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AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

February 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association has launched a new benchmarking program to assist water and wastewater utilities that are looking to improve their performance. The program, which will collect and release utility performance data, was developed to help utilities track their own data and compare it to established standards among water industryRead More

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Trimble, Aquarius Spectrum announce partnership

February 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Trimble announced today an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the United States. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management sensors and software solutions to address the growing challengesRead More

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

February 15, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) and Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ: LAYN) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which was unanimouslyRead More

The Southern Delivery System began operations in April 2016 and features 50 miles of predominantly 66-in. pipeline.

What’s in Trump’s infrastructure plan?

February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

President Donald Trump this week unveiled some specifics on his $1.5 billion-plus infrastructure investment plan after calling for a new commitment to rebuilding America’s infrastructure in his January State of the Union address. “This morning I submitted legislative principles to Congress that will spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure overhaulRead More

Congress approves budgetary framework including infrastructure spending plans

Congress approves budgetary framework including infrastructure spending plans

February 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

Congress approved legislation last week that ended a brief government shutdown, set a federal budgetary framework through the 2019 fiscal year and delivered billions of dollars in disaster relief aid to communities affected by the devastating hurricanes in fall 2017. The bill was approved as part of a deal between RepublicanRead More

House Dems counter with $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

House Dems counter with $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

February 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

In a seemingly preemptive action to this week’s expected release of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion-plus infrastructure proposal, Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives have outlined a $1 trillion infrastructure plan of their own. The Democratic plan was included in a “Better Deal” policy package that supporters say willRead More

Senate committee advances Wheeler’s EPA nomination

Senate committee advances Wheeler’s EPA nomination

February 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Andrew Wheeler’s nomination for Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the number two position at the agency, passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee by an 11-10 party line vote on Feb. 7. The EPW Committee vote was facilitated by the White House’sRead More

Water Finance Conference call for speakers extended

Water Finance Conference call for speakers extended

February 12, 2018 at 10:30 am 0 comments

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2018 Water Finance Conference has been extended to Friday, February 23. The fourth annual Water Finance Conference, to be held August 28-29, 2018, in Washington, D.C., is a two-day event aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, general managers, superintendents, CEOs, CFOsRead More

Xylem acquires smart solutions provider EmNet

Xylem acquires smart solutions provider EmNet

February 12, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Xylem Inc. announced it has acquired EmNet, LLC, a rapidly growing provider of smart solutions that enable municipalities to manage the urban water cycle and wastewater and stormwater systems. The addition further expands Xylem’s portfolio of advanced infrastructure analytics solutions and capabilities. Financial terms were not disclosed. EmNet’s core technology andRead More

Neptune rebrands with look toward innovation

Neptune rebrands with look toward innovation

February 12, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Water technology company Neptune Technology Group Inc. (Neptune), has officially introduced a new look, logo and branding campaign that the company says is focused on innovations that water industry professionals can use to ‘win your day.’ Neptune serves more than 4,000 water utilities across North America, engineering measurement systems, networks,Read More

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