Articles by: WFM Staff

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

November 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized in October at the 2018 NAWC Water Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Two of Cal Water’s submissions – one for its large-scale treatmentRead More

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EPA invites 39 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

November 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 39 projects in 16 states and D.C. to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the selected borrowers will receive WIFIA loans totaling approximately $5 billion to help finance over $10 billion in water infrastructure investments and createRead More

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

November 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for $140 million in cash. Krausz Industries provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand forRead More

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

November 12, 2018 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Global design firm Stantec on Oct. 19 announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of its construction division, MWH Constructors, to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P (“Oaktree”). The sale of MWH Constructors is inclusive of MWH Constructors’ U.K. and U.S. divisions and Slayden Constructors Inc. MWH Constructors joined StantecRead More

Tesco Controls joins Water Design-Build Council

Tesco Controls joins Water Design-Build Council

November 2, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

Tesco Controls, Inc., (TESCO), a company specializing in systems integration for water distribution and collection, has joined the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) Board of Directors. Tesco Controls becomes the first system integrator to join the WDBC. Representing TESCO as an allied member on the WDBC Board of Directors is BrianRead More

California water district begins construction on state-of-the-art water recycling facility

California water district begins construction on state-of-the-art water recycling facility

November 1, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Oct. 20, more than 300 local officials and community members joined East Valley Water District (EVWD) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC), a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility in Highland, Calif., on the corner of N. Del Rosa and 6th Street. Permitting and construction ofRead More

Brown and Caldwell strengthens smart utility offering with BC Blue

Brown and Caldwell strengthens smart utility offering with BC Blue

October 31, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell recently announced the launch of its BC Blue, a new smart utility approach to assist water, wastewater and stormwater utilities in operations and management. Harnessing the power of emerging technologies, including Internet of Things and sensors, to collect and exchange data, BC Blue enables a broader understandingRead More

WEF: Annual conference sets record for registration

WEF: Annual conference sets record for registration

October 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 91st annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC 2018, drew the most registrants ever in New Orleans with 20,740 as the show lived up to its billing as the world’s largest annual water quality event. WEFTEC 2018 also featured 1,019 exhibitors using 299,850 net sq ftRead More

AWWA releases new cybersecurity guide for water utilities

AWWA releases new cybersecurity guide for water utilities

October 26, 2018 at 9:55 am 0 comments

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, the American Water Works Association has released a guide that highlights how water utilities can manage the risk of cyber attacks on water infrastructure systems. The free online guide, titled Cybersecurity Risk & Responsibility in the Water Sector, notes that “Cyber risk is the top threat facing business andRead More

SFPUC, partners applaud workforce development measure in WRDA

SFPUC, partners applaud workforce development measure in WRDA

October 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the city’s Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and its partners throughout the nation are applauding the establishment of a federal grant program to fund training and career development for workers in the water and wastewater industries. The workforce training and development measure was included in theRead More