Private Financing / P3s

EPA receives 67 new requests for WIFIA financing

EPA receives 67 new requests for WIFIA financing

November 23, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received 67 letters of interest in response to the agency’s 2020 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Notice of Funding Availability. A total of $9.2 billion was requested this year — the largest amount ever requested through the WIFIA program. “These lettersRead More

Veolia North America acquires meter-reading company Energenix

Veolia North America acquires meter-reading company Energenix

November 19, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Representing a growth strategy focused on clean energy, Veolia North America, through its energy subsidiary, SourceOne Inc., has acquired Energenix, a Boston-based utility meter reading and billing service that provides services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. The acquisition makes Veolia North America the leading provider of meter reading and billing services inRead More

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Power of the P3: Buffalo, Veolia Partnership Results in System Efficiency

October 22, 2020 at 8:45 am 0 comments

By Keith Oldewurtel In the United States, water and wastewater utilities are managing many challenges, with the EPA estimating that addressing the nation’s water infrastructure needs will cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next several decades. Faced with increasing water quality initiatives, limited financing and an often-aging assetRead More

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

September 8, 2020 at 6:01 am 0 comments

The 2020 Water Finance Conference, being presented in a virtual format in September, will touch on a range of topics in the water utility finance space including rate setting, customer affordability short- and long-term financial planning, revenue recovery through technology, financing unfunded regulatory mandates and privatization and consolidation. The sixth annualRead More

City of Buffalo renews water O&M contract with Veolia

City of Buffalo renews water O&M contract with Veolia

August 10, 2020 at 8:39 am 0 comments

Continuing a partnership that has led to greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability, the City of Buffalo has decided to renew its operations and maintenance contract with Veolia North America to provide drinking water services to a population of more than 250,000 people. Buffalo’s contract with Veolia North America will extendRead More

Virtual Water Finance Conference to cover utility rates, affordability, revenue recovery

Virtual Water Finance Conference to cover utility rates, affordability, revenue recovery

August 3, 2020 at 9:12 am 0 comments

September 8, 10, 15 & 17 The 2020 Water Finance Conference, which will be presented in a virtual format this September, will touch on a range of topics in the water utility finance space including rate setting, customer affordability short- and long-term financial planning, revenue recovery through technology, financing unfunded regulatoryRead More

EPA releases financial impact tool for water utilities

EPA releases financial impact tool for water utilities

July 9, 2020 at 10:03 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new tool to help water utilities assess the financial impact of COVID-19 on operations. Throughout the COVID-19 national health emergency — and as communities across the country reopen — water utilities have reliably provided safe drinking water and critical wastewater services.Read More

2020 Water Finance Conference shifts to virtual format

2020 Water Finance Conference shifts to virtual format

June 17, 2020 at 6:35 am 0 comments

The 2020 Water Finance Conference is shifting to a virtual format. The sixth annual event, which exclusively covers financing in the U.S. water utility sector, was originally scheduled for Aug. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the event will now present two-hour online sessionsRead More

Cal Water wants rate changes delayed until 2021

Cal Water wants rate changes delayed until 2021

May 1, 2020 at 11:35 am 0 comments

California Water Service Group announced that its California subsidiary, California Water Service (Cal Water), has requested that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) delay upcoming rate changes due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and has committed to deferring other bill increases during 2020. In a motion filed April 28, 2020Read More

NAWC releases 2020 Safety Benchmarking Report

NAWC releases 2020 Safety Benchmarking Report

April 27, 2020 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) released its annual Safety Benchmarking Report earlier in April. During a time of unprecedented concern for the health and safety of working in areas that are critical to the ongoing response to COVID-19, the benchmark study demonstrates the approach of NAWC member companiesRead More