NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

February 2, 2023

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) expressed its disappointment this week at the outcome of a nearly five-year process to significantly overhaul the U.S. EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance and ‘meaningfully address’ the growing ratepayer affordability gap. First issued in 1997, theRead More

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

February 2, 2023

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) expressed its disappointment this week at the outcome of a nearly five-year process to significantly overhaul the U.S. EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance and ‘meaningfully address’ the growing ratepayer affordability gap. First issued in 1997, theRead More

Call for Speakers! 2023 Water Finance Conference

Call for Speakers! 2023 Water Finance Conference

January 16, 2023

9th Annual Event Returning to Cleveland, Ohio, August 8-9 RICHFIELD, Ohio — Organizers of the 2023 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its ninth annual event to be held Aug. 8-9 in Cleveland, Ohio. Please email your 200-word abstract by March 10, 2023. Details below. The WaterRead More

The Network of a Lifetime: Deploy Your Smart Utility Network for Daily Operations & Future Threats

The Network of a Lifetime: Deploy Your Smart Utility Network for Daily Operations & Future Threats

February 1, 2023

Several critical initiatives are facing the U.S. water utility sector including pipe repair and replacement, funding, long-term water supply, workforce issues, cybersecurity and emergency planning. It’s a mix of challenges affecting both daily operations and future threats more indicative of the modern era. They willRead More

Badger Meter acquires Syrinix

Badger Meter acquires Syrinix

January 6, 2023

Badger Meter, Inc., has announced the acquisition of Syrinix, Ltd., a privately held provider of intelligent water monitoring solutions, for £15 million (~$18.1 million USD), funded with available cash. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, Syrinix specializes in high-frequency pressure monitoring and leakRead More

ASTERRA: 75,000 leaks found with satellite tech

ASTERRA: 75,000 leaks found with satellite tech

January 26, 2023

ASTERRA, which uses satellite leak detection technology to aid utilities in reducing water loss, announced recently it had located its 75,000th water leak using its Recover water leak detection service. The company says the leak was found in the United States, in the water systemRead More

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

January 27, 2023

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of achieving 100 percent lead service line removal and replacement. The “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative was introduced during a White House event with ViceRead More

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The Network of a Lifetime: Deploy Your Smart Utility Network for Daily Operations & Future Threats

The Network of a Lifetime: Deploy Your Smart Utility Network for Daily Operations & Future Threats

February 1, 2023 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

Several critical initiatives are facing the U.S. water utility sector including pipe repair and replacement, funding, long-term water supply, workforce issues, cybersecurity and emergency planning. It’s a mix of challenges affecting both daily operations and future threats more indicative of the modern era. They willRead More

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What does Xylem’s acquisition of Evoqua signal for the market and utilities?

February 6, 2023 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The recent announcement of Xylem’s agreement to acquire Evoqua was significant news for the municipal water/wastewater utility sector. According to Xylem, the $7.5 billion deal will help the combined company achieve a global reach in a range of water-related markets. The company will be ledRead More

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

February 2, 2023 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) expressed its disappointment this week at the outcome of a nearly five-year process to significantly overhaul the U.S. EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance and ‘meaningfully address’ the growing ratepayer affordability gap. First issued in 1997, theRead More

Scorecard ranks U.S. states on water efficiency, sustainability policies

Scorecard ranks U.S. states on water efficiency, sustainability policies

January 31, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

In January 2023, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released its 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranks each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability and affordability. California wasRead More

Why Digital Twin & Why Now? Bentley’s Shar Govindan Chats with WF&M

Why Digital Twin & Why Now? Bentley’s Shar Govindan Chats with WF&M

January 30, 2023 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

We know that a digital twin is a realistic and dynamic virtual representation of a physical asset, process or system created by integrating existing models and data. But what makes it unique among many of the software offerings available to water systems? What are some of theRead More

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

January 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of achieving 100 percent lead service line removal and replacement. The “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative was introduced during a White House event with ViceRead More

Long-time AlexRenew GM, CEO to retire

Long-time AlexRenew GM, CEO to retire

January 27, 2023 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), which provides wastewater treatment service to Alexandria, Virginia, announced in December that Karen Pallansch will retire in February 2023 after 30 years of service at the utility. Pallansch has served as general manager and CEO for the past 17 years. AlexRenew’sRead More

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

January 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Research centers focused on stormwater infrastructure will be established through federal funding after extensive support from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA). Congress has provided $3 million in initial funding for the establishment of three to five Centers ofRead More

ASTERRA: 75,000 leaks found with satellite tech

ASTERRA: 75,000 leaks found with satellite tech

January 26, 2023 at 10:08 am 0 comments

ASTERRA, which uses satellite leak detection technology to aid utilities in reducing water loss, announced recently it had located its 75,000th water leak using its Recover water leak detection service. The company says the leak was found in the United States, in the water systemRead More

AlexRenew selects MentorAPM to provide CMMS

AlexRenew selects MentorAPM to provide CMMS

January 25, 2023 at 7:30 am 0 comments

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), the wastewater treatment provider for Alexandria, Virginia, has selected asset management software provider MentorAPM to provide and implement a complete computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS). Continuing on its 70-year-old mission to protect public health and the environment, AlexRenew will utilize theRead More