Water Finance

Congress advances water infrastructure legislation

Congress advances water infrastructure legislation

October 18, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The Senate has passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act, a bill generally passed every two years and often referred to as the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). The legislation deals with funding a range of water infrastructure improvements. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Committee on EnvironmentRead More

AMWA supports new water affordability legislation

AMWA supports new water affordability legislation

October 8, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has extended its support for new legislation aimed at improving the affordability of water and wastewater service for low-income customers. Last week, AMWA sent a letter of support to a pair of senators who are preparing to introduce legislation that would create two new U.S.Read More

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Report: Annual OPEX for water and wastewater utilities nearing $100 billion

September 24, 2018 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

According to a recent 2018-2027 forecast by Bluefield Research, operating expenditures (OPEX) for water and wastewater utilities continue to climb at a steady clip. Over the last 10 years, utilities’ OPEX has risen 15 percent, reaching the $79 billion mark in 2017. At this current pace, Bluefield Research forecasts theRead More

Atlanta DWM announces new nutrient recovery efforts

Atlanta DWM announces new nutrient recovery efforts

September 24, 2018 at 11:56 am 0 comments

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has launched a partnership with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc., to install and operate a nutrient recovery facility at the DWM’s R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center (WRC), delivered under a design-build agreement and financed through a unique operating lease model. “We areRead More

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

September 17, 2018 at 10:25 am 0 comments

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a significant water policy bill that includes a number of industry priorities on drinking water and other provisions impacting water infrastructure funding. America’s Water Infrastructure Act, bill S. 3021, combines two versions of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation developed earlier this year by theRead More

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

September 17, 2018 at 9:58 am 0 comments

To better serve its customers in the Southeastern United States, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is opening a new mobile water service center in Atlanta. Mobile, on-demand water treatment solutions are valuable options for industries needing high-quality water in an emergency or for a scheduled outage. SUEZ offers a fleetRead More

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

September 17, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

XPV Water Partners, a growth equity investor that makes investments in the water sector, recently announced it has supported a management buyout of Metasphere Ltd., an internationally-recognized end-to-end provider of remote telemetry solutions. Metasphere has been operating in the remote monitoring and control business for 30-plus years and its productsRead More

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

September 11, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced the creation of a Board-led Standing Committee focused on contract operations. The new Contract Operations Committee represents NAWC members engaged in the provision of water and wastewater services via operating agreements, public-private partnerships (P3s), and related arrangements with municipalities and otherRead More

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

September 10, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

In August, EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) released a draft report providing recommendations to the agency on water infrastructure investment. The document, entitled EPA’s Role in Addressing the Urgent Water Infrastructure Needs of Environmental Justice Communities, outlines suggested actions EPA should take to address water infrastructure challenges in disadvantaged communities. Among theRead More

Is Supply Management in Your Mission Statement? …Maybe It Should Be.

Is Supply Management in Your Mission Statement? …Maybe It Should Be.

August 22, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Jim Baehr There’s no doubt that articulating the vision and mission of your water utility is necessary. They communicate your core purpose – your brand – the utility’s fundamental reason for being. Building a brand on ‘purpose’ is becoming more and more important. It’s how your utility is perceived,Read More