Articles by: WFM Staff

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

March 1, 2024 at 8:25 am 0 comments

WF&M Discussion with John Flaugher & Jonathan Cato, USG Water Solutions Editor’s Note: Addressing ongoing maintenance costs for utility assets is becoming increasingly critical. We caught up with John Flaugher, president and chief executive officer, and Jonathan Cato, chief operating officer, of USG Water SolutionsRead More

Radhika Fox joins Xylem as senior advisor

Radhika Fox joins Xylem as senior advisor

February 29, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Xylem has announced the appointment of Radhika Fox as a senior advisor to the company. Fox most recently served as assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water, leaving that position in February 2024. “Radhika is one of the world’s mostRead More

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

Florida water district teams up with Kamstrup to deploy AMI

February 22, 2024 at 10:04 am 0 comments

St. Lucie West Services District in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is deploying ultrasonic water meters to help find system leaks and improve meter accuracy. The district, established in 1990 by the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, is a 4,600-acre community development district that provides safe drinking water service toRead More

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

February 19, 2024 at 9:45 am 0 comments

On Feb. 15, a broad group of water sector organizations representing, utilities, public works departments, executives, manufacturers, research organizations and other industry partners sent a letter to Congress requesting that it fully fund the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to congressionallyRead More

Carollo expands financial management team

Carollo expands financial management team

February 15, 2024 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

North American water engineering and consulting firm Carollo Engineers has announced the expansion of its Financial Management Group with the appointment of a new associate vice president, Michael Van Antwerp, who will lead the firm’s Grants and Funding team.  Van Antwerp has more than 25Read More

Biden EPA expands wastewater services pilot to assist underserved communities

Biden EPA expands wastewater services pilot to assist underserved communities

February 15, 2024 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the expansion of its successful Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Community Initiative to 150 additional communities as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Originally launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the initiative partnersRead More

Atlanta DWM to move forward with CSO, flood control project

Atlanta DWM to move forward with CSO, flood control project

February 13, 2024 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will soon deliver on a decade-long effort to remedy combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and localized flooding in southeast Atlanta, according to a press release from Brown and Caldwell, which will serve as engineer of record onRead More

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National Rural Water Association, WaterISAC announce collaboration

February 12, 2024 at 6:45 am 0 comments

The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) recently announced a formal cybersecurity collaboration that the organizations said will focus on educating rural utilities across the country about cyber and physical security issues and how to bolster resilience efforts.   Read More

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

In recent public comments submitted on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) rule, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reiterated its support for removing lead service lines across the country, but recommended “critical revisions” to make the rule feasible and affordable. “Over the last several decades, theRead More

Santa Cruz water director to retire

Santa Cruz water director to retire

February 5, 2024 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Rosemary Menard, water director for the City of Santa Cruz, California, announced in January she is retiring after a 43-year career in local government and water utilities. Menard served as the water director in Santa Cruz since 2014. “I’ve learned so much from so manyRead More