Articles by: WFM Staff

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

May 20, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified recently before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change about approaches to addressing PFAS in drinking water. Tracy Mehan, executive director of government affairs, spoke on behalf of AWWA, the non-profit organization whose 51,000 members represent water professionals throughout North America. “EPARead More

P3GreatLakes seeks green infrastructure funding via Environmental Impact Bonds

P3GreatLakes seeks green infrastructure funding via Environmental Impact Bonds

May 20, 2019 at 9:15 am 0 comments

The P3Great Lakes Initiative is seeking municipalities from the Great Lakes basin states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio Pennsylvania and New York — to finance green stormwater infrastructure via an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB). According to P3Great Lakes, the EIB is a financing tool that uses a “Pay for Success” approach to provideRead More

Tesco Controls acquires Trimax Systems

Tesco Controls acquires Trimax Systems

May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Tesco Controls, Inc. (TESCO), a North American control systems provider for the water and wastewater industry, recently announced it has acquired Trimax (TRIMAX) Systems, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. TRIMAX is a Southern California-based systems integrator serving the water and wastewater market, as well as the utility, solar and renewableRead More

AWWA: Rate survey shows increasing utility costs still driving up rates

AWWA: Rate survey shows increasing utility costs still driving up rates

May 13, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s most recent Water and Wastewater Rate Survey reveals that average increases in drinking water and wastewater charges continue to outpace the rise in the U.S. Consumer Price Index. The 2019 rate survey is now available here. Between the 2016 and 2018 surveys, charges increased 7.2 percent forRead More

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

WEF releases first-ever stormwater needs analysis revealing major funding gap

May 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The first-ever analysis of needs of the U.S. stormwater sector shows an estimated $7.5 billion annual funding gap and revealed top priorities and challenges across the country. The inaugural MS4 Needs Assessment Survey led by the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute, reflects an effort to learn more about the natureRead More

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Bentley names new chief research officer

May 10, 2019 at 7:50 am 0 comments

Bentley Systems recently announced Dr. Nabil Abou-Rahme has joined the company as chief research officer for the Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies. He will work from Bentley’s London offices, and will lead Bentley’s efforts in digital advancement research, collaborating with government, university, and industry visionaries to promote innovative solutions forRead More

At a cost of nearly $200 million, the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant Phase 1 Expansion is the largest public works project the city has ever completed.

Congressional Democrats, Trump meet on $2 trillion infrastructure outline

May 6, 2019 at 11:56 am 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), met last week to discuss the possibility of a bipartisan infrastructure deal. The two sides reportedly reached an agreement on the outline of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Details on the agreementRead More

Register today for UESI Pipelines 2019 Conference workshops

Register today for UESI Pipelines 2019 Conference workshops

May 1, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pipelines 2019 Conference is set for July 21-24 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference is the premier industry event for utility and pipeline owners, design and consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers,Read More

AMWA: Trump, Congressional leaders expected to regroup on infrastructure talks

AMWA: Trump, Congressional leaders expected to regroup on infrastructure talks

April 29, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders are expected to circle back on talks this week regarding comprehensive infrastructure legislation and the likelihood of passing such a bill in the near future, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). Trump is expected to host House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)Read More

Legal Corner: The Good and Bad News about EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Rule

Legal Corner: The Good and Bad News about EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Rule

April 25, 2019 at 8:34 am 0 comments

By David M. Moore The U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers issued the long awaited proposed waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule on Feb. 14, 2019. Settling the WOTUS question is a major priority for the Trump administration. The Proposed Rule has sweeping implications and affects all promulgated Clean Water ActRead More