San Diego’s Pure Water project gets $614 million WIFIA loan

San Diego’s Pure Water project gets $614 million WIFIA loan

December 3, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a $614 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of San Diego, Calif., to help finance its Pure Water project. “This WIFIA loan will help San Diego construct a state-of-the-art water purification facility that will produce 30Read More

San Diego’s Pure Water project gets $614 million WIFIA loan

San Diego’s Pure Water project gets $614 million WIFIA loan

December 3, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a $614 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of San Diego, Calif., to help finance its Pure Water project. “This WIFIA loan will help San Diego construct a state-of-the-art water purification facility that will produce 30Read More

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

November 19, 2018

Growth in annual revenue accelerated for U.S. water utilities over the last year while leverage declined, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. According to Fitch, revenue increased almost 5 percent in the current median cycle with most of the growth again coming from rate adjustments. However, revenues didRead More

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

December 5, 2018

Itron, Inc. has signed a contract with the City of Waco, Texas to install Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including smart water communication modules and leak sensors, to reduce water loss and improve water delivery for the utility’s nearly 45,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics,Read More

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

November 12, 2018

Mueller Water Products, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for $140 million in cash. Krausz Industries provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand forRead More

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

December 5, 2018

Itron, Inc. has signed a contract with the City of Waco, Texas to install Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including smart water communication modules and leak sensors, to reduce water loss and improve water delivery for the utility’s nearly 45,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics,Read More

Pipe Bursting for Water Line Replacement

Pipe Bursting for Water Line Replacement

September 10, 2018

By John Blondell & Christopher Overcash Much of our nation’s underground infrastructure is reaching or functioning beyond expected lifespans. This critical network of pipes and mains serve our most basic drinking water and sanitary sewer needs. Many municipalities are faced with the challenging task of replacing or lining deteriorating facilitiesRead More

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Top drinking water official at EPA retiring

Top drinking water official at EPA retiring

December 6, 2018 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Last month, Dr. Peter Grevatt, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), announced his retirement from the agency after more than 30 years of service. Grevatt first joined EPA’s Office of Water in 2002 as the Acting Director for the Standards and HealthRead More

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

December 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Itron, Inc. has signed a contract with the City of Waco, Texas to install Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including smart water communication modules and leak sensors, to reduce water loss and improve water delivery for the utility’s nearly 45,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics,Read More

aquaTECTURE to invest in Toronto-based Real Tech, Inc.

aquaTECTURE to invest in Toronto-based Real Tech, Inc.

November 30, 2018 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

aquaTECTURE, LLC, a privately-held company with multiple operating businesses focused exclusively on the water and wastewater sector, along with its affiliated investment vehicle aquaTECTURE Holdings, LLC, has announced its investment and ongoing partnership with Toronto, Ontario-based Real Tech. Inc. Founded in 2004, Real Tech is a global real-time monitoring solutions forRead More

Technology Stream: Spotlight on Apparent Loss

Technology Stream: Spotlight on Apparent Loss

November 26, 2018 at 10:33 am 0 comments

  Editor’s Note: Check out some of the innovative products sent our way this month as we feature apparent loss. SCADAWatch by Innovyze Delivers Insights to Tackle Apparent Losses Apparent losses – unauthorized consumption, meter inaccuracies, and mishandled data – lead to both water loss and lost revenue for utilities.Read More

Trump plans to nominate Wheeler as EPA chief

Trump plans to nominate Wheeler as EPA chief

November 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

President Donald Trump recently announced his plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler currently serves as EPA’s acting administrator, a role he assumed in July with the resignation of former Administrator Scott Pruitt. Wheeler previously served as the EPA’s deputy administratorRead More

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

November 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Growth in annual revenue accelerated for U.S. water utilities over the last year while leverage declined, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. According to Fitch, revenue increased almost 5 percent in the current median cycle with most of the growth again coming from rate adjustments. However, revenues didRead More

Alabama city selects Aclara for combo water-electric AMI pilot

Alabama city selects Aclara for combo water-electric AMI pilot

November 19, 2018 at 10:42 am 0 comments

The City of Dothan, Alabama, has selected Alcara for a pilot deployment project for an electricity and water advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program. Upon successful completion of the pilot, the City of Dothan plans to first roll out its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project to include 31,000 Aclara I-210+ andRead More

At a cost of nearly $200 million, the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant Phase 1 Expansion is the largest public works project the city has ever completed.

Active Expansion: Riverside Water Quality Control Plant Tackles Upgrades While Remaining Online

November 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

In Southern California, projects to increase the efficiency of water and wastewater systems are imperative in order to deal with ongoing challenges like drought and population increase. These projects require precise teamwork, coordination and execution to meet budgets and deadlines. On the resource recovery side, increasingly stringent environmental regulations inRead More

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

November 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized in October at the 2018 NAWC Water Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Two of Cal Water’s submissions – one for its large-scale treatmentRead More

Knowing how much downtime a plant can manage may affect meter choice, but there may be a trade-off between ease of installation and accuracy.

EPA invites 39 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

November 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 39 projects in 16 states and D.C. to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the selected borrowers will receive WIFIA loans totaling approximately $5 billion to help finance over $10 billion in water infrastructure investments and createRead More