Articles by: WFM Staff

The Lake County Illinois Public Works Department in Libertyville, Ill., owns and operates two public water supply distribution systems across a large service territory in Northeast Illinois.

EPA invites 55 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

January 13, 2021 at 11:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 55 new projects in 20 states are being invited to apply for approximately $5.1 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. This funding will help finance more than $12 billion in clean water and drinking water infrastructure projects inRead More

Water sector weighs in on COVID vaccine prioritization

Water sector weighs in on COVID vaccine prioritization

January 11, 2021 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) released a December 14 memo encouraging water and wastewater utilities to contact their state and local public health agencies about prioritization of their staff for COVID-19 vaccinations. The WSCC is is a policy, strategy and coordination mechanism for the U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector in interactionsRead More

Badger Meter acquires Analytical Technology, Inc.

Badger Meter acquires Analytical Technology, Inc.

January 8, 2021 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Badger Meter, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Analytical Technology, Inc. (ATi), a privately held provider of water quality monitoring systems, for $44 million, funded with available cash. Founded in 1992, with headquarters in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, ATi specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of water quality instruments based onRead More

Xylem donates PPE to essential workers

Xylem donates PPE to essential workers

January 7, 2021 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Xylem has donated and delivered more than 300,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers in 2020, working alongside its partners. The personal protective equipment went to healthcare facilities and to water utility operators working to keep essential services flowing in local communities. In March 2020, Xylem beganRead More

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

January 4, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Congress recently released the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations bill. The legislation contains a provision to create the first ever Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Emergency Assistance Program with $638 million in appropriations – an historic win for water accessibility and the first appropriation of its kind for water assistance.Read More

old pipe

Read AWWA’s statement on final Lead and Copper Rule revisions

January 4, 2021 at 7:22 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December announced the final Lead and Copper Rule. American Water Works Association President Melissa Elliott issued the following statement. “The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working toward a day when the potential for lead in drinking water is removed fromRead More

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

Mueller introduces Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

December 18, 2020 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Mueller has announced the expanded capabilities of it’s Super Centurion hydrant, which Mueller says can now serve as a communications hub and physical platform for both pressure monitoring and leak monitoring systems. Mueller’s pressure and leak monitoring solutions can be integrated into existing water infrastructure and communicate via the cellularRead More

eBook: Special Report – Water Distribution Reimagined

eBook: Special Report – Water Distribution Reimagined

December 18, 2020 at 10:23 am 0 comments

If you work in the water industry, you will likely know that technology has been a major theme in recent years, particularly on the water distribution side. Network communication and real time data about a water utility’s distribution system are no doubt transforming the field. Technologies are also becoming moreRead More

EPA launches new clearinghouse for environmental finance

EPA launches new clearinghouse for environmental finance

December 14, 2020 at 11:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Clearinghouse for Environmental Finance (Clearinghouse), an online database of land, air, and water information. This new Clearinghouse catalogues available funding, financing, and instructional resources to aid communities in their efforts to improve environmental conditions. The Office of Policy collaborated with the OfficeRead More

Plastics Pipe Institute celebrates 70 years

Plastics Pipe Institute celebrates 70 years

December 7, 2020 at 8:59 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) is celebrating its 70th year. Formed in 1950 as the Thermoplastic Pipe Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), PPI is now the leading North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, and is known for its researchRead More