Water Finance

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

November 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized in October at the 2018 NAWC Water Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Two of Cal Water’s submissions – one for its large-scale treatmentRead More

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

November 12, 2018 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Global design firm Stantec on Oct. 19 announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of its construction division, MWH Constructors, to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P (“Oaktree”). The sale of MWH Constructors is inclusive of MWH Constructors’ U.K. and U.S. divisions and Slayden Constructors Inc. MWH Constructors joined StantecRead More

The Outlook for Partnerships and Private Investment: Q&A with NAWC CEO

The Outlook for Partnerships and Private Investment: Q&A with NAWC CEO

November 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

EDITOR’S NOTE — In September, Water Finance & Management sat down with new president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Robert Powelson. Powelson officially joined NAWC in August 2018 after a year serving on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to which he was confirmed inRead More

Countering the Affordability Challenge

Countering the Affordability Challenge

November 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Great Lakes Water Authority’s WRAP Program Aims to Put Customers on a Path to Self-Sufficiency A widely-held viewpoint across the municipal water sector is that water distribution and sewage collection service is underpriced. Water and sewer authorities operate primarily with funding from rate increases but still fall severely short inRead More

Trump signs industry-backed, bipartisan water infrastructure bill

Trump signs industry-backed, bipartisan water infrastructure bill

October 24, 2018 at 11:00 am 0 comments

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday. The U.S. water infrastructure sector is lauding it as an important step forward in the nation’s efforts to fund the renewal of aging water infrastructure. The measure moved on to the President’s deskRead More

Aqua America to acquire Peoples natural gas entities

Aqua America to acquire Peoples natural gas entities

October 23, 2018 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

Aqua America Inc., a regulated water and wastewater utility, has announced it will acquire Peoples in an all-cash transaction that reflects an enterprise value of $4.27 billion, which includes the assumption of approximately $1.3 billion of debt. Peoples consists of Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, Peoples Gas Company LLC and DeltaRead More

NACWA, AMWA among supporters of new water affordability legislation

NACWA, AMWA among supporters of new water affordability legislation

October 23, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) have extended support for new legislation aimed at improving the affordability of water and wastewater service for low-income customers. Introduced led by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the Low-Income WaterRead More

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

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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