Articles by: WFM Staff

WF&M Conversations: Talking rate setting, rate maintenance and communication with Waterworth’s JP Joly

WF&M Conversations: Talking rate setting, rate maintenance and communication with Waterworth’s JP Joly

September 29, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

While water and wastewater utilities are frequently tasked with a meeting multitude of operational standards, they also regularly tackle financial challenges that can have enormous economic ramifications to the public. With this in mind, how often should utilities look to raise rates? Can annual rate maintenance be done in a moreRead More

Municipality is first in Canada to receive prestigious drinking water award

Municipality is first in Canada to receive prestigious drinking water award

September 28, 2020 at 6:33 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) on Sept. 16 presented Halton Region with the Directors Award, recognizing an outstanding commitment to high drinking water quality and treatment. Of the 250 water service providers and 400 treatment plants that belong to the international Partnership for Safe Water program, Halton Region is theRead More

EPA announces new WIFIA loans totaling more than $415 million

EPA announces new WIFIA loans totaling more than $415 million

September 21, 2020 at 9:36 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans at events in Oceanside, Calif. and Salt Lake City, Utah. EPA’s 27th and 28th WIFIA loans will provide more than $415 million to help the local communities finance important water infrastructure projects—supporting anRead More

Mueller introduces ‘Piperank’ virtual condition assessment service

Mueller introduces ‘Piperank’ virtual condition assessment service

September 21, 2020 at 8:36 am 0 comments

Mueller has announced the release of PipeRank, a virtual condition assessment that enables water utilities to get visibility into pipe failures before they happen. The PipeRank technology, powered by VODA.ai and delivered by Echologics, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, is designed to predict future failures more accurately than age-based estimatesRead More

EPA announces research funding to control harmful algal blooms

EPA announces research funding to control harmful algal blooms

September 21, 2020 at 8:13 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken another step to address the environmental challenges posed by harmful algal blooms (HABs) by announcing $6,487,188 in funding to seven institutions to research how to prevent and control HABs using current and new technologies. With the announcement, EPA under President Donald TrumpRead More

eBook: Best Value Procurement for the Modern Water Utility

eBook: Best Value Procurement for the Modern Water Utility

September 21, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Public water and wastewater utilities in the United States face a number of challenges on a regular basis. One that is often underreported is procurement and supply management. For water utilities, this refers to the process by which the organization acquires products, supplies, new technologies, equipment, materials and other waterworksRead More

Cleveland Water Alliance receiving grant to support innovation initiatives

Cleveland Water Alliance receiving grant to support innovation initiatives

September 18, 2020 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance is one of 52 organizations nationwide that will receive funding from the U.S. government to support entrepreneurship and grow the economy. CWA, a non-profit organization that seeks to better utilize the economic and job-creating potential of Lake Erie through innovation and technology, was awarded a $600,000Read More

Moonshot Missions partners with MDE on peer-to-peer network

Moonshot Missions partners with MDE on peer-to-peer network

September 17, 2020 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Moonshot Missions and the Maryland Department of the Environment have announced a partnership to build the Maryland Utility Peer to Peer Network which will provide supplemental technical assistance to water utilities in underserved communities in Maryland. “As we talk with clean and safe water experts across the nation, we consistentlyRead More

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

September 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pre-publication release of its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA). The new document will aid water sector utilities and theirRead More

SUEZ names new president of utility division

SUEZ names new president of utility division

September 14, 2020 at 9:12 am 0 comments

SUEZ announced it has named Charles Dickerson as president of its utility division for North America, effective Aug. 31. Dickerson is a senior operations executive and thought leader with more than 30 years of unique and broad utility experience ranging from production, transmission and distribution to customer service, human resources andRead More