Articles by: WFM Staff

Fitch Ratings: Cyber events could pose ‘material risk’ to water, sewer utility credit

Fitch Ratings: Cyber events could pose ‘material risk’ to water, sewer utility credit

April 8, 2021 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

  Water and sewer credit ratings incorporate an assessment of an entity’s resiliency to manage unexpected events, including cyberattacks, which could pose financial and operating risks that ultimately affect utility credit quality, Fitch Ratings says. Event risks like cyberattacks are considered asymmetric risks per Fitch’s criteria, and are viewed throughRead More

Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

April 5, 2021 at 9:18 am 0 comments

On March 31, the White House released The American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at creating jobs and rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. The Biden Administration is proposing a total of $111 billion dollars in clean water and drinking water investments. While the proposal does not include detailed programmatic fundingRead More

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

April 5, 2021 at 8:32 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $67 million in grant funding through the new Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program. This funding will support public health and environmental protections by helping states and cities improve stormwater management to address sewer overflows and reduceRead More

Utilis launches MasterPlan for water utility asset management  

Utilis launches MasterPlan for water utility asset management  

April 5, 2021 at 7:42 am 0 comments

Utilis has announced the launch of MasterPlan, a new condition assessment tool capable of assessing an entire pipe system using multiple images taken months apart. The launch comes shortly after the company received a new investment of $6 million by Beringea, as part of Utilis’ strategy to release multiple productsRead More

Oldest city in Kentucky implements AMI project

Oldest city in Kentucky implements AMI project

March 29, 2021 at 7:45 am 0 comments

As water utilities continue to realize the value of smart water technology investments, the City of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, has undertaken a project that will transform its water utility and bring its 8,000-plus citizens an unparalleled new customer service experience. Founded in 1774, Harrodsburg is the oldest city in the state.Read More

ACE21 shifts to all virtual format

ACE21 shifts to all virtual format

March 22, 2021 at 9:12 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced that it is transforming its 2021 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE21) into an all-virtual event from June 14-17. Registration is now open. In a letter to members, AWWA President Melissa Elliott and CEO David LaFrance said in March that ACE21 All Virtual will be a top-tierRead More

Sedaru acquired by Aquatic Informatics

Sedaru acquired by Aquatic Informatics

March 22, 2021 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Sedaru Inc., a provider of water utility management software, has been acquired by Aquatic Informatics, and will join Danaher’s Water Quality platform. Headquartered in San Dimas, California, Sedaru delivers its turnkey software-as-a-service (SaaS) application for critical water infrastructure asset management and real-time monitoring of water system operations. The Sedaru softwareRead More

New report shows U.S. water utilities still in early stages of digital transformation

New report shows U.S. water utilities still in early stages of digital transformation

March 22, 2021 at 8:47 am 0 comments

Dodge Data & Analytics and partner Bentley Systems recently launched a new study and report titled, The Digital Capabilities of US Water Utilities SmartMarket Brief, which establishes a benchmark for municipal water systems and the readiness of this market for digital transformation. The findings showed that the ability to gather,Read More

Construction complete on major five-year water supply project in Atlanta

Construction complete on major five-year water supply project in Atlanta

March 19, 2021 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

PC Construction and its joint venture partner, H.J. Russell, recently announced the completion of a major five-year water supply program project that has helped the City of Atlanta secure a water contingency plan for the first time in its history. The $321 million construction management-at-risk project – which is the largestRead More

California water district awards AMI contract to Mueller

California water district awards AMI contract to Mueller

March 15, 2021 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Calaveras County Water District in California has selected Mueller Systems to deploy an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network covering 1,000 sq-miles with 13,000 AMI endpoints. The project will replace the majority of the District’s meters and add communication capabilities to all meters. “We recognized some time ago that AMIRead More