Private Financing / P3s

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

5th Annual Water Finance Conference Welcomes Sonny Popowsky as Keynote Speaker

July 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Philadelphia’s water rate board chair and former Pennsylvania consumer advocate to discuss rate setting, affordability challenges Irwin A. “Sonny” Popowsky, chair of the City of Philadelphia’s Water, Sewer & Storm Water Rate Board, will kick off the fifth annual Water Finance Conference as the keynote speaker on the morning ofRead More

Mueller joins NAWC

Mueller joins NAWC

July 8, 2019 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced Mueller Water Products, Inc., and its family of companies as a new premier sponsor. “We are thrilled to welcome Mueller to NAWC. There has never been a better time to be involved in the association as we continue to expand memberRead More

Market Value concept on the gearwheels, 3D rendering

NAWC applauds Texas’ passage of fair market value legislation

June 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

Passage of Fair Market Value legislation in Texas will benefit the state’s customers, water and wastewater systems, and municipalities, according to the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). Fair Market Value legislation is a proven method that allows municipalities to gain access to the resources necessary to enable urgent infrastructureRead More

New report highlights acquisition trends in the U.S. water market

New report highlights acquisition trends in the U.S. water market

June 10, 2019 at 5:13 am 0 comments

The U.S. municipal water landscape is undergoing a transformation as critical infrastructure services — water, gas, and electricity — converge under single investor-owned utility banners. This trend is highlighted by the growing roster of diversified infrastructure service providers owning water and wastewater utilities in the U.S., according to a new report fromRead More

When to P3: New report examines use of public-private partnership model in water

When to P3: New report examines use of public-private partnership model in water

March 25, 2019 at 8:47 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has collaborated on a new report with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC that examines the relevance and potential of the public-private partnership (P3) project delivery model in the water sector. The report, “To P3 or not to P3,” presents results and insights from a joint AWWA/EYIARead More

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

Call for speakers extended for 2019 Water Finance Conference

March 4, 2019 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2019 Water Finance Conference is being extended to March 22. The 2019 event will be the fifth year for the Water Finance Conference and will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Water Finance Conference is aimedRead 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

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

November 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Growth in annual revenue accelerated for U.S. water utilities over the last year while leverage declined, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. According to Fitch, revenue increased almost 5 percent in the current median cycle with most of the growth again coming from rate adjustments. However, revenues didRead More

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

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