By David Clamage Nineteenth century French sculptor Auguste Rodin once said, “Even with all the documents, you can never forge nature.” In delivering water to your communities, you don’t so much forge nature as sculpt it to the goals of your community defined by their needs, your budget, theRead More
Last week, the White House released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. As expected, the proposal includes severe cuts to government agencies but also expands support for some programs related to critical infrastructure. As proposed, the budget would lead to a 31 percent reduction in funding for the U.S.Read More
Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing By David Clamage Welcome to 2017 – a year that’s certain to be filled with change for you and your business of delivering, treating and addressing the water needs of your community. Politics, as always, will play a role in your decision making as well asRead More
According to a recent report from global water market insight firm Bluefield Research, European utilities are planning to invest more than $526 billion (USD) in water and wastewater infrastructure between 2016 and 2025. A combination of drivers including utility market restructuring, water and wastewater directives and improved efficiency have encouragedRead More
By Adam Krantz & Nathan Gardner-Andrews All of us in the water sector have reacted with a combination of horror, deep concern and confusion as the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., played out in recent months. The worst municipal water crisis in the United States in decades has become aRead More
Among the proposals highlighted by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week was $250 million for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects around the state. Also last week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a plan to spend $220 million to modernize the state?s aging water system.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation?s wastewater infrastructure.