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2017 Water Finance Conference heading to Milwaukee

2017 Water Finance Conference heading to Milwaukee

December 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

The 2017 Water Finance Conference will head to Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28-29, for the 3rd annual event highlighting innovative financing approaches in the municipal water sector. The event will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum® near downtown Milwaukee. In each of the past two years, the Water Finance Conference has gatheredRead More

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Water Research Foundation publishes infrastructure funding report

December 19, 2016 at 11:32 am 0 comments

The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of innovative research supporting the water community, has published a new report to help utilities assess several new and emerging capital financing alternatives. The report indicates that while the new capital funding options may help, utilities still need sufficient and sustained revenueRead 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

Utility leaders, finance professionals connect at second annual Water Finance Conference

Utility leaders, finance professionals connect at second annual Water Finance Conference

September 12, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

The 2016 Water Finance Conference has announced the agenda for its second annual event being held Aug. 30-31 at the Denver Athletic Club in downtown Denver, Colorado.

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

How Colorado Springs Funded Its Landmark Southern Delivery System

August 12, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Signed, Sealed & Delivered By John Fredell & Bill Cherrier Everybody likes saving money – especially on critical infrastructure projects paid for by the public. The Southern Delivery System (SDS) — which began operation earlier this year — is the largest infrastructure project put into service at one time in theRead More

Report: Flint Water Rates Rapidly Increasing

Report: Flint Water Rates Rapidly Increasing

July 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

According to a report by The Detroit News, residents of Flint, Mich., could see their water rates double in the next five years. Flint, a city known for being economically depressed and for its ongoing water crisis due to lead in drinking water, is already hampered with some of theRead More

The Low Income Water Affordability Challenge…An Issue that Impacts All Utilities

The Low Income Water Affordability Challenge…An Issue that Impacts All Utilities

June 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

By Adam Krantz & Nathan Gardner-Andrews All of us in the water sector have reacted with a combination of horror, deep concern and confusion as the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., played out in recent months. The worst municipal water crisis in the United States in decades has become aRead More

House Committee Releases WRDA Bill Draft

House Committee Releases WRDA Bill Draft

May 23, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

On May 20, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released a draft of the House Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. Committee leaders plan to formally introduce the bipartisan bill early this week.

Is a Customer Assistance Program Right for Your Utility?

Is a Customer Assistance Program Right for Your Utility?

March 16, 2016 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Various customer assistance programs (CAPs) — including key areas for consideration associated with program design — can be explored by utility managers to help mitigate the impact on customers struggling to afford the cost of water utility services.