Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

February 12, 2024

| By Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities are entering a calmer environment in 2024 as the rate of inflation continues to level off, so much so that Fitch Ratings has moved its sector outlook to neutral from deteriorating. Much of the improved picture is drivenRead More

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

February 12, 2024

| By Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities are entering a calmer environment in 2024 as the rate of inflation continues to level off, so much so that Fitch Ratings has moved its sector outlook to neutral from deteriorating. Much of the improved picture is drivenRead More

Water Finance Conference coming to The Water Tower in 2024

Water Finance Conference coming to The Water Tower in 2024

February 5, 2024

The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub in Buford, Georgia, will host 10th annual event for CFOs, finance professionals Aug. 6-7 The Water Finance Conference, a two-day educational seminar for water utility finance executives, will host its 2024 event Aug. 6-7 at The Water Tower Global InnovationRead More

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

February 22, 2024

St. Lucie West Services District in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is deploying ultrasonic water meters to help find system leaks and improve meter accuracy. The district, established in 1990 by the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, is a 4,600-acre community development district that provides safe drinking water service toRead More

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

February 21, 2024

| By Will Jernigan The drinking water industry plays a vital role in ensuring access to clean and safe water for communities across North America. However, beneath the surface of this essential infrastructure lies a pervasive issue that extends beyond water conservation – the connectionRead More

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

February 22, 2024

St. Lucie West Services District in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is deploying ultrasonic water meters to help find system leaks and improve meter accuracy. The district, established in 1990 by the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, is a 4,600-acre community development district that provides safe drinking water service toRead More

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

February 22, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are still 9.2 million lead lines connecting homes to water systems nationwide. According to the American Water Works Association, the average cost to fully replace a single lead service line can be more than $10,000 and AWWARead More

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Maximizing the Financial Value of Advanced Metering Projects

Maximizing the Financial Value of Advanced Metering Projects

January 8, 2024 at 11:36 am 0 comments

As utilities think about deploying large-scale ad­vanced metering, considering the long-term costs associated with managing and main­taining the system are paramount to a successful project. Implementing an advanced metering program in-house can involve significant up-front capital, ongo­ing maintenance expenses and unexpected budget overruns. A metering-as-a-serviceRead More

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

February 22, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are still 9.2 million lead lines connecting homes to water systems nationwide. According to the American Water Works Association, the average cost to fully replace a single lead service line can be more than $10,000 and AWWARead More

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

February 22, 2024 at 10:04 am 0 comments

St. Lucie West Services District in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is deploying ultrasonic water meters to help find system leaks and improve meter accuracy. The district, established in 1990 by the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, is a 4,600-acre community development district that provides safe drinking water service toRead More

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

February 21, 2024 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

| By Will Jernigan The drinking water industry plays a vital role in ensuring access to clean and safe water for communities across North America. However, beneath the surface of this essential infrastructure lies a pervasive issue that extends beyond water conservation – the connectionRead More

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

February 19, 2024 at 9:45 am 0 comments

On Feb. 15, a broad group of water sector organizations representing, utilities, public works departments, executives, manufacturers, research organizations and other industry partners sent a letter to Congress requesting that it fully fund the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to congressionallyRead More

Carollo expands financial management team

Carollo expands financial management team

February 15, 2024 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

North American water engineering and consulting firm Carollo Engineers has announced the expansion of its Financial Management Group with the appointment of a new associate vice president, Michael Van Antwerp, who will lead the firm’s Grants and Funding team.  Van Antwerp has more than 25Read More

Biden EPA expands wastewater services pilot to assist underserved communities

Biden EPA expands wastewater services pilot to assist underserved communities

February 15, 2024 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the expansion of its successful Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Community Initiative to 150 additional communities as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Originally launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the initiative partnersRead More

Atlanta DWM to move forward with CSO, flood control project

Atlanta DWM to move forward with CSO, flood control project

February 13, 2024 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will soon deliver on a decade-long effort to remedy combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and localized flooding in southeast Atlanta, according to a press release from Brown and Caldwell, which will serve as engineer of record onRead More

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

February 12, 2024 at 7:35 am 0 comments

| By Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities are entering a calmer environment in 2024 as the rate of inflation continues to level off, so much so that Fitch Ratings has moved its sector outlook to neutral from deteriorating. Much of the improved picture is drivenRead More

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National Rural Water Association, WaterISAC announce collaboration

February 12, 2024 at 6:45 am 0 comments

The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) recently announced a formal cybersecurity collaboration that the organizations said will focus on educating rural utilities across the country about cyber and physical security issues and how to bolster resilience efforts.   Read More

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

In recent public comments submitted on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) rule, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reiterated its support for removing lead service lines across the country, but recommended “critical revisions” to make the rule feasible and affordable. “Over the last several decades, theRead More