Articles by: WFM Staff

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

January 16, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

An expanded analysis of the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance suggests that community water systems owned by regulated water companies are significantly less likely to violate the SDWA than water systems owned and run by local governments. The new analysis was fundedRead More

Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

January 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump on Monday signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. This bill codifies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, providing local communities with critical new flexibilities in meeting their Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations. The National Association of Clean WaterRead More

Nasdaq launches California water pricing index

Nasdaq launches California water pricing index

January 14, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Nasdaq, along with Veles Water and WestWater Research, has announced the launch of the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index (NQH2O), the first of its kind water index that benchmarks the price of water in a way that supports price discovery and enables the creation of a tradable financial instrument. WhileRead More

Santa Monica announces water system upgrades via design-build

Santa Monica announces water system upgrades via design-build

January 14, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Arcadis has announced it will partner with Kiewit Infrastructure West and PERC Water to serve as the progressive design-build team for the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Project (SWIP) in the City of Santa Monica, Calif. Currently, the City of Santa Monica partially relies on imported water to meet its water needs.Read More

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as EPA’s acting administrator since last July, a role he assumed following the resignation of former administrator Scott Pruitt. Trump shared his plans to nominateRead More

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

January 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company and provider of leak detection and condition assessment technology for water utilities, has announced he is leaving the company he started to pursue a new opportunity. “After founding Echologics 15 years ago, and eight years after beingRead More

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

January 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is applauding Congress for its strong bipartisan action in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act. The bill, passed in December, will codify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, and provide local communities with critical new flexibilitiesRead More

CALL FOR SPEAKERS — 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online

CALL FOR SPEAKERS — 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online

January 1, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Spring 2019 series. The Spring series will offer four weekly sessions throughout the month of May and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management, presenting both theoretical and practical information. Please email your 200-word abstract to AndrewRead More

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

December 21, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. water sector is praising Congress for passing a ‘Farm Bill’ that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. The bill will provide important policy and funding tools to better address many of the nation’s water quality challenges through holistic and collaborative watershed approaches. “This isRead More

Grevatt named CEO of Water Research Foundation

Grevatt named CEO of Water Research Foundation

December 21, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

AWWA leaders in December congratulated Dr. Peter Grevatt on his new position as chief executive officer of the Water Research Foundation, praising him as a trusted partner in the water sector. Grevatt, who most recently served as Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at the U.S. Environmental ProtectionRead More