Articles by: WFM Staff

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

September 17, 2018 at 10:25 am 0 comments

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a significant water policy bill that includes a number of industry priorities on drinking water and other provisions impacting water infrastructure funding. America’s Water Infrastructure Act, bill S. 3021, combines two versions of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation developed earlier this year by theRead More

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

September 17, 2018 at 9:58 am 0 comments

To better serve its customers in the Southeastern United States, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is opening a new mobile water service center in Atlanta. Mobile, on-demand water treatment solutions are valuable options for industries needing high-quality water in an emergency or for a scheduled outage. SUEZ offers a fleetRead More

BAMI-I, UCTA-North Texas to host asset management workshop in November

BAMI-I, UCTA-North Texas to host asset management workshop in November

September 17, 2018 at 9:52 am 0 comments

The Buried Asset Management Institute International (BAMI-I) and the Underground Construction Technology North Texas Chapter (UCTA-NT) will host a four-day Certification of Training in Asset Management (CTAM) workshop Nov. 5-8 in Lewisville, Texas. For the event, BAMI-I has teamed up with the Underground Construction Technology Association North Texas Chapter (UCTA-NT)Read More

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

September 17, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

XPV Water Partners, a growth equity investor that makes investments in the water sector, recently announced it has supported a management buyout of Metasphere Ltd., an internationally-recognized end-to-end provider of remote telemetry solutions. Metasphere has been operating in the remote monitoring and control business for 30-plus years and its productsRead More

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

September 11, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced the creation of a Board-led Standing Committee focused on contract operations. The new Contract Operations Committee represents NAWC members engaged in the provision of water and wastewater services via operating agreements, public-private partnerships (P3s), and related arrangements with municipalities and otherRead More

WEFTEC returns to New Orleans for 91st annual event

WEFTEC returns to New Orleans for 91st annual event

September 10, 2018 at 9:31 am 0 comments

This year will mark the Water Environment Federation’s 91st annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), being held Sept. 29 – Oct. 3 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. WEFTEC is the largest water and wastewater industry tradeshow in North America where water professionals from around the world comeRead More

Gannett Fleming acquires KEH, expanding water services

Gannett Fleming acquires KEH, expanding water services

September 10, 2018 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Global infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming has acquired the assets of KEH & Associates Inc. KEH, formed in 2006, is a respected water and wastewater engineering firm based in Southern California. Effective Aug. 31, 2018, KEH will now operate as a business group of Gannett Fleming, which now expands its nationalRead More

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

September 10, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

In August, EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) released a draft report providing recommendations to the agency on water infrastructure investment. The document, entitled EPA’s Role in Addressing the Urgent Water Infrastructure Needs of Environmental Justice Communities, outlines suggested actions EPA should take to address water infrastructure challenges in disadvantaged communities. Among theRead More

New private activity bond legislation introduced in Senate

New private activity bond legislation introduced in Senate

September 4, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

In August, Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) re-introduced bipartisan legislation, S.3358, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2018, which would modify the tax code to remove state volume caps on the issuances of government private activity bonds (PABs) used by water and wastewater systems for infrastructure investment.Read More

WIFIA receives record number of requests for loans; AWWA applauds program success

WIFIA receives record number of requests for loans; AWWA applauds program success

August 20, 2018 at 9:14 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program has received a record 62 letters of interest requesting $9.1 billion in credit assistance. “The more than $9 billion in WIFIA loans requested is nearly double our lending capacity for 2018, demonstratingRead More