Water Finance

Orange County gets GFOA award for transparency, budgeting practices

Orange County gets GFOA award for transparency, budgeting practices

February 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

As a public agency, being open and transparent is a primary goal for the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). These goals were recently rewarded when OCSD was acknowledged for its 2018 transparency efforts and budgeting process by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). For the 22nd consecutive year, OCSD hasRead More

Water sector urges Congress to prioritize water in coming year

Water sector urges Congress to prioritize water in coming year

January 28, 2019 at 11:27 am 0 comments

In January, water sector organizations including the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) joined nearly 100 other national and regional organizations in sending a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership. The groups urged lawmakers to incorporate drinking and clean water funding into anyRead More

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City of Cedar Park, Texas, enhances customer communications with Sensus AMI

January 21, 2019 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

The City of Cedar Park, Texas, located near Austin, is changing the way it communicates with its water customers. Rather than putting an invoice in the mail and taking questions over the phone, the city has upgraded its system with technology that puts customers in the driver’s seat. “We sawRead More

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

January 16, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

An expanded analysis of the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance suggests that community water systems owned by regulated water companies are less likely to violate the SDWA than water systems owned and run by local governments. The new analysis was funded byRead More

Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

January 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump on Monday signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. This bill codifies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, providing local communities with critical new flexibilities in meeting their Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations. The National Association of Clean WaterRead More

Nasdaq launches California water pricing index

Nasdaq launches California water pricing index

January 14, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Nasdaq, along with Veles Water and WestWater Research, has announced the launch of the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index (NQH2O), the first of its kind water index that benchmarks the price of water in a way that supports price discovery and enables the creation of a tradable financial instrument. WhileRead More

COMMENTARY: Construct Water Infrastructure Projects Right the First Time

COMMENTARY: Construct Water Infrastructure Projects Right the First Time

January 9, 2019 at 11:13 am 0 comments

By Tony Hyde One unifying factor for both the general public, but also for many of us who vote for, manage and design infrastructure projects, is that water and wastewater projects can feel as though they are out of sight, out of mind. Buried pipe systems are easy to forgetRead More

Rate Structuring & Steering the Conversation from Skepticism to Acceptance

Rate Structuring & Steering the Conversation from Skepticism to Acceptance

January 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

By Prabha Kumar The ethos and expectations of the utility management, the administration, the rate-approving body and the ratepayers intersect during every utility’s rate setting and approval process. Municipal utilities, municipal authorities and investor-owned utilities that head down the rate setting path all need to effectively address a myriad of interestsRead More

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

NACWA: New bill will provide greater certainty for long-term investment

January 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is applauding Congress for its strong bipartisan action in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act. The bill, passed in December, will codify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, and provide local communities with critical new flexibilitiesRead More

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

December 21, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. water sector is praising Congress for passing a ‘Farm Bill’ that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. The bill will provide important policy and funding tools to better address many of the nation’s water quality challenges through holistic and collaborative watershed approaches. “This isRead More