Articles by: Andrew Farr

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

December 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

If you’re looking for a public utility leader who’s respected by her peers for her leadership style, passion about water and engagement across the industry to effect change in water resources management, Diane Taniguchi-Dennis checks all the boxes. As chief executive officer of Clean Water Services serving Oregon’s second-largest county,Read More

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

November 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies, which represents regulated water and wastewater companies in the United States, praised a Hollywood film for raising awareness about the importance of water quality and the dangers of PFAS/PFOA contamination in drinking water. The film, “Dark Waters,” now in theaters, tells the story ofRead More

Elevating Infrastructure with Smart Water

Elevating Infrastructure with Smart Water

October 30, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

How the City of Safford, Arizona, Modernized Its Metering Infrastructure & Transformed the Approach of Utility Staff Located roughly 90 miles northeast of Tucson, the City of Safford, Arizona, is a small community where the local economy is driven largely by copper mining. The city and its neighboring communities conveyRead More

Asset Maintenance Simplified

Asset Maintenance Simplified

October 28, 2019 at 8:32 am 0 comments

SUEZ Offering New Approach for Small- and Mid-Sized Utilities to Finance and Maintain Metering Assets According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 97 percent of the more than 151,000 public water systems in the country are considered “small” systems (by definition, serving 10,000 customers or fewer). Interestingly, these systemsRead More

Utilis joins Esri partner network

Utilis joins Esri partner network

September 27, 2019 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Utilis Inc, North America (NA), the only provider of space-based condition assessment for leaking pipes, announced at the annual WEFTEC exhibition that they will be joining location intelligence world-leader Esri’s partner network. The new relationship, Utilis said, will give the utility assessment company a geospatial advantage and allow both companiesRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

EPA, Army Corps repealing 2015 WOTUS rule, recodifying definition

September 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

At an event last month in Albany, N.Y., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Pete Lopez, joined by representatives from the New York Farm Bureau and the Business Council of New York State, announced that EPA and the Department of the Army are repealing a 2015 rule that impermissiblyRead More

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

July 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Philadelphia’s water rate board chair and former Pennsylvania consumer advocate to discuss rate setting, affordability challenges Irwin A. “Sonny” Popowsky, chair of the City of Philadelphia’s Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board, will kick off the fifth annual Water Finance Conference as the keynote speaker on the morning ofRead More

Cleveland Water Alliance showcases network of water innovators at Erie Hack 2.0

Cleveland Water Alliance showcases network of water innovators at Erie Hack 2.0

June 26, 2019 at 9:10 am 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance welcomed a new batch of innovators to Erie Hack 2.0, a water innovation competition hosted by the group, on June 20 in conjunction with Cuyahoga50, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire. Erie Hack is a $100,000 innovation competition designed to find and accelerate newRead More

Raftelis acquires Public Resources Management Group, Inc.

Raftelis acquires Public Resources Management Group, Inc.

June 18, 2019 at 9:11 am 0 comments

Charlotte-based water and wastewater consultancy Raftelis, announced it has acquired Public Resources Management Group, Inc. (PRMG), a similar firm, with a particularly strong presence in Florida and throughout the Southeast. PRMG adds to Raftelis’ portfolio additional expertise in the electric, natural gas, and solid waste markets.  They also have expertiseRead More

Water industry mourns Virginia Beach shooting victims

Water industry mourns Virginia Beach shooting victims

June 11, 2019 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

Water industry associations and others across the sector are mourning the victims, many of whom were public utility employees, of the May 31 shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. that claimed the lives of 12 people. Six of those who lost their lives in the attack worked for the City ofRead More