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Davis appointed new California Water Resources chief

Davis appointed new California Water Resources chief

July 31, 2017 at 6:40 am 0 comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown has named Grant Davis as the new director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The appointment, which requires state Senate confirmation, would mean Davis taking over the position on Aug. 1 as head of the state agency that oversees California’s water supplies. Davis, 54,Read More

The Essential Guide to Financing Smart Water Projects

The Essential Guide to Financing Smart Water Projects

July 28, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Welcome to the FREE “Essential Guide to Financing Smart Water Projects,” brought to you by Master Meter. In this complimentary, downloadable eBook, we have pulled our resources and insight from the pages of Water Finance & Management and from experts in the smart water and finance arena to give you an overview onRead More

Guide identifies opportunities, barriers to assisting low-income customers

Guide identifies opportunities, barriers to assisting low-income customers

July 24, 2017 at 8:57 am 0 comments

To assist low-income households in the United States with rising water and wastewater rates, seven leading water associations issued a guide that assesses the feasibility of rate-funded customer assistance programs (CAPs) in each state. Water and wastewater rates in the United States are increasing sharply as utilities address aging waterRead More

WateReuse board appoints new directors

WateReuse board appoints new directors

July 24, 2017 at 8:42 am 0 comments

The WateReuse Association announces the appointment of five new members to the Board of Directors to help lead the organization in advancing laws, regulations, funding and public acceptance for water recycling. With his extensive experience in government affairs, Jon Freedman, Vice President of Global Partnerships & Government Affairs for GeneralRead More

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment concluded markup recently on legislation that would make a series of minor reforms to the Safe Drinking Water Act while reauthorizing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The unanimously-approved Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017 authorizes spending up to $8 billion on theRead More

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

July 10, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Access to safe drinking water and the nation’s water infrastructure are major concerns for Americans across the country, according to “Perspectives on America’s Water,” a new study. A total of 6,699 American adults shared their views on water-related topics in this comprehensive online study conducted on behalf of Nestlé WatersRead More

Bluefield: Household water, sewer bills steadily outpacing inflation

Bluefield: Household water, sewer bills steadily outpacing inflation

July 10, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Residential water and wastewater bills have progressively increased by 5.7 percent annually over the past five years, outpacing average annual income growth (5 percent) and inflation (1.9 percent) and magnifying the financial challenges facing municipal water utilities. Analysis of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. show combined monthlyRead More

ASTM releases new standard for acoustic inspection

ASTM releases new standard for acoustic inspection

July 10, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

ASTM International has recently released a new standard based on InfoSense’s Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool or SL-RAT technology for inspecting gravity sewers. The ASTM standard F3220-17, titled “Standard Practice for Prioritizing Sewer Pipe Cleaning Operations by Using Transmissive Acoustic Inspection,” provides a new basis for municipal collection system operators,Read More

Businessmen coming to an agreement by shaking hands

WEF, SWAN partner to promote smart water

July 10, 2017 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), agreeing to jointly promote the development of best industry practices for more efficient and sustainable smart water networks. The water sector continues to promote and embrace innovation, and smart water networks haveRead More

Alberta utility exceeds water management goals with Sensus AMI

Alberta utility exceeds water management goals with Sensus AMI

June 26, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

For the Town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a way of life. Situated just south of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, the town boasts one of the lowest per capita gross water consumption rates in North America—50 liters per capita per day lower than the CanadianRead More

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