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NACWA releases ‘Environmental Justice Compendium’ touting clean water success

NACWA releases ‘Environmental Justice Compendium’ touting clean water success

July 14, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and a nationwide coalition of clean water agencies and utilities has released findings from its new Environmental Justice Compendium (EJ Compendium) entitled, Opportunities for Municipal Clean Water Utilities to Advance Environmental Justice and Community Service. Officials from clean water agencies across theRead More

Raftelis adds utility finance expert Cristiano

Raftelis adds utility finance expert Cristiano

July 14, 2017 at 9:27 am 0 comments

Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (Raftelis) has announced it has hired Todd Cristiano as a manager in its Denver Metro office. Cristiano has 18 years of utility finance experience, including 12 years as a consultant to utilities and six years as the manager of rates at Denver Water. His experience coversRead More

Sinicropi to lead WateReuse Association

Sinicropi to lead WateReuse Association

July 14, 2017 at 9:17 am 0 comments

The WateReuse Association has named Patricia Sinicropi as its new executive director effective Sept. 5. Sinicropi, who previously served as the senior legislative director for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), has extensive experience in federal advocacy with both Congress and federal agencies. She brings a wealth ofRead More

Thompson Pipe Group acquires U.S. Pipe assets

Thompson Pipe Group acquires U.S. Pipe assets

July 10, 2017 at 8:30 am 0 comments

  Thompson Pipe Group has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, a division of Forterra. The new entity will operate under the name Thompson Pipe Group, and becomes one of the largest and most diverse pressure pipe providers in NorthRead More

2017 US Water Prize winners announced

2017 US Water Prize winners announced

June 28, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has awarded the 2017 US Water Prize to five recipients: Aurora Water; Kohler; ‘Change the Course,’ a national freshwater restoration campaign; Mark Schleifstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune; and Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. This year, the US Water Alliance added two new categories toRead More

PVC Pipe Association examines environmental impact, performance of water, sewer pipes

PVC Pipe Association examines environmental impact, performance of water, sewer pipes

June 26, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, recently announced the completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America. The study used life cycle assessment methodology to evaluate the cradle-to-grave sustainability of commonly usedRead More

Trinity River Authority selects InfoMaster for wastewater system maintenance

Trinity River Authority selects InfoMaster for wastewater system maintenance

June 26, 2017 at 9:46 am 0 comments

  Innovyze announced recently that the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has selected its InfoMaster software for use in prioritizing the operations and maintenance activities of its wastewater system. TRA is a conservation and reclamation district providing water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, for municipalitiesRead More

EPA to fund New York water quality programs

EPA to fund New York water quality programs

June 26, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation a Performance Partnership grant of $5.7 million to administer water quality programs. “The EPA is protecting the environment by engaging our state partners,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This grant should help New York meet their localRead More

Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

June 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

Understanding and Addressing Apparent Losses to Better Manage Non-Revenue Water By John Van Arsdel Water utilities are faced with water loss issues that have long lasting impacts on their ability to function properly and efficiently and its ability to derive revenue from what it does daily. The very basics ofRead More

Building the Digital Utility of the Future

Building the Digital Utility of the Future

June 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

By Ahmad Habibian The digital utility of the future will be built upon five revolutionary technology trends: 1) Emergence of Internet of Things (IOTs); 2) Mobile Information Communication Technology; 3) Cloud Storage Services; 4) Data Analytics; and 5) Social Platforms. The digital utility will be able to leverage this bigRead More

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