Articles by: WFM Staff

House approves bill to enhance cyber information sharing among state, local governments

House approves bill to enhance cyber information sharing among state, local governments

May 23, 2022 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Under a bill approved by the House of Representatives, state, local, territorial and tribal governments would be able to receive training and information about “cybersecurity threat indicators and response actions” from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at the Department of Homeland Security. According to an update fromRead More

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AMWA: EPA proposal could lead to higher chlorine costs

May 23, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

EPA has proposed a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos used in the chlor-alkali industry. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), while the total production of chlorine used for water supply isRead More

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

Miami-Dade County mayor announces new climate initiatives including smart water pilot

May 23, 2022 at 8:13 am 0 comments

During the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference in Miami in May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced three new partnerships and climate tech initiatives to build a more resilient and sustainable Miami-Dade County.   “Our goal is to make Miami-Dade the best place to build, test, and scale innovative solutionsRead More

Water Asset Management Conference: Session 4 to cover PFAS, governance issues and…more lead service lines!

Water Asset Management Conference: Session 4 to cover PFAS, governance issues and…more lead service lines!

May 23, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

The virtual 2022 Water Asset Management Conference will continue Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. EDT with the fourth and final session. The conference has been running throughout the month, with a 2-hour session each Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. EDT. The theme of Session 4 is: Asset Management Meets WaterRead More

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

EPA announces additional $1.9 billion for SRF funds

May 16, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $1.9 billion in grant funding to the State Revolving Funds (SRF) to accelerate progress on water infrastructure projects. Combined with historic investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help states, Tribes, and territories upgrade water infrastructure to provide safe drinkingRead More

The Water Tower innovation hub celebrates grand opening

The Water Tower innovation hub celebrates grand opening

May 13, 2022 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Water professionals from across the country came together on April 22, Earth Day, to celebrate the grand opening of The Water Tower, a water industry innovation center in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The $33.7 million campus is a hub for water utilities, researchers, companies and ground-breaking advancements to solve critical waterRead More

Senate panel advances WRDA bill

Senate panel advances WRDA bill

May 13, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously advanced the latest iteration of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), biennial legislation that authorizes flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), unlike several WRDA billsRead More

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

May 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

In 2021, Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), Cleveland Water, and LimnoTech activated the Smart Lake Erie Watershed, an award-winning regional smart water monitoring network – the first in the nation – to inform and improve public health, safety, utility operations, supply chain management and water security throughout Greater Cleveland.  Today, four smart buoys monitor waterRead More

J.D. Power: Customer satisfaction with water utilities sees decline

J.D. Power: Customer satisfaction with water utilities sees decline

May 4, 2022 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The six-year streak of improving or flat customer satisfaction with residential water utilities has come to an end. According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, recently released, the past several years of goodwill earned through investment in water quality, proactive customer communications and digital customerRead More

Water sector: EPA’s proposed Financial Capability Guidance “falls well short” on affordability, environmental justice

Water sector: EPA’s proposed Financial Capability Guidance “falls well short” on affordability, environmental justice

May 2, 2022 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

In April, associations representing the U.S. water utility sector submitted comments to EPA in response to its draft of the proposed Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, in which several groups said the agency’s proposal “falls well short” of meeting the purpose of the revision of the guidance. The proposed guidance outlinesRead More