Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

February 20, 2019

By Jeff Hughes, Shadi Eskaf & Liz Harvell The relationship between water pricing and water use is more nuanced than basic economic theory on supply and demand suggests. That’s what the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) found in a recent study on waterRead More

Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

February 20, 2019

By Jeff Hughes, Shadi Eskaf & Liz Harvell The relationship between water pricing and water use is more nuanced than basic economic theory on supply and demand suggests. That’s what the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) found in a recent study on waterRead More

CALL FOR SPEAKERS — 2019 Water Finance Conference

CALL FOR SPEAKERS — 2019 Water Finance Conference

February 4, 2019

Organizers of the 2019 Water Finance Conference are accepting abstracts for the fifth annual event to be held Aug. 21-22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimed at connecting executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs and CFOs with consultants, financial advisors, lawyersRead More

Waco, Texas, partners with WaterSmart on customer self-service platform

Waco, Texas, partners with WaterSmart on customer self-service platform

January 28, 2019

The City of Waco, Texas, has announced a new partnership with WaterSmart Software to deploy a self-service and customer engagement platform for the staff and end-use customers of the city. On the heels of a recent announcement to deploy smart meters and analytics to improve operational efficiency, the WaterSmart Software-as-a-Service platformRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

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Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

120WaterAudit nominated for tech awards

120WaterAudit nominated for tech awards

February 14, 2019 at 11:58 am 0 comments

120WaterAudit has been nominated for two TechPoint Mira Awards for New Tech of the Year and its Scale-Up of the Year honor. The TechPoint Mira Awards formed from the merging of two IT industry organizations in Indiana and honor technology innovation annually in the state. 120WaterAudit’s Public Water System Platform wasRead More

American Water names new chief environmental officer

American Water names new chief environmental officer

February 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

American Water has announced Kevin Kirwan has been named senior vice president and chief environmental and operational excellence officer, effective Feb. 12. “At American Water, we know that we must provide safe, clean, reliable water and wastewater services to our customers. Environmental Leadership is one of our values, and weRead More

Brown and Caldwell opens new office in British Columbia

Brown and Caldwell opens new office in British Columbia

February 12, 2019 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell has opened a new, permanent office in the Metro Vancouver area to better serve clients in the region’s municipal and private water and wastewater sector. The new office is located at Metrotower I, 4710 Kingsway, Burnaby. “This new office aligns with our visionRead More

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

February 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims to increase the use of domestically-produced iron, steel, cement and manufactured goods on a broad range of water and other infrastructure projects that receive federal funding assistance. However, the order does not alter the underlying statutory Buy American requirementsRead More

Orange County gets GFOA award for transparency, budgeting practices

Orange County gets GFOA award for transparency, budgeting practices

February 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

As a public agency, being open and transparent is a primary goal for the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). These goals were recently rewarded when OCSD was acknowledged for its 2018 transparency efforts and budgeting process by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). For the 22nd consecutive year, OCSD hasRead More

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

February 11, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Fracta, a technology company applying machine learning to aging water infrastructure, has extended the capabilities of its Likelihood of Failure (LOF) software to include Consequence of Failure (COF) and Business Risk Exposure (BRE). With LOF, COF and BRE, Fracta technology helps enable water utilities to assess and monetize the business riskRead More

NAWC announces staff changes

NAWC announces staff changes

February 11, 2019 at 10:26 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) continues to build out its staff team to support the association’s new strategic efforts on behalf of water companies across the United States. The organization has announced a staff promotion, as well as two new hires. “As the association representing America’s water companies,Read More

Philadelphia to partner with Sensus on AMI project

Philadelphia to partner with Sensus on AMI project

February 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

After a competitive request for proposal process, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has selected Sensus deliver smart water technology for its Metering and Customer Service Program. PWD provides services to more than 1.7 million people in Philadelphia. “Our AMI deployment will provide us with real time access to detailed waterRead More

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

February 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Core & Main LP has closed on its previously announced definitive agreement to acquire select assets of Maskell Pipe & Supply, Inc., a California-based distributor and fittings fabricator of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The acquisition will mark the fifth by Core & Main since becoming an independent company from HDRead More