Articles by: WFM Staff

Washington city, Sensus tackle water loss with smart utility network

Washington city, Sensus tackle water loss with smart utility network

October 15, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The name Walla Walla means “many waters.” Unfortunately, the city was losing more than 30 percent of its water annually due to failing pipes and aging meters. That’s when they began their journey toward long-term improvement by transitioning to a smart utility network from Sensus, a Xylem brand. “We’re one of theRead More

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

October 15, 2021 at 7:16 am 0 comments

As California faces recurring drought, dry conditions and challenges to water reliability, the Orange County Water District continues to take bold action to implement local water supply projects, as well as support the creation of new water supplies throughout the state. Recently, the OCWD Board of Directors voted to adoptRead More

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

October 11, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of the global pandemic and among other pressing challenges facing the water utility sector, resilience has emerged as a top issue. To highlight this, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) are co-hosting the 2021 Water Utility ResilienceRead More

Xylem, Dragos partner on cybersecurity services for water

Xylem, Dragos partner on cybersecurity services for water

October 8, 2021 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

Water technology company, Xylem Inc., and Dragos, Inc., a provider of cybersecurity solutions for industrial controls systems (ICS)/operational technology (OT) environments, are partnering to bring “best-in-class industrial cybersecurity” to critical infrastructure in the water sector.  The agreement will see Xylem and Dragos offering co-branded incident response and incident prevention servicesRead More

Lawmakers fail to bring infrastructure bill to vote by deadline

Lawmakers fail to bring infrastructure bill to vote by deadline

October 4, 2021 at 8:08 am 0 comments

The Sept. 30 deadline for the House of Representatives to vote on a bipartisan $550 billion infrastructure bill came and went last week without a resolution. The no vote on the infrastructure package comes as Congressional Democrats continue to negotiate the terms of a separate, potentially multi-trillion dollar reconciliation package focused onRead More

Fitch: California drought may pressure water utilities’ margins

Fitch: California drought may pressure water utilities’ margins

October 4, 2021 at 7:28 am 0 comments

The current drought in California could cut into water utility revenues and pressure financial margins, Fitch Ratings says. Statewide water conservation mandates could be announced this fall, and some water agencies have already initiated cutbacks. After two years of dry conditions, California is experiencing a moderate-to-exceptional drought, and an exceptionalRead More

WEF honors individuals, orgs for service and contributions

WEF honors individuals, orgs for service and contributions

October 4, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced the 2021 WEF Awards recipients for individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of water resources and made a profound impact on the future of the water profession. “Long-term resilience for the world’s most crucial resource depends onRead More

Smart sewer technology satisfies EPA consent decree, saves city $400 million

Smart sewer technology satisfies EPA consent decree, saves city $400 million

September 27, 2021 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Water technology company Xylem is working with the City of South Bend, Indiana, to deliver an advanced smart sewer system that will enable the city to exceed the requirements of a wastewater consent decree for 60 percent less capital investment (CapEx) than originally planned. The U.S. Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)Read More

San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

San Jose selects multidisciplinary team for green stormwater projects

September 15, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The City of San Jose has engaged a team of engineers, modelers and scientists to provide professional consultancy services on projects to implement its 2019 Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Plan. Envisioning a watershed with thriving creeks, rivers, and a healthy San Francisco Bay, the City developed the GSI Plan, aRead More

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House proposes additional $30 billion for lead service line replacement

September 13, 2021 at 8:50 am 0 comments

House Democrats are proposing an additional $30 billion in federal funds for lead service line replacement efforts nationwide, a figure that would be in addition to $15 billion for lead service line replacements that was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) approved by the Senate in August. According to theRead More