Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

May 7, 2018

Last week, water sector organizations joined a broad coalition of stakeholders asking members of Congress to support legislation to reinstate the ability of communities to issue tax-free advance refunded bonds, several months after the new tax reform bill eliminated this cost-saving option. Water groups participating in the coalition’s efforts includeRead More

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

May 7, 2018

Last week, water sector organizations joined a broad coalition of stakeholders asking members of Congress to support legislation to reinstate the ability of communities to issue tax-free advance refunded bonds, several months after the new tax reform bill eliminated this cost-saving option. Water groups participating in the coalition’s efforts includeRead More

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

April 9, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submitRead More

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Managed Solution Transforms City of Avon’s Water System

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Managed Solution Transforms City of Avon’s Water System

May 7, 2018

Once a small town not far from Cleveland, the City of Avon is now one of the fastest growing communities in Northeast Ohio. With a history of obsolete accounting records and old meter reading technologies, the City of Avon’s water system was not keeping pace with its changing needs. ReadRead More

Hydromax USA acquires Miller Pipetech 

Hydromax USA acquires Miller Pipetech 

April 2, 2018

In March, Hydromax USA acquired Miller Pipetech, an environmental services company specializing in pipeline condition assessment for wastewater and natural gas utilities. The acquisition of Miller Pipetech’s technical service division will enable Hydromax USA to increase its capacity to deliver on its high-demand, suite of service solutions for both critical gasRead More

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

April 20, 2018

Editor’s Note: As reducing non-revenue water remains front and center for water utilities, we sat down with Oded Fruchtman, CEO of Israeli leak detection technology provider Aquarius Spectrum, for his perspective on how the market stands on a global scale with regard to water loss management practices. Fruchtman has moreRead More

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

April 16, 2018

By Todd Danielson “Honey, why is the cat wet?” That is not a phrase people want to hear because most cats do not willingly get wet. Those of us in the utility world especially don’t want to hear the cat got wet because it could mean someone’s basement backed upRead More

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WSSC approves $250 million renewable energy project

WSSC approves $250 million renewable energy project

May 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Last week, commissioners of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) approved the first phase of a $250 million project that will generate power by transforming sewage into renewable energy. The $44 million contract will allow WSSC to begin design and early construction of the Piscataway Bio-Energy Project located at theRead More

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

May 16, 2018 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans to July 31, 2018. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made the announcement during a meeting with water sector associations last week. Pruitt also sent a letter highlighting the deadline extensionRead More

Brown and Caldwell strengthens reuse expertise with new hires

Brown and Caldwell strengthens reuse expertise with new hires

May 14, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell recently announced the expansion of the firm’s water reuse practice with four key hires. The additions of Dr. Kati Bell, Melanie Holmer, Dr. Allegra da Silva, and Melissa Meeker will provide industry-recognized expertise to clients on a host of water and environmental challenges, further establishing Brown andRead More

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Managed Solution Transforms City of Avon’s Water System

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Managed Solution Transforms City of Avon’s Water System

May 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Once a small town not far from Cleveland, the City of Avon is now one of the fastest growing communities in Northeast Ohio. With a history of obsolete accounting records and old meter reading technologies, the City of Avon’s water system was not keeping pace with its changing needs. ReadRead More

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

May 7, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Last week, water sector organizations joined a broad coalition of stakeholders asking members of Congress to support legislation to reinstate the ability of communities to issue tax-free advance refunded bonds, several months after the new tax reform bill eliminated this cost-saving option. Water groups participating in the coalition’s efforts includeRead More

DC Water names new CEO

DC Water names new CEO

May 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Board of Directors today named David L. Gadis as the new chief executive officer and general manager of DC Water. Gadis was selected after a nationwide search that attracted more than 100 candidates. “David impressed our selection committee with his experience andRead More

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

April 30, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hopes to use the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to support as much as $4 billion worth of funding annually for communities to remove lead service lines. Pruitt’s statements to members of Congress came last week during the course of two hearings beforeRead More

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

April 30, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced nearly $4 million in funding to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va., and the Water Research Foundation in Denver, Colo., to research strategies to detect and eliminate lead exposure in drinking water. “Lead exposure is one ofRead More

White Paper: Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, and Responding

White Paper: Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, and Responding

April 30, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

This white paper shows how water utilities can leverage infrastructure data and hydraulic modeling software to help prepare for emergencies. This paper features projects from utilities and their consultants which illustrate their preparation and response to various types of emergencies – from identifying vulnerable assets and managing shutdowns, to respondingRead More

Water system resiliency bill introduced in House

Water system resiliency bill introduced in House

April 30, 2018 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation in April that would help local drinking water and wastewater utilities adapt their infrastructure to prepare for the impacts of changing hydrological conditions. H.R. 5596, the Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act, would establish a new program under the U.S. EnvironmentalRead More

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