EPA invites 38 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

EPA invites 38 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

October 28, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is inviting a total of 38 projects in 18 states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the selected borrowers will apply for WIFIA loans totaling approximately $6 billion to help finance over $12 billionRead More

EPA invites 38 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

EPA invites 38 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

October 28, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is inviting a total of 38 projects in 18 states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the selected borrowers will apply for WIFIA loans totaling approximately $6 billion to help finance over $12 billionRead More

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

December 9, 2019

The National Association of Water Companies applauded a bill (S. 2942) introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that certain contributions are treated as non-taxable contributions to capital. The legislation aims to prevent taxation of Contributions inRead More

Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

December 9, 2019

Itron has signed a contract with Louisville Water Company, which serves more than 1 million people in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, to modernize the water usage data collection process. The utility will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including replacing nearly 280,000 meters with the OpenWay Riva water communicationRead More

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

October 1, 2019

Business strategist Heiner Markhoff is now adding his diverse industry knowledge and global business experience to IoT-based pipeline monitoring and data analytics pioneer Mobiltex as a new member of the company’s Board of Directors. Markhoff most recently served as CEO of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, a $3 billion (U.S.)Read More

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

November 14, 2019

More than $234 billion of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are expected over the next 10 years to address aging municipal water and wastewater pipe network infrastructure, according to a new forecast from Bluefield Research. Precipitated by decades of underinvestment, municipal utilities are under increasing pressure to address deteriorating linear assets atRead More

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

November 14, 2019

More than $234 billion of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are expected over the next 10 years to address aging municipal water and wastewater pipe network infrastructure, according to a new forecast from Bluefield Research. Precipitated by decades of underinvestment, municipal utilities are under increasing pressure to address deteriorating linear assets atRead More

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Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

December 9, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Itron has signed a contract with Louisville Water Company, which serves more than 1 million people in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, to modernize the water usage data collection process. The utility will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including replacing nearly 280,000 meters with the OpenWay Riva water communicationRead More

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

December 9, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies applauded a bill (S. 2942) introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that certain contributions are treated as non-taxable contributions to capital. The legislation aims to prevent taxation of Contributions inRead More

State of the RFP 2019: Benchmarks and Beyond

State of the RFP 2019: Benchmarks and Beyond

December 9, 2019 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The average public sector RFP takes 57 days – how does yours compare? Find never-before-seen public sector procurement benchmarks in Bonfire’s State of the RFP 2019 Report. Learn More  

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

December 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

The Water Systems Council (WSC), a national nonprofit organization focused on household wells and water well systems, has launched a comprehensive online guide to financial and planning resources for rural community drinking water infrastructure projects: waterprojectfunds.com. The new website follows the recent WSC-championed Water Supply Cost Savings Act, which requires thatRead More

The city skyline of Reno, Nevada with the surrounding urban area and foothills in the distance.

Reno selects Sensus for smart water deployment

December 2, 2019 at 6:58 am 0 comments

Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno, Nevada, is famous for its casinos. However, the city’s water utility isn’t gambling on outdated systems to deliver around-the-clock service to residents. As a community-owned water provider with more than 400,000 customers across Reno and the greater Washoe County region,Read More

LAN strengthens stormwater team with new hires

LAN strengthens stormwater team with new hires

December 2, 2019 at 6:41 am 0 comments

Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) strengthened its stormwater team with three new senior project managers. David Barton, P.E., CFM, and William Conlan, P.E, CFM, will serve the firm’s stormwater clients in Houston. Naveen Khammampati, P.E., CFM, will manage the firm’s stormwater projects inRead More

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

November 25, 2019 at 9:38 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the House Energy and Commerce Committee split largely along party lines last week when approving a package of legislation intended to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle seemed to be in agreement, however,Read More

US Water Alliance releases report on U.S. water access challenges

US Water Alliance releases report on U.S. water access challenges

November 25, 2019 at 9:24 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has released a new report in partnership with DigDeep and Michigan State University focusing on water access, titled Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States: A National Action Plan. Over the last three years, the US Water Alliance has been working to understand howRead More

Liberty Utilities Co. to acquire American Water’s New York operations

Liberty Utilities Co. to acquire American Water’s New York operations

November 22, 2019 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has announced that Liberty Utilities Co., Algonquin’s regulated utility operating subsidiary, has entered into a stock purchase agreement with American Water Works Company, Inc. to purchase American Water’s regulated operations in the State of New York for $608 million (U.S.), subject to customary adjustments. Headquartered inRead More

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

November 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies, which represents regulated water and wastewater companies in the United States, praised a Hollywood film for raising awareness about the importance of water quality and the dangers of PFAS/PFOA contamination in drinking water. The film, “Dark Waters,” now in theaters, tells the story ofRead More