Rates & Affordability

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.

PEOPLE: Maxwell Joins UIM Editorial Board

PEOPLE: Maxwell Joins UIM Editorial Board

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Water Utility Infrastructure Management (UIM) is pleased to announce that Steve Maxwell has joined its editorial board. Maxwell is Managing Director of TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group, based in Boulder, Colo.

METERING: Toho Water Authority Deploys AMI to Conserve Resources and Enhance Customer Service

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Aclara, a leader in Intelligent Infrastructure technologies part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc., announced that the Toho Water Authority, Kissimmee, Fla., has chosen the STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for a phased deployment, beginning with a 5,100-meter pilot.

CONFERENCES: Plastic Pipes XV Expands Sessions

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Attendees to the Plastic Pipes XV Conference, Sept. 20-22, 2010 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada will now have more sessions available than at previous conferences.

RESEARCH: EPA Funds $10 Million in Water/Wastewater Research

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) will receive $10 million in U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds to evaluate new technologies that will help utilities cope with aging and failing water and wastewater systems.

ASSOCIATIONS: AWWA Elects Next President

ASSOCIATIONS: AWWA Elects Next President

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Jerry Stevens, vowing to ?convert the brain drain into the brain power of young professionals,? was elected as AWWA?s next president-elect Jan. 18 during the winter meeting of the association?s Board of Directors.

ASSOCIATIONS: NAWC Announces Board of Directors

ASSOCIATIONS: NAWC Announces Board of Directors

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced that Charles Firlotte, president and chief executive officer of Aquarion Co., has been named president of the NAWC board of directors.

PLANNING: HDR Selected for Sustainability Study for Denver Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

PLANNING: HDR Selected for Sustainability Study for Denver Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District has selected HDR to perform a sustainability study for its proposed 20-24 million-gallon-per-day Northern Treatment Plant, which is to be located just north of Brighton along the South Platte River.