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EPA outlines new drinking water plan

December 19, 2016 at 11:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a plan that serves as a national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations and other stakeholders to work together to increase the safety and reliability of drinking water. “Ensuring that all Americans have access to safe drinkingRead More

NACWA Winter Conference to highlight affordability, innovation

NACWA Winter Conference to highlight affordability, innovation

December 12, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The 2017 Winter Conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) will gather clean water professionals, regulators, key stakeholders and thought leaders to explore the balancing act among compliance, innovation and affordability. The 2017 Winter Conference, scheduled for Feb. 4-7 in Tampa, Fla., will be co-located with theRead More

Kim Colson: 2016 Water Finance & Management Award Winner

Kim Colson: 2016 Water Finance & Management Award Winner

December 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

The Master Planner The Managerial Maestro Behind North Carolina’s Innovative Water Financing Model By Andrew Farr   Kim Colson doesn’t ask for attention and he doesn’t want to be singled out. He’s at the center of a program that exemplifies innovation in water financing, yet he modestly maintains that for himRead More

USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

November 14, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $331 million in 85 projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 39 states and American Samoa. Community infrastructure investments are a key piece of USDA’s mission to support America’s ruralRead More

Atlanta Moving Forward with Stormwater Program

Atlanta Moving Forward with Stormwater Program

November 7, 2016 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

In March, more than 70 percent of Atlanta voters approved the reauthorization of the Municipal Option Sales Tax (MOST) to ensure the continued operation and efficiency of the city’s water and sewer infrastructure. Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently announced plans to move forward with eight shovel-ready projects toRead More

EPA Awards Small Grants to Urban Waters, Surrounding Communities

EPA Awards Small Grants to Urban Waters, Surrounding Communities

October 25, 2016 at 10:29 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1.3 million to 22 organizations in 18 states to help protect and restore urban waters and to support community revitalization and other local priorities. “Often underserved communities in our nation’s cities face disproportionate impacts from pollution, and too often they lack theRead More

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Xylem, Key Partner on Equipment Finance Program

October 24, 2016 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Xylem and Key Equipment Finance recently announced a partnership to provide flexible equipment financing options for water utilities and other organizations interested in acquiring Xylem’s water and wastewater transport and treatment solutions. Xylem is a global water technology provider that enables customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use waterRead More

How DC Water’s Environmental Impact Bond Works

How DC Water’s Environmental Impact Bond Works

October 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm 1 comment

The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) recently issued the nation’s first Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) to fund the initial green infrastructure project in its DC Clean Rivers Project, a $2.6 billion program to control stormwater runoff and improve the District’s water quality, creating a healthier future for residents.Read More

Bluefield: Muni Water CAPEX to Increase in Europe

Bluefield: Muni Water CAPEX to Increase in Europe

October 19, 2016 at 8:20 am 0 comments

According to a recent report from global water market insight firm Bluefield Research, European utilities are planning to invest more than $526 billion (USD) in water and wastewater infrastructure between 2016 and 2025. A combination of drivers including utility market restructuring, water and wastewater directives and improved efficiency have encouragedRead More

NAWC Announces Board Appointees

NAWC Announces Board Appointees

October 10, 2016 at 11:04 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced the organization’s new board of directors at its annual Water Summit last week. Martin Kropelnicki, president and CEO of California Water Service Group, has been elected president of the NAWC board of directors. Kropelnicki replaces Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA.Read More