WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

May 10, 2019

The first-ever analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country. The inaugural MS4 Needs Assessment Survey led by the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute, reflects an effort to learn more about the natureRead More

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

May 10, 2019

The first-ever analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country. The inaugural MS4 Needs Assessment Survey led by the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute, reflects an effort to learn more about the natureRead More

When to P3: New report examines use of public-private partnership model in water

When to P3: New report examines use of public-private partnership model in water

March 25, 2019

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has collaborated on a new report with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC that examines the relevance and potential of the public-private partnership (P3) project delivery model in the water sector. The report, “To P3 or not to P3,” presents results and insights from a joint AWWA/EYIARead More

Water Asset Management Conference Online to conclude Spring Series on Wednesday

Water Asset Management Conference Online to conclude Spring Series on Wednesday

May 20, 2019

The 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will conclude its 2019 Spring Series this Wednesday, May 22, with Session 4, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting smart metering implementation and optimization. The May 22 Session is sponsored by Neptune Technology Group. The Water Asset Management Conference was first launched in 2001Read More

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

April 11, 2019

By Paul Gagliardo Water utilities are constantly looking for new technologies and tools to ensure potable water is produced and delivered in a cost effective and safe manner. Due to aging linear underground assets, transmission and distribution pipelines, utilities must invest a significant amount of money in their repair and replacement.Read More

The Science of Leak Noise: Some “Sound” Advice for Acoustic Leak Detection

The Science of Leak Noise: Some “Sound” Advice for Acoustic Leak Detection

April 15, 2019

By Rob Meston Effective water loss control (WLC) is one of the most critical activities every water system must face, particularly as droughts increase and conservation mandates become more stringent. Leak detection has quickly become a cornerstone of every WLC program. No matter what type of equipment is used, proceduresRead More

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

April 8, 2019

Editor’s Note: WF&M recently sat down with Justin Reeves, P.E., project manager, and Bob Card, P.E., chief pipe engineer, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, to get their take on the economic impact of pipe selection and specification in the waterRead More

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Tesco Controls acquires Trimax Systems

Tesco Controls acquires Trimax Systems

May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Tesco Controls, Inc. (TESCO), a North American control systems provider for the water and wastewater industry, recently announced it has acquired Trimax (TRIMAX) Systems, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. TRIMAX is a Southern California-based systems integrator serving the water and wastewater market, as well as the utility, solar and renewableRead More

AWWA: Rate survey shows increasing utility costs still driving up rates

AWWA: Rate survey shows increasing utility costs still driving up rates

May 13, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s most recent Water and Wastewater Rate Survey reveals that average increases in drinking water and wastewater charges continue to outpace the rise in the U.S. Consumer Price Index. The 2019 rate survey is now available here. Between the 2016 and 2018 surveys, charges increased 7.2 percent forRead More

The Nexus of Water Loss & Asset Management: Register for WAMC Session 3 Wednesday for free

The Nexus of Water Loss & Asset Management: Register for WAMC Session 3 Wednesday for free

May 13, 2019 at 7:55 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will continue this Wednesday, May 15 with Session 3, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting the nexus of water loss control and proactive asset management initiatives, as utilities across the United States continue to address the ever-evolving challenges of reducingRead More

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

May 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The first-ever analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country. The inaugural MS4 Needs Assessment Survey led by the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute, reflects an effort to learn more about the natureRead More

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Bentley names new chief research officer

May 10, 2019 at 7:50 am 0 comments

Bentley Systems recently announced Dr. Nabil Abou-Rahme has joined the company as chief research officer for the Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies. He will work from Bentley’s London offices, and will lead Bentley’s efforts in digital advancement research, collaborating with government, university, and industry visionaries to promote innovative solutions forRead More

At a cost of nearly $200 million, the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant Phase 1 Expansion is the largest public works project the city has ever completed.

Congressional Democrats, Trump meet on $2 trillion infrastructure outline

May 6, 2019 at 11:56 am 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), met last week to discuss the possibility of a bipartisan infrastructure deal. The two sides reportedly reached an agreement on the outline of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Details on the agreementRead More

Water Asset Management Conference Online to continue Spring Series May 8

Water Asset Management Conference Online to continue Spring Series May 8

May 6, 2019 at 11:17 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will continue this Wednesday, May 8 with Session 2, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting efficient decision making using new technologies and data analytics as it relates to the modern water utility. The May 8 Session is Fracta Inc. and Sedaru. The WaterRead More

Meeting California Water Conservation Mandates Through the Implementation of Badger Meter BEACON

Meeting California Water Conservation Mandates Through the Implementation of Badger Meter BEACON

May 6, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The City of Merced has met strict California water conservation mandates through the implementation of Badger Meter BEACON® Advanced Meter Analytics (AMA) platform and ORION® Cellular endpoints. This in-depth case study details how Badger Meter’s AMA platform helped increase efficiency in Merced’s water system while reducing water and energy consumption. FillRead More

Register today for UESI Pipelines 2019 Conference workshops

Register today for UESI Pipelines 2019 Conference workshops

May 1, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pipelines 2019 Conference is set for July 21-24 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference is the premier industry event for utility and pipeline owners, design and consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers,Read More

AMWA: Trump, Congressional leaders expected to regroup on infrastructure talks

AMWA: Trump, Congressional leaders expected to regroup on infrastructure talks

April 29, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders are expected to circle back on talks this week regarding comprehensive infrastructure legislation and the likelihood of passing such a bill in the near future, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). Trump is expected to host House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)Read More