US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

November 30, 2022

Some water utilities had as many as 40,000 unpaid accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic The US Water Alliance has released a new report on the practice and effect of water shutoffs due to nonpayment. The report, titled The Path to Universally Affordable Water Access: Guiding Principles for the Water Sector,Read More

US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

November 30, 2022

Some water utilities had as many as 40,000 unpaid accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic The US Water Alliance has released a new report on the practice and effect of water shutoffs due to nonpayment. The report, titled The Path to Universally Affordable Water Access: Guiding Principles for the Water Sector,Read More

The Elusive Win-Win Scenario in Water Utility Consolidation

The Elusive Win-Win Scenario in Water Utility Consolidation

August 15, 2022

By Jason Mumm Utility systems work better at scale. George Westinghouse demonstrated it to the world in 1896 when his company harnessed hydroelectric generating stations at Niagara Falls to power the entire city of Buffalo with alternating current. Compared to Thomas Edison’s direct current, Westinghouse’s system required far less investmentRead More

Rosemary Menard’s ‘Getting to Yes’ Strategy in Santa Cruz

Rosemary Menard’s ‘Getting to Yes’ Strategy in Santa Cruz

December 5, 2022

Rosemary Menard, Water Director for the City of Santa Cruz, California, is the 2022 Water Finance & Management Award Winner As we know, utility work is multifaceted. Just as every water utility needs a dedicated team of operators, lab technicians and field crews, it also doesn’t hurt to have aRead More

WATCH: Mueller’s Paul Murray joins WF&M Conversations to talk leak monitoring

WATCH: Mueller’s Paul Murray joins WF&M Conversations to talk leak monitoring

August 29, 2022

Even the smallest leak in a distribution system can cause the loss of thousands of gallons of water each month. To find and address leaks quickly and efficiently, utilities are now turning to innovative leak detection technology to enhance monitoring and early detection efforts. In this edition of Water FinanceRead More

How Technology Can Help Utilities Improve Water Accountability

How Technology Can Help Utilities Improve Water Accountability

November 28, 2022

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott Despite a decades-long fight against water loss, utilities still face an uphill battle to account for water that is pumped but not billed. The struggle with non-revenue water (NRW) isn’t getting any easier, either, as drought conditions continue to put increasing pressure on utilities to manage aRead More

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

June 6, 2022

By Tiffany Harrison & Wayne Hofmann The combination of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has delivered a potent one-two punch for the water and sewer sectors.  ARPA provides more than $350 billion in financial assistance, with water and sewer projects among eligibleRead More

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Rosemary Menard’s ‘Getting to Yes’ Strategy in Santa Cruz

Rosemary Menard’s ‘Getting to Yes’ Strategy in Santa Cruz

December 5, 2022 at 6:36 am 0 comments

Rosemary Menard, Water Director for the City of Santa Cruz, California, is the 2022 Water Finance & Management Award Winner As we know, utility work is multifaceted. Just as every water utility needs a dedicated team of operators, lab technicians and field crews, it also doesn’t hurt to have aRead More

Jackson hires former HRSD GM Henifin as interim water manager

Jackson hires former HRSD GM Henifin as interim water manager

December 5, 2022 at 6:01 am 0 comments

The City of Jackson, Mississippi, has appointed Ted Henifin as interim third-party manager of the water system. Henifin will be tasked with correcting some the disorder that has plagued system in recent years, culminating in this summer’s crises that left hundred of thousands with access to potable water. Henifin’s lastRead More

Tracking EPA Actions on PFAS

Tracking EPA Actions on PFAS

December 1, 2022 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

By Brian Redder The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to execute actions outlined in its PFAS Strategic Roadmap, released in October 2021, to address issues related to PFAS contamination. Drinking water and wastewater utilities have played no role in producing, using or profiting from PFAS being placed into commerce,Read More

Xylem honors Texas, Michigan water utilities at annual conference

Xylem honors Texas, Michigan water utilities at annual conference

December 1, 2022 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Xylem recently recognized utilities and distributors who are going above and beyond in the areas of customer service and community impact at its 2022 Reach Conference. Water utilities that quickly alert customers to a potential household leak or step in to help homeowners avoid disastrous repair bills are being recognized forRead More

US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

November 30, 2022 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Some water utilities had as many as 40,000 unpaid accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic The US Water Alliance has released a new report on the practice and effect of water shutoffs due to nonpayment. The report, titled The Path to Universally Affordable Water Access: Guiding Principles for the Water Sector,Read More

Trinnex welcomes new addition to leadership team

Trinnex welcomes new addition to leadership team

November 30, 2022 at 7:31 am 0 comments

Trinnex has announced Keith Hodsden Sr., P.E., has joined its team as vice president of sales. Hodsden has more than 25 years in the water/wastewater industry, leading and growing software-oriented sales teams. He has served in leadership roles for both software startups and mature, engineering-based software companies. “I’m absolutely thrilledRead More

Are You Doing Everything to Boost Your Water Asset Management? Have You Tried Predictive Analytics?

Are You Doing Everything to Boost Your Water Asset Management? Have You Tried Predictive Analytics?

November 29, 2022 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

By Luke Brazier, Product Owner, Arcadis Gen Delivering clean water to the people of the United States is a significant accomplishment, especially with a total pipe network of almost 2.2 million miles of underground pipes with a total asset value of almost 2 trillion dollars. However, in maintaining this service,Read More

WSSC Water names new GM, CEO

WSSC Water names new GM, CEO

November 29, 2022 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

Ushering in a new era of leadership, stakeholder engagement and strategic opportunities, WSSC Water’s Board of Commissioners has announced Kishia L. Powell as the commission’s next general manager and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. Powell currently serves as DC Water’s chief operating officer and executive vice president. “Commissioners conductedRead More

Stiffer Inflation Test Awaits U.S. Water and Sewer Utilities in 2023

Stiffer Inflation Test Awaits U.S. Water and Sewer Utilities in 2023

November 28, 2022 at 7:30 am 0 comments

By Dennis Pidherny & Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities fared remarkably well during the coronavirus pandemic and appear to be withstanding the effects of inflation on operations and capital spending thus far. This is not to say the sector hasn’t struggled. Operating costs are up across the board following aRead More

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

November 28, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

After averting a strike between railroad operators and labor union representatives in September, another potential strike is again threatening to put water utility supply chains at risk. According to the unions, a strike could begin as early as Dec. 9 unless Congress intervenes. In a recent report from E&E News,Read More