Water Finance

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

January 13, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Andy Gere, president and chief operating officer of San Jose Water, has been named chairman of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) for 2020. Gere previously held the role of vice chairman at NAWC. NAWC represents regulated water and wastewater companies, as well as those engaging in partnerships with municipalRead More

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2020 Water Finance Conference

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2020 Water Finance Conference

January 8, 2020 at 8:42 am 0 comments

Organizers of the 2020 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its sixth annual event to be held August 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance managers with consultants, financial advisors, lawyers and serviceRead More

San Jose Water applies for AMI investment

San Jose Water applies for AMI investment

January 2, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

San Jose Water announced last month it had filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) throughout its service area. AMI technology includes advanced meters that can take up to hourly readings daily, along with a data transmission system to provide waterRead More

DC Water hires new general counsel

DC Water hires new general counsel

December 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

DC Water announced in November that Marc Battle will serve as its general council and executive vice president for legal affairs. The announcement followed a rigorous national search overseen by the DC Water Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have Marc and his expertise here at DC Water,” saidRead More

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

December 18, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

City of Mineral Wells, Texas, Uses Image Classification in Stormwater Rate Study By Tak Makino The City of Mineral Wells, Texas, is a community of approximately 15,000 people west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The city has experienced numerous floods in recent years, including significant damage in the 2015 Memorial DayRead More

Assessing the Return on Investment of AMI

Assessing the Return on Investment of AMI

December 18, 2019 at 11:30 am 0 comments

By David Rubin Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is widely considered to be the gold standard in modern communications networks among utilities of all kinds. It provides myriad advantages over older Automated Meter Reading (AMR) systems, from providing regular and timely meter reads to its ability to accommodate two-way communications. AMIRead More

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

December 9, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies applauded a bill (S. 2942) introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that certain contributions are treated as non-taxable contributions to capital. The legislation aims to prevent taxation of Contributions inRead More

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

December 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

The Water Systems Council (WSC), a national nonprofit organization focused on household wells and water well systems, has launched a comprehensive online guide to financial and planning resources for rural community drinking water infrastructure projects: waterprojectfunds.com. The new website follows the recent WSC-championed Water Supply Cost Savings Act, which requires thatRead More

US Water Alliance releases report on U.S. water access challenges

US Water Alliance releases report on U.S. water access challenges

November 25, 2019 at 9:24 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has released a new report in partnership with DigDeep and Michigan State University focusing on water access, titled Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States: A National Action Plan. Over the last three years, the US Water Alliance has been working to understand howRead More

Liberty Utilities Co. to acquire American Water’s New York operations

Liberty Utilities Co. to acquire American Water’s New York operations

November 22, 2019 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has announced that Liberty Utilities Co., Algonquin’s regulated utility operating subsidiary, has entered into a stock purchase agreement with American Water Works Company, Inc. to purchase American Water’s regulated operations in the State of New York for $608 million (U.S.), subject to customary adjustments. Headquartered inRead More