Articles by: WFM Staff

New AWWA president takes gavel

New AWWA president takes gavel

July 6, 2020 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Melissa Elliott of Greenwood Village, Colo., began her one-year term as president of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently during a live-streamed gavel passing ceremony hosted at AWWA’s Denver headquarters. The ceremony is available to view online. The Presidential Gavel Passing Ceremony usually takes place at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition, butRead More

Kamstrup introduces new leak detection solution

Kamstrup introduces new leak detection solution

July 2, 2020 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Danish company Kamstrup, a supplier of energy and water metering solutions with headquarters in Denmark as well as local operations and a production facility in Roswell, Georgia, has launched its newest solution to the North American market: an acoustic leak detection solution consisting of the flowIQ 2200 ultrasonic residential waterRead More

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

July 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), most water utilities are returning to normal operations as they reopen their offices and relax some of the measures they put in place during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted June 8-15, this is theRead More

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

June 30, 2020 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program for use toward the construction of its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion project. Operational since 2008, the GWRS is undergoing itsRead More

Austin Water selects Aclara for AMI program

Austin Water selects Aclara for AMI program

June 29, 2020 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Austin Water has selected Aclara to supply and implement a landmark advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program to the utility, which services over 1 million people across more than 548 square miles in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. “Austin Water is excited to be working with the Aclara team to helpRead More

SUEZ to donate to charities for COVID-19

SUEZ to donate to charities for COVID-19

June 29, 2020 at 8:49 am 0 comments

In the face of a pandemic that has created unprecedented suffering across the United States and Canada, SUEZ, which operates in North America as SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions and SUEZ North America, is earmarking a donation of $1.75 million that will be directed to food pantries, health care facilities,Read More

KKR, XPV acquire Environmental Dynamics International

KKR, XPV acquire Environmental Dynamics International

June 29, 2020 at 7:47 am 0 comments

A global strategic platform established by KKR and XPV Water Partners to provide end-to-end nutrient management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Environmental Dynamics International, Inc. (“EDI”), a leading global manufacturer of diffused aeration systems. The addition of EDI accelerates the growth of the water quality platform’s nutrient management offeringsRead More

NACWA’s Cost of Clean Water Index indicates increase in 2019

NACWA’s Cost of Clean Water Index indicates increase in 2019

June 22, 2020 at 7:58 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) 2019 Cost of Clean Water Index, released May 29, indicates that the average cost of wastewater services rose 3.8 percent in 2019, more than doubling the rate of inflation over the same period. The national average cost for wastewater services for a single-familyRead More

Water sector asks Senate for aid in next relief package

Water sector asks Senate for aid in next relief package

June 22, 2020 at 7:50 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), two organizations representing municipally-owned utilities, recently asked Senate leaders to include public sector aid in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. Pointing to estimates that drinking water and wastewater systems could lose as muchRead More

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure conference moving online

Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure conference moving online

June 15, 2020 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Bentley Systems, Inc., a global provider of software and digital twins services for advancing design, construction and operations of infrastructure, has announced that its annual infrastructure event, the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference, is “going digital.” The new digital format will bring together, now for a broader global community, theRead More