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

February 12, 2020

By Dan Pinney Non-revenue water (NRW) is a longstanding issue that continues to be a thorn in the side of many utilities. For decades, utilities have struggled with 20-30 percent water loss due to leaks, emergencies or other factors. NRW can impact the utility’s business with the potential to affectRead More

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

February 12, 2020

Innovyze has announced it has added Electro Scan Inc. to its growing partner network of wet infrastructure technology providers. According to Innovyze, this latest partnership enables Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) inspection data to be analyzed in real-time within the asset repair and rehabilitation engine of Innovyze solution, InfoAsset Planner. InclusiveRead More

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EPA’s reuse leader talks national action plan

EPA’s reuse leader talks national action plan

February 17, 2020 at 11:53 am 0 comments

During the closing session at the American Water Works Association’s recent International Symposium on Potable Reuse in Atlanta, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s leader on water reuse told attendees a national water reuse action plan will likely be completed by the end of February. In an hour-long interactive session withRead More

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

February 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

By Dan Pinney Non-revenue water (NRW) is a longstanding issue that continues to be a thorn in the side of many utilities. For decades, utilities have struggled with 20-30 percent water loss due to leaks, emergencies or other factors. NRW can impact the utility’s business with the potential to affectRead More

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

February 12, 2020 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Innovyze has announced it has added Electro Scan Inc. to its growing partner network of wet infrastructure technology providers. According to Innovyze, this latest partnership enables Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) inspection data to be analyzed in real-time within the asset repair and rehabilitation engine of Innovyze solution, InfoAsset Planner. InclusiveRead More

American Concrete Pipe Association names new president

American Concrete Pipe Association names new president

February 11, 2020 at 9:05 am 0 comments

The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) in January announced that its Nominating Committee and Board of Directors have named Doug Dayton, P.E., as the association’s new president. “Doug is a proven leader with a long history in the design and construction industry and the vision to steer ACPA in itsRead More

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

February 10, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Local water agencies in Orange County, California, announced last week they are voluntarily taking dozens of groundwater wells out of service following a state decision to lower the drinking water Response Levels (RLs) for two legacy chemicals recently found in very low concentrations in water supplies throughout California. The CaliforniaRead More

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

February 10, 2020 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Greg Quist Stormwater and sanitary sewer systems may be some of the least technologically sophisticated systems in the utility’s arsenal. Most often, these systems are gravity-based and out of sight. As a result, operational assessments are limited to the occasional visual inspection when an operator lifts a manhole toRead More

NACWA honors 2020 National Environmental Achievement Award winners

NACWA honors 2020 National Environmental Achievement Award winners

February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am 0 comments

The winners of the 2020 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) were announced last week as part of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Winter Conference, held at the JW Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. The NEAA Program recognizes individuals and NACWA member public clean water utilities that haveRead More

Water Utilities, Climate Change, Bond Ratings and Insurance: Connections and Implications

Water Utilities, Climate Change, Bond Ratings and Insurance: Connections and Implications

February 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

By Erica Brown The managers of two large utilities recently remarked to me that in recent discussions with bond rating agencies, the questions that arose about climate change dove much deeper than in recent memory. In both cases, rating agencies wanted to know specifically about what climate related risks theRead More

Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communication have allowed water utilities improve control of their water systems.

Four Trends Shaping Water Metering in 2020

February 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

By John Fillinger The previous decade saw the introduction and growth of smart water advancements in the water metering industry. Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communications systems, have allowed water utilities around the world, and especially in the United States, to improve control of their water systems andRead More

Report details opportunities for successful co-digestion at resource recovery facilities

Report details opportunities for successful co-digestion at resource recovery facilities

February 6, 2020 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Diverting food waste feedstocks like fats, oils and grease, food scraps, and food processing residuals to anaerobic digestion at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) can provide significant benefits to WRRF finances, as well as to the environment and community, according to a recent report from the Water Research Foundation andRead More