Articles by: Andrew Farr

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

Water Asset Management Conference Online to conclude Spring Series on Wednesday

Water Asset Management Conference Online to conclude Spring Series on Wednesday

May 20, 2019 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will conclude its 2019 Spring Series this Wednesday, May 22, with Session 4, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting smart metering implementation and optimization. The May 22 Session is sponsored by Neptune Technology Group. The Water Asset Management Conference was first launched in 2001Read More

The Nexus of Water Loss & Asset Management: Register for WAMC Session 3 Wednesday for free

The Nexus of Water Loss & Asset Management: Register for WAMC Session 3 Wednesday for free

May 13, 2019 at 7:55 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will continue this Wednesday, May 15 with Session 3, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting the nexus of water loss control and proactive asset management initiatives, as utilities across the United States continue to address the ever-evolving challenges of reducingRead More

Water Asset Management Conference Online to continue Spring Series May 8

Water Asset Management Conference Online to continue Spring Series May 8

May 6, 2019 at 11:17 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will continue this Wednesday, May 8 with Session 2, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting efficient decision making using new technologies and data analytics as it relates to the modern water utility. The May 8 Session is Fracta Inc. and Sedaru. The WaterRead More

Water Asset Management Conference Online to kick off Spring Series on May 1

Water Asset Management Conference Online to kick off Spring Series on May 1

April 15, 2019 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of May 1 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. TheRead More

Orange County gets ‘Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year’ award from ASCE

Orange County gets ‘Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year’ award from ASCE

February 26, 2019 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The Orange County Sanitation District’s (OCSD) Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Wastewater Treatment Project of the Year. The award was presented at the 2019 ASCE OC Branch Awards Dinner held on Thursday, February 21 at the City NationalRead More

Shooting at Illinois Henry Pratt facility leaves 5 dead, 5 officers wounded; Mueller releases statement

Shooting at Illinois Henry Pratt facility leaves 5 dead, 5 officers wounded; Mueller releases statement

February 18, 2019 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Tragedy reached the water industry Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Ill., killing five and injuring another, according to police. After a shootout that left five officers wounded, the alleged suspect was shot and killed by police. Henry Pratt Co. is aRead More