Private Financing / P3s

Veolia NA acquires American Water service contracts

Veolia NA acquires American Water service contracts

July 11, 2018 at 8:52 am 0 comments

Veolia North America has acquired the rights to 23 water treatment and energy service contracts from American Water Works Company, Inc. for $27 million. The transaction will expand the municipal water business of Veolia as 110 new employees will join its North American operation. As part of the sale agreement,Read More

National Association of Water Companies names new CEO

National Association of Water Companies names new CEO

June 29, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

The Board of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has selected Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Robert F. Powelson to serve as NAWC’s new chief executive. In his new role, Powelson will guide the strategic direction of the organization, oversee the association’s operations and work directly with the more thanRead More

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

April 9, 2018 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submitRead More

Consolidation & Privatization Would Help Communities Finally Resolve Urgent Infrastructure Issues

Consolidation & Privatization Would Help Communities Finally Resolve Urgent Infrastructure Issues

February 21, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

By Julius Ciaccia, Jr. Over the last 40 years serving in top-level management for water/wastewater public utilities, I’ve been witness to a steady conversation about the broadening infrastructure investment gap in the drinking water and sewer industry. We continue to strike the mallet to bring attention to the need forRead More

The Southern Delivery System began operations in April 2016 and features 50 miles of predominantly 66-in. pipeline.

What’s in Trump’s infrastructure plan?

February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

President Donald Trump has unveiled some specifics about his $1.5 billion-plus infrastructure investment plan after calling for a new commitment to rebuilding America’s infrastructure in his January State of the Union address. “This morning I submitted legislative principles to Congress that will spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure overhaul inRead More

Submit an abstract for the 2018 Water Finance Conference

Submit an abstract for the 2018 Water Finance Conference

February 12, 2018 at 10:30 am 0 comments

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2018 Water Finance Conference is Friday, February 23. The fourth annual Water Finance Conference, to be held August 28-29, 2018, in Washington, D.C., is a two-day event aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, general managers, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance directors,Read More

Trump puts price tag on infrastructure plan, calls for private sector investment

Trump puts price tag on infrastructure plan, calls for private sector investment

January 31, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed at least a $1.5 trillion investment in improvements to U.S. infrastructure, noting it as a top priority for his administration in the coming year while criticizing the current pace of needed construction projects. “I am askingRead More

What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

January 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

An early draft of the White House’s proposed infrastructure improvement plan leaked last week. The draft reveals some details of a plan to revitalize U.S. water infrastructure, as well as improve transportation, land revitalization and Veteran’s Affairs facilities. First reported by Axios, the leaked six-page document titled “Funding Principles” appears toRead More

Businessmen coming to an agreement by shaking hands

Suez, Aclara ink AMI partnership for U.S. market

January 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

SUEZ North America and Aclara today announced an exclusive strategic partnership to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) that will enable SUEZ to better serve municipalities across the United States. The agreement, which is exclusive to the U.S. marketplace, allows both companies to leverage their strengths toRead More

Reflections from Washington, D.C. — Water Infrastructure in the Balance

Reflections from Washington, D.C. — Water Infrastructure in the Balance

December 20, 2017 at 7:20 am 0 comments

By Michael Deane As we reflect upon the first year of the Trump Administration, I would like to offer some insight into recent developments in Washington, D.C., and what we are likely to see in 2018 with respect to water infrastructure funding and reform. This year began with an ambitiousRead More