Articles by: WFM Staff

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

February 2, 2023 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) expressed its disappointment this week at the outcome of a nearly five-year process to significantly overhaul the U.S. EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance and ‘meaningfully address’ the growing ratepayer affordability gap. First issued in 1997, theRead More

Scorecard ranks U.S. states on water efficiency, sustainability policies

Scorecard ranks U.S. states on water efficiency, sustainability policies

January 31, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

In January 2023, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released its 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranks each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability and affordability. California wasRead More

Why Digital Twin & Why Now? Bentley’s Shar Govindan Chats with WF&M

Why Digital Twin & Why Now? Bentley’s Shar Govindan Chats with WF&M

January 30, 2023 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

We know that a digital twin is a realistic and dynamic virtual representation of a physical asset, process or system created by integrating existing models and data. But what makes it unique among many of the software offerings available to water systems? What are some of theRead More

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

January 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of achieving 100 percent lead service line removal and replacement. The “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative was introduced during a White House event with ViceRead More

Long-time AlexRenew GM, CEO to retire

Long-time AlexRenew GM, CEO to retire

January 27, 2023 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), which provides wastewater treatment service to Alexandria, Virginia, announced in December that Karen Pallansch will retire in February 2023 after 30 years of service at the utility. Pallansch has served as general manager and CEO for the past 17 years. AlexRenew’sRead More

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

January 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Research centers focused on stormwater infrastructure will be established through federal funding after extensive support from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA). Congress has provided $3 million in initial funding for the establishment of three to five Centers ofRead More

ASTERRA: 75,000 leaks found with satellite tech

ASTERRA: 75,000 leaks found with satellite tech

January 26, 2023 at 10:08 am 0 comments

ASTERRA, which uses satellite leak detection technology to aid utilities in reducing water loss, announced recently it had located its 75,000th water leak using its Recover water leak detection service. The company says the leak was found in the United States, in the water systemRead More

AlexRenew selects MentorAPM to provide CMMS

AlexRenew selects MentorAPM to provide CMMS

January 25, 2023 at 7:30 am 0 comments

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), the wastewater treatment provider for Alexandria, Virginia, has selected asset management software provider MentorAPM to provide and implement a complete computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS). Continuing on its 70-year-old mission to protect public health and the environment, AlexRenew will utilize theRead More

OC San GM wins NACWA environmental award

OC San GM wins NACWA environmental award

January 24, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) has announced that General Manager Jim Herberg has been awarded the 2023 National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for Utility Leadership. The award will be presented at the NACWA winter conferenceRead More

AWWA’s insights from Water 2050 Technology Think Tank report

AWWA’s insights from Water 2050 Technology Think Tank report

January 24, 2023 at 10:00 am 0 comments

A diverse group of influential thinkers from within and outside the water community put forth 10 recommendations for a technologically-advanced water future in the second think tank report of the Water 2050 initiative. Published recently by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water 2050Read More