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Report: Closing investment gap would create jobs, spur economy

Report: Closing investment gap would create jobs, spur economy

March 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

In a new report released Wednesday by the Value of Water Campaign, an economic impact analysis examines how investments in the nation’s water infrastructure affect economic growth and employment. The report, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure” was shared for the first timeRead More

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

March 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

The State of Michigan is Getting Very Serious about Water Infrastructure, Restoring Public Trust & Protecting Ratepayers –By Gregory M. Baird– A shockwave occurred in the U.S. water industry as the toxic lead findings sent a media mushroom cloud over Flint, Michigan. Every water utilityRead More

EPA makes $100 million grant for Flint official

EPA makes $100 million grant for Flint official

March 21, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $100 million grant to the City of Flint, Mich., to help the community continue to improve the quality of its drinking water system after it was contaminated with excessive lead levels in 2014 resulting aRead More

U.S. infrastructure gets D+ on ASCE’s 2017 report card

U.S. infrastructure gets D+ on ASCE’s 2017 report card

March 13, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card last week, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of D+. On the water side, wastewater scored a D+ while drinking water received a D. Released every four years, ASCE’sRead More

Water sector reacts to report card grades

Water sector reacts to report card grades

March 13, 2017 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, with many segments and sectors of the nation’s infrastructure received near-failing grades, including drinking water and wastewater systems. The 2017 report card graded drinking water a D and wastewater a D+.Read More

AEM report highlights manufacturing’s impact on U.S. economy

AEM report highlights manufacturing’s impact on U.S. economy

March 13, 2017 at 9:46 am 0 comments

A report released in March found that the equipment manufacturing industry supported about 1.3 million jobs and contributed more than $159 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States in 2016. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) unveiled the report as over 130,000Read More

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

March 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump vowed to follow through on another key campaign promise when he announced during a recent address to Congress that he would ask for approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. However, Trump’s comments on increased infrastructure investment came just days after theRead More

EPA to host webinar on WIFIA application

EPA to host webinar on WIFIA application

March 6, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Water utility officials interested in learning more about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) pilot program will have the opportunity to participate in an EPA webinar detailing the application process this week. Scheduled for 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 7, the “WIFIARead More

Bluefield: Big data, IoT will positively impact global infrastructure gap

Bluefield: Big data, IoT will positively impact global infrastructure gap

March 6, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

According to Bluefield Research, the water sector will spend more than $20 billion in metering, data management and analytics globally by 2025, as cutting-edge, smart water solutions continue to gain traction with municipal water utilities that see data and analytics as tools for addressing aging infrastructure. At the rootRead More

Esri ArcGIS has become a mission-critical enterprise system for local government and water utilities’ core business processes. The distinction between the software application and the GIS is no longer relevant to an end user. They have become one. This is particularly true for ArcGIS utilized by local government organizations for public asset management.

Innovyze releases SCADAWatch DCS for real-time, offline decision making

March 6, 2017 at 7:30 am 0 comments

Innovyze recently announced the release of its SCADAWatch DCS (Data Collection System). This new web-based application gives SCADAWatch users the ability to automatically collect data on demand from many sources including both offline and real-time SCADA, meter and sensor data, then store it directly inRead More