New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

January 16, 2019

An expanded analysis of the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance suggests that community water systems owned by regulated water companies are significantly less likely to violate the SDWA than water systems owned and run by local governments. The new analysis was fundedRead More

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

January 16, 2019

An expanded analysis of the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance suggests that community water systems owned by regulated water companies are significantly less likely to violate the SDWA than water systems owned and run by local governments. The new analysis was fundedRead More

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

January 16, 2019

An expanded analysis of the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance suggests that community water systems owned by regulated water companies are significantly less likely to violate the SDWA than water systems owned and run by local governments. The new analysis was fundedRead More

Better Flow Monitoring, Greater Transparency

Better Flow Monitoring, Greater Transparency

January 3, 2019

Water Utilities Continue to Raise the Bar on How They Use Data By Dan Pinney Consumers are becoming more tech-savvy and, as a result, their expectations for the data and services utilities offer are more demanding than ever. They want to see data to support the charges outlined on theirRead More

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

January 9, 2019

Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company and provider of leak detection and condition assessment technology for water utilities, has announced he is leaving the company he started to pursue a new opportunity. “After founding Echologics 15 years ago, and eight years after beingRead More

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

January 9, 2019

Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company and provider of leak detection and condition assessment technology for water utilities, has announced he is leaving the company he started to pursue a new opportunity. “After founding Echologics 15 years ago, and eight years after beingRead More

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

December 17, 2018

Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, is the 2018 Water Finance & Management Award Winner By Andrew Farr It doesn’t take long to conclude that Karen Pallansch is passionate about water. What she’s even more passionate about is working alongside operators, engineers, plant managers and countless others who sheRead More

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Santa Monica announces water system upgrades via design-build

Santa Monica announces water system upgrades via design-build

January 14, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Arcadis has announced it will partner with Kiewit Infrastructure West and PERC Water to serve as the progressive design-build team for the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Project (SWIP) in the City of Santa Monica, Calif. Currently, the City of Santa Monica partially relies on imported water to meet its water needs.Read More

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as EPA’s acting administrator since last July, a role he assumed following the resignation of former administrator Scott Pruitt. Trump shared his plans to nominateRead More

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

January 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company and provider of leak detection and condition assessment technology for water utilities, has announced he is leaving the company he started to pursue a new opportunity. “After founding Echologics 15 years ago, and eight years after beingRead More

Rate Structuring & Steering the Conversation from Skepticism to Acceptance

Rate Structuring & Steering the Conversation from Skepticism to Acceptance

January 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

By Prabha Kumar The ethos and expectations of the utility management, the administration, the rate-approving body and the ratepayers intersect during every utility’s rate setting and approval process. Municipal utilities, municipal authorities and investor-owned utilities that head down the rate setting path all need to effectively address a myriad of interestsRead More

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

January 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is applauding Congress for its strong bipartisan action in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act. The bill, passed in December, will codify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, and provide local communities with critical new flexibilitiesRead More

What did the midterm election results mean for water?

What did the midterm election results mean for water?

January 4, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

By Scott Berry This year’s midterm elections had the highest turnout in a half century, with 49 percent of the population voting for candidates at the national, state and local level. In the U.S. House of Representatives, control flipped with Democrats poised to pick up nearly 40 seats. In theRead More

Better Flow Monitoring, Greater Transparency

Better Flow Monitoring, Greater Transparency

January 3, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Water Utilities Continue to Raise the Bar on How They Use Data By Dan Pinney Consumers are becoming more tech-savvy and, as a result, their expectations for the data and services utilities offer are more demanding than ever. They want to see data to support the charges outlined on theirRead More

Another Water Imperative…A (New) Qualified Workforce

Another Water Imperative…A (New) Qualified Workforce

January 2, 2019 at 11:04 am 0 comments

Water utilities are dealing with a number of priorities. With pending retirements, access to a qualified workforce is moving up on the list…procurement can make a difference. By Jim Baehr Escalating operational cost, access to capital, regulations, decaying infrastructure, cybersecurity, as well as ever-increasing customer expectations for safe and reliableRead More

CALL FOR SPEAKERS — 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online

CALL FOR SPEAKERS — 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online

January 1, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Spring 2019 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, presenting both theoretical and practical information. Please email your 200-word abstract to AndrewRead More

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

December 21, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. water sector is praising Congress for passing a ‘Farm Bill’ that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. The bill will provide important policy and funding tools to better address many of the nation’s water quality challenges through holistic and collaborative watershed approaches. “This isRead More