What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

April 12, 2018

By Kristina Surfus The past year has been both an exciting and frustrating time for following federal clean water initiatives. This is particularly true for advocates of a strong federal funding partnership for clean water, like the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The 2016 election season, which placedRead More

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

April 12, 2018

By Kristina Surfus The past year has been both an exciting and frustrating time for following federal clean water initiatives. This is particularly true for advocates of a strong federal funding partnership for clean water, like the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The 2016 election season, which placedRead More

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

April 9, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submitRead More

City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, deploys Itron software

City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, deploys Itron software

April 9, 2018

Itron, Inc., is working with the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to modernize its water infrastructure with Itron’s OpenWay Riva smart water solution over the next two years. Itron’s advanced water communication modules will be deployed to replace the City of Fort Smith’s aging water infrastructure, nearly half of whichRead More

NASSCO appoints new executive director

NASSCO appoints new executive director

March 20, 2018

The executive board of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has announced the appointment of Sheila Joy as its new executive director, effective April 2, 2018. Joy will report to NASSCO’s Board of Directors and lead NASSCO in its ongoing mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenanceRead More

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

April 20, 2018

Editor’s Note: As reducing non-revenue water remains front and center for water utilities, we sat down with Oded Fruchtman, CEO of Israeli leak detection technology provider Aquarius Spectrum, for his perspective on how the market stands on a global scale with regard to water loss management practices. Fruchtman has moreRead More

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

April 16, 2018

By Todd Danielson “Honey, why is the cat wet?” That is not a phrase people want to hear because most cats do not willingly get wet. Those of us in the utility world especially don’t want to hear the cat got wet because it could mean someone’s basement backed upRead More

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2018 Water Finance Conference heads to Washington, D.C.

2018 Water Finance Conference heads to Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2018 at 8:09 am 0 comments

Fourth annual event to highlight utility consolidation, partnerships, new funding mechanisms and national affordability challenges  BRECKSVILLE, OHIO — The 2018 Water Finance Conference, in partnership with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), will head to Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-29, for the fourth annual event giving dialogue to financingRead More

Technology Stream — April 2018

Technology Stream — April 2018

April 16, 2018 at 11:27 am 0 comments

 Editor’s Note: Check out some of the innovative products sent our way this month as we feature leak detection. Aquarius Spectrum Pipe Condition Assessment Aquarius Spectrum is about to deploy 1,000 acoustic and hydrophone sensors in two major cities in Israel, after winning two leak detection and pipe condition assessmentRead More

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

April 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Kristina Surfus The past year has been both an exciting and frustrating time for following federal clean water initiatives. This is particularly true for advocates of a strong federal funding partnership for clean water, like the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The 2016 election season, which placedRead More

Deconstructing Water Affordability & The Utility Payment Performance Challenge

Deconstructing Water Affordability & The Utility Payment Performance Challenge

April 12, 2018 at 10:09 am 0 comments

By Jeff Lipton Collecting revenue is the lifeblood of any business. Without timely and predictable collections, business operations are strained, budgeting for expenses falters and long-term planning becomes increasingly difficult. Investment decisions are delayed and the impending uncertainty can create an environment of fear among staff. Ensuring regular and predictableRead More

Safety by Design

Safety by Design

April 12, 2018 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Making Safety a Focus in the Design of Water Facilities Can Eliminate an Array of Issues By Elizabeth A. Rodgers, Michael Etheridge & Chase Hartz Imagine that an engineer offers to design your water facility or facility upgrade in such a way that it is safe to build, operate and maintain. YouRead More

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

April 9, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its sixth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, and the results show that nearly $473 billion is needed over the next 20 years to improve drinking water infrastructure in the United States. The agency is required under the 1996 Safe Drinking Water ActRead More

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EPA seeking applicants for next round of WIFIA loans

April 9, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applicants for up to $5.5 billion worth of loans and credit assistance through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Community water systems and other prospective borrowers have until 12 p.m. EDT on July 6 to submit a letter ofRead More

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

April 9, 2018 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submitRead More

House Dems call on EPA’s Pruitt to resign

House Dems call on EPA’s Pruitt to resign

April 9, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump is fielding letters from Democrats in the House of Representatives who have called on the president to either fire U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt or urge him to resign. Scrutiny against Pruitt has reached a new high in recent days as the EPA chief has faced criticismRead More

Report: CAPEX for U.S. water to exceed $683 billion by 2027

Report: CAPEX for U.S. water to exceed $683 billion by 2027

April 9, 2018 at 6:50 am 0 comments

Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure will exceed $683 billion over the next decade, according to new forecasts from Bluefield Research. “The public’s growing concerns about U.S. water infrastructure are real and increasingly reflected in utility planning documents,” according to Erin Bonney Casey, research director for Bluefield.Read More

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