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Where do utility legal settlements for PFAS stand?

Where do utility legal settlements for PFAS stand?

April 8, 2024 at 9:01 am 0 comments

By Ken Sansone & Mike DiGiannantonio With EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS now finalized, the recently announced 3M and DuPont settlements, stemming from the ongoing Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Multi-District Litigation (MDL) promise access to billions of dollars to cover PFAS treatmentRead More

2024 Construction Outlook: (Cautious) Optimism Should Rule the Day

2024 Construction Outlook: (Cautious) Optimism Should Rule the Day

March 18, 2024 at 9:40 am 0 comments

| By Megan Tanel When it comes to the short-term economic outlook for equipment manufacturing and the construction industry it serves, the only thing anyone can honestly say for certain is there are no certainties. It’s easy to look back on what’s happened in constructionRead More

Top-Notch Operation: Data Management Boosts Pennsylvania Wastewater Plant

Top-Notch Operation: Data Management Boosts Pennsylvania Wastewater Plant

March 14, 2024 at 11:45 am 0 comments

By Erik Larsen The Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (BCWTP) is located about half an hour north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Cranberry Township. The plant uses physical, chemical, biological and membrane filtration processes to treat an average of 3.4 million gallons of wastewater daily. TheRead More

BIG AMI: Fort Worth Water Harnesses the Value of Data

BIG AMI: Fort Worth Water Harnesses the Value of Data

March 5, 2024 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

The City of Fort Worth, Texas, provides clean and affordable water to 1.4 million people and has a progressive utility that places innovation at the forefront of its goals. The utility had been exploring options for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program that would ultimatelyRead More

The dashboard provides Silver Creek with accurate data on all meters and alerts when issues may arise. Meter specialists can communicate with customers without having to make multiple trips.

Indiana Water Company Prevents Water Loss with Smart Tech

February 29, 2024 at 11:46 am 0 comments

By Trey Overman In an era when water conservation is paramount, Southern Indiana’s Silver Creek Water Corp. is a textbook example of how to use innovative technology to not only save resources, but also to improve customer service. Serving a population of 20,000 in theRead More

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

February 27, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Brendan O’Brien, Bill Marriott & Nick Bouthilette Across the United States, public water systems are facing a big question: is there lead in our water lines? This is a concern especially in older cities where most of the water infrastructure pre-dates the federal leadRead More

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 26, 2024 at 9:05 am 0 comments

By Brian Redder & Erica Brown As 2024 commences, EPA is hard at work preparing to finalize two major rulemakings under the Safe Drinking Water Act by the end of the year: the PFAS national primary drinking water regulations and the Lead and Copper RuleRead More

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

February 21, 2024 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

| By Will Jernigan The drinking water industry plays a vital role in ensuring access to clean and safe water for communities across North America. However, beneath the surface of this essential infrastructure lies a pervasive issue that extends beyond water conservation – the connectionRead More

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

February 12, 2024 at 7:35 am 0 comments

| By Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities are entering a calmer environment in 2024 as the rate of inflation continues to level off, so much so that Fitch Ratings has moved its sector outlook to neutral from deteriorating. Much of the improved picture is drivenRead More

Preparing for Impact: The Need for More Resilient Water Infrastructure

Preparing for Impact: The Need for More Resilient Water Infrastructure

February 5, 2024 at 10:57 am 0 comments

By Jordanna Rubin Evidence highlighting the effects of climate change – and its increasing impact on our societies – is indisputable. 2023 saw a flurry of extreme weather events across the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded 28 weather and climate disastersRead More