Articles by: Andrew Farr

DC Water, WEF Launch Green Infrastructure Certification Website

DC Water, WEF Launch Green Infrastructure Certification Website

July 19, 2016 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

DC Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) have launched a website for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), an in-development national certification for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection and maintenance workers. The site, www.ngicp.org, is the best resource for the latest program news and updates; access to valuableRead More

DWSRF, WIFIA Funding Would Increase Under House Spending Bill

DWSRF, WIFIA Funding Would Increase Under House Spending Bill

July 18, 2016 at 9:39 am 0 comments

In July, the House of Representatives approved fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Interior-EPA appropriations legislation that includes tens of millions of additional dollars for drinking water infrastructure, but a presidential veto threat and Congress’ departure for a seven-week recess make the bill’s potential uncertain. The bill would fund EPA and Interior Department activitiesRead More

Flint Plans to Replace 250 Lead Lines

Flint Plans to Replace 250 Lead Lines

July 18, 2016 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver plans to ask city council to approve contracts to hire two companies to replace no more than 250 lines in the hopes of controlling future costs, according to a Detroit Free Press report last week. The city had initially hoped to replace as many as 500 pipes using $2Read More

Bennett-Bailey Begins Term as AWWA President

Bennett-Bailey Begins Term as AWWA President

July 18, 2016 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Jeanne Bennett-Bailey of Fairfax, Va., has officially begun her one-year term as president of the American Water Works Association. Bennett-Bailey becomes the 135th president of AWWA. As an active member of AWWA, Bennett-Bailey was the AWWA’s Volunteer of the Year in 2014 and has served as chair of the PublicRead More

Arcadis North America Expands Chicago Leadership Team

Arcadis North America Expands Chicago Leadership Team

July 18, 2016 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Arcadis has announced an expansion of its leadership team in Chicago and its relocation into a larger office space along Michigan Avenue. Arcadis has more than 250 engineers, architects, scientists, and construction program management professionals in the Chicago area. The firm will relocate a key executive and has hired several othersRead More

Sensus ally Meter Integrates Three-State Valve

Sensus ally Meter Integrates Three-State Valve

July 11, 2016 at 11:47 am 0 comments

In June, Sensus announced the deployment of its new ally water meter that allows users to remotely turn water on and off to help manage high maintenance accounts and to better control flow and pressure. “With the integrated three-state valve, utilities can remotely turn on water for a new account,Read More

Ohio Utility Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Ohio Utility Recognized for Outstanding Performance

July 11, 2016 at 11:14 am 0 comments

The Lake County Department of Utilities in Lake County, Ohio, received the Directors Award of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by American Water Works Association, EPA and associated Partner organizations, to guide water suppliers towards improving water quality by optimizing system operations. The Lake CountyRead More

NAWC Members Release Annual Water Quality Reports

NAWC Members Release Annual Water Quality Reports

July 11, 2016 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Water quality reports from member companies of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), which compare drinking water quality to state and federal standards, are now available. The reports are required annually of water providers. “These reports show private water companies have a stellar record of providing high-quality drinking water,Read More

D’Antoni Joins Black & Veatch’s Planning and Asset Management Team

D’Antoni Joins Black & Veatch’s Planning and Asset Management Team

July 8, 2016 at 11:15 am 0 comments

John D’Antoni has joined Black & Veatch’s water business and will serve as the Texas Regional Asset Management Leader, where he will focus on strengthening the link between project planning, asset management and program management for clients. D’Antoni’s engineering career spans more than 40 years of consulting in the waterRead More

NRDC Report Examines Lead Violations, Slams EPA for Lack of Enforcement

NRDC Report Examines Lead Violations, Slams EPA for Lack of Enforcement

June 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

A new report released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) claims more than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015. According to the report, the problem could be more widespread than originally thought because many water systems known to haveRead More