Articles by: WFM Staff

EPA receives 51 requests totalling $6 billion-plus for third round WIFIA funding

EPA receives 51 requests totalling $6 billion-plus for third round WIFIA funding

July 22, 2019 at 10:11 am 0 comments

In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) third Notice of Funding Availability, the agency received 51 letters of interest, collectively requesting $6.6 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding. This exceeds the $6 billion that EPA is offering, demonstrating the critical need for investment inRead More

Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

July 15, 2019 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc., recently announced it has signed a contract with Liberty Utilities Company, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Algonquin), which operates nearly 40 utilities in 13 U.S. states. Liberty Utilities will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that includes an open, standards-based network forRead More

NOAA, researchers predict large summer HAB in Lake Erie

NOAA, researchers predict large summer HAB in Lake Erie

July 11, 2019 at 11:34 am 0 comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could possibly range between 6 and 9. An index above 5 indicates blooms havingRead More

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

July 8, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

On June 24, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) released the first edition of its M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains. As infrastructure ages, utilities are increasingly challenged to maintain service levels while maintaining affordable water rates. Water main condition assessment helps utilities meet this challenge by identifying more precisely whereRead More

Former Aclara president Connolly promoted at HPS

Former Aclara president Connolly promoted at HPS

July 8, 2019 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Hubbell Inc. announced recently the appointment of Allan Connolly to the role of group president of Hubbell Power Systems (HPS). As group president, Connolly will lead all business units within the HPS Group. Connolly previously served as president of Aclara, coming to Hubbell as part of the acquisition of thatRead More

Mueller joins NAWC

Mueller joins NAWC

July 8, 2019 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced Mueller Water Products, Inc., and its family of companies as a new premier sponsor. “We are thrilled to welcome Mueller to NAWC. There has never been a better time to be involved in the association as we continue to expand memberRead More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

June 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Fall 2019 series. The Fall series will offer four weekly sessions spanning November to early December, 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

Suez partners with Fracta on pipe asset management program

Suez partners with Fracta on pipe asset management program

June 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

SUEZ North America has entered into a managed partnership agreement with Fracta, a company specializing in applying machine learning to assess aging water infrastructure. The partnership will enable SUEZ to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI)-based condition and risk assessment technology into the delivery of its pipe asset management programs in the United States.Read More

‘Intelligent water’ could save U.S water utilities $17.6 billion, report says

‘Intelligent water’ could save U.S water utilities $17.6 billion, report says

June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

According to a new report by Arcadis and Bluefield Research, intelligent water can address two of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. water utility sector today: affordability and resilience. “The research indicates that only 21 percent of utilities feel they are fully able to cover costs of service,” said Eric Bindler, researchRead More

Market Value concept on the gearwheels, 3D rendering

NAWC applauds Texas’ passage of fair market value legislation

June 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

Passage of Fair Market Value legislation in Texas will benefit the state’s customers, water and wastewater systems, and municipalities, according to the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). Fair Market Value legislation is a proven method that allows municipalities to gain access to the resources necessary to enable urgent infrastructureRead More