Articles by: Andrew Farr

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

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