Articles by: Andrew Farr

Call for Speakers! 2021 Water Asset Management Conference Online

Call for Speakers! 2021 Water Asset Management Conference Online

January 11, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

April 28 | May 5 | May 19 | May 26 The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Spring 2021 series. The Spring series will offer four 2-hr sessions from April to May, and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management, presenting both theoretical andRead More

The Mission Beyond the Utility: 2020 WF&M Award Winner Andy Kricun

The Mission Beyond the Utility: 2020 WF&M Award Winner Andy Kricun

December 14, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Everyone knows that running a water or wastewater utility is closely connected to the important mission of protecting the environment and public health. For Andy Kricun, the real mission has always been beyond the utility, making an impact on the community. “I always believed very strongly that a big partRead More

NACWA: Clean water funding excluded from final WRDA package

NACWA: Clean water funding excluded from final WRDA package

December 7, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Friday evening, Congress released its long-awaited conferenced Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). Over the past several cycles, this bill has become the vehicle of choice for authorizing essential funding for clean and drinking water infrastructure. While both the House and Senate Committee versions of WRDA 2020 included clean waterRead More

Absolute AMI: Columbia, S.C., Meter Project Highlights Wide-Ranging System Improvements

Absolute AMI: Columbia, S.C., Meter Project Highlights Wide-Ranging System Improvements

October 29, 2020 at 11:52 am 0 comments

A meter upgrade can represent a significant advancement for a water utility, affecting everything from operations to customer service to financial planning – that is, better use of resources and saving money. When the South Carolina capital city of Columbia was struggling with meter reads and inaccurate billing it turned toRead More

‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ advocacy day returns this week

‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ advocacy day returns this week

October 19, 2020 at 9:42 am 0 comments

The sixth annual ‘Imagine a Day Without Water,’ advocacy day is returning this Wednesday, Oct. 21, with likely thousands of individuals, companies and organizations expected to take part in highlighting the importance of water and the need for investment. Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign thatRead More

120Water, Hach partner on drinking water compliance service

120Water, Hach partner on drinking water compliance service

September 30, 2020 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Digital water platform 120Water is partnering with water quality testing and instrumentation company Hach to make water quality and compliance programs faster, simpler and more informative for people around the world. The partnership enables Hach to offer the 120Water digital water platform as an additional service to its existing and new customers. 120Water’s platform consistsRead More

Disaster declaration issued after deadly ameba found in Texas water supply

Disaster declaration issued after deadly ameba found in Texas water supply

September 28, 2020 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County in response to Naeglera Fowleri, a deadly ameba, found in the City of Lake Jackson’s water supply. A Boil Water Notice has been issued for Lake Jackson as authorities continue to flush and disinfect the water system back to normal.Read More

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

September 8, 2020 at 6:01 am 0 comments

The 2020 Water Finance Conference, being presented in a virtual format in September, will touch on a range of topics in the water utility finance space including rate setting, customer affordability short- and long-term financial planning, revenue recovery through technology, financing unfunded regulatory mandates and privatization and consolidation. The sixth annualRead More

Virtual Water Finance Conference to cover utility rates, affordability, revenue recovery

Virtual Water Finance Conference to cover utility rates, affordability, revenue recovery

August 3, 2020 at 9:12 am 0 comments

September 8, 10, 15 & 17 The 2020 Water Finance Conference, which will be presented in a virtual format this September, will touch on a range of topics in the water utility finance space including rate setting, customer affordability short- and long-term financial planning, revenue recovery through technology, financing unfunded regulatoryRead More

House FY21 spending bill includes no new direct WIFIA appropriations

House FY21 spending bill includes no new direct WIFIA appropriations

July 20, 2020 at 9:30 am 0 comments

As the start of the federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) rapidly approaches on October 1st, the U.S. House has begun working to advance its annual Appropriations (funding) bills through their committee process. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed its Interior and Environment bill to fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Read More