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Cleveland Water Alliance to host ‘Erie Hack’ and Innovation Summit May 2-3

Cleveland Water Alliance to host ‘Erie Hack’ and Innovation Summit May 2-3

April 24, 2017 at 9:22 am 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), in conjunction with numerous partners from throughout the Lake Erie basin, including NASA Glenn Research Center and the Great Lakes Observing System, will present a first-ever Erie Hack Competition and Water Innovation Summit, May 2-3, at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio. Erie Hack isRead More

Report: States look to reuse, desal as long-term water supply options

Report: States look to reuse, desal as long-term water supply options

April 20, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

According to a new analysis from Bluefield Research, municipal water utilities across the United States have sparked a wave of investment in water reuse and desalination projects exceeding $18 billion. With traditional water supplies no longer a certainty for many utilities, demonstrated cost declines and competitiveness have been a critical driver to reuse andRead More

New York goes in big on clean water bill

New York goes in big on clean water bill

April 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

New York’s 2017-18 state budget has included a new clean water infrastructure bill that will allocate $2.5 billion for projects across the state. The money will be used to repair and replace old pipes and water mains to ensure clean drinking water, as well as making source water land acquisitionsRead More

Sculpting Cash

Sculpting Cash

April 18, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

  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

IPWA to host financial tools meeting April 20

IPWA to host financial tools meeting April 20

April 6, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

The International Private Water Association (IPWA) is organizing a Financial Tools Taskforce meeting on innovation in the water industry to be held Thursday, April 20 from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. EDT. The meeting, which will be hosted via teleconference, will be a Water Technology Innovation Clusters Update focusing on communitiesRead More

Balance the Fund with ‘Customer Conversations’

Balance the Fund with ‘Customer Conversations’

April 4, 2017 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Albuquerque Uses Customer Outreach to Gain Deeper Insights into Infrastructure Needs, Conservation and Rate Increases By Frank Roth & Carol Malesky As many utilities look to implement water conservation programs in order to address drought and water shortfalls, the challenge of maintaining a utility’s fund balances becomes more prevalent. AsRead More

Coalition takes bond message to Washington

Coalition takes bond message to Washington

April 3, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

In March, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) urged Congress to maintain tax-exempt municipal bond interest when lawmakers undertake a comprehensive tax reform bill, joining a letter sent to Capitol Hill organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ “Don’t Mess With Our Bonds” coalition. The letter, which was signedRead More

Water Week draws hundreds to D.C. in support of water infrastructure

Water Week draws hundreds to D.C. in support of water infrastructure

April 3, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

An array of water sector association partners gathered in Washington, D.C., in March to celebrate Water Week 2017, bringing  hundreds of water infrastructure professionals from around the country to the nation’s capital to elevate water as a national priority. Drinking and clean water utility participants also met with their representatives in Congress, spoke withRead More

New bill aims to increase Drinking Water SRF

New bill aims to increase Drinking Water SRF

April 3, 2017 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives in March would offer more generous terms for loans issued through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) while also giving EPA greater flexibility to adjust drinking water regulations based on the latest scientific data. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), the DrinkingRead More

House Dems offer water infrastructure proposals

House Dems offer water infrastructure proposals

April 3, 2017 at 11:01 am 0 comments

A pair of bills introduced by House Democrats in March would seek to pump billions of additional dollars into water infrastructure repair efforts, but neither proposal is expected to gain the necessary bipartisan support to advance. One of the measures offered was H.R. 1647, the latest iteration of Rep. EarlRead More

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