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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 last week 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 onRead 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

Flint Water

Flint to replace 18,000 water lines

April 17, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

A federal judge recently approved a deal to replace water lines for 18,000 homes in Flint, Mich. It’s the latest in some positive news for the city’s water crisis in recent months following the approval of $100 million in funding to help Flint improve its water system. The cost forRead More

Indiana utility enhances infrastructure with Sensus AMI

Indiana utility enhances infrastructure with Sensus AMI

April 17, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

Located in Daviess County, Indiana, Washington is a small city that is poised for growth. An expansion of the heavily traveled I-69 highway has added new connections to the region between Evansville and Indianapolis, improving access to jobs, education and healthcare. With the promise of commercial and residential growth, theRead More

Badger Meter announces new data privacy standards

Badger Meter announces new data privacy standards

April 17, 2017 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Badger Meter recently announced it has self-certified its participation with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield program was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to provide data privacy standards for the transfer of data between European Union (EU) residents and U.S. companies inRead More

San Diego water project wins prestigious ASCE award

San Diego water project wins prestigious ASCE award

April 17, 2017 at 8:55 am 0 comments

A project to increase water system resilience for San Diego County residents has won the prestigious 2017 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Black & Veatch delivered construction project management and design service on two of the four key facilities of the EmergencyRead More

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