Articles by: Andrew Farr

ASTERRA to host Vessel, first U.S. leak-finding dog, at WEFTEC 

ASTERRA to host Vessel, first U.S. leak-finding dog, at WEFTEC 

October 14, 2021 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

ASTERRA, a division of Utilis, is hosting a surprising new player in the leak detection game at WEFTEC 2021: a black retriever named Vessel, the first dog to be trained to detect water leaks in the United States. For her potable water-saving efforts, Vessel will be receiving well-deserved celebratory patsRead More

Flushing & Pressure Monitoring: New Solutions Add Increased Intelligence for Water Utilities

Flushing & Pressure Monitoring: New Solutions Add Increased Intelligence for Water Utilities

October 8, 2021 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

editor’s note: The following was adapted from an article that appeared in a 2020 eBook developed by Water Finance & Management and sponsored by Mueller. Click here to download the complete eBook. As a matter of public health, the quality of drinking water and the condition of the infrastructure usedRead More

Stream of Innovation: Tech, R&D and Current Drivers in Distribution System Management

Stream of Innovation: Tech, R&D and Current Drivers in Distribution System Management

October 4, 2021 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

editor’s note: This article was adapted from a piece that appeared in a 2020 eBook developed by Water Finance & Management sponsored by Mueller. Click here to download the complete eBook. The water utility sector is frequently taking the tem­perature on innovation. When it comes to drinking water, there areRead More

ACWA applauds signing of SB 323 into law

ACWA applauds signing of SB 323 into law

September 27, 2021 at 8:58 am 0 comments

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) is applauding Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing SB 323, which will help provide financial stability for public agencies by creating a 120-day statute of limitations for challenges to new water and sewer rates. SB 323, sponsored by ACWA and authored by Sen. AnnaRead More

WATCH: Xylem’s Colin Sabol says digital transformation in the water sector is only accelerating

WATCH: Xylem’s Colin Sabol says digital transformation in the water sector is only accelerating

July 7, 2021 at 9:10 am 0 comments

Colin Sabol, president of Xylem‘s Measurement and Control Solutions business, says the digital technology transformation in the water utility industry is accelerating and that investment in the sector could continue to increase in the short term. Sabol joined Water Finance & Management in an exclusive interview recently to discuss theRead More

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

June 18, 2021 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Two people were killed and an additional two injured last Tuesday after a shooting at a Mueller Water Products manufacturing facility in Albertville, Alabama. A fifth person, who was later identified as the shooter, was found dead of apparent suicide. All five people involved in the June 15 incident, includingRead More

Congress, water sector signal optimism for major investment

Congress, water sector signal optimism for major investment

May 3, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

On Thursday the U.S. Senate voted to pass S. 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (DWWIA). It is the first infrastructure bill approved by the Senate this Congress. The bipartisan, comprehensive clean water and drinking water infrastructure legislation will authorize strong annual water infrastructure investment to help boost total federalRead More

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

April 21, 2021 at 7:07 am 0 comments

Organizers of the 2021 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its seventh annual event to be held virtually, August 10, 12 17 & 19. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr by May 21. The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and financeRead More

2021 Water Finance Conference moves to virtual format

2021 Water Finance Conference moves to virtual format

April 19, 2021 at 7:23 am 0 comments

The Water Finance Conference is again shifting to a virtual format for 2021. The seventh annual event, which exclusively covers financing in the U.S. water utility sector, was originally scheduled for Aug. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. With lockdowns and restrictions beginning to ease, conference organizers had been hoping to returnRead More

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

April 12, 2021 at 10:23 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2021 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of April 28 with Session 1, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting new trends and approaches, as well as industry-wide initiatives for asset management as they relate to the modern water utility. The datesRead More