Water Management

AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

February 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association has launched a new benchmarking program to assist water and wastewater utilities that are looking to improve their performance. The program, which will collect and release utility performance data, was developed to help utilities track their own data and compare it to established standards among water industryRead More

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Trimble, Aquarius Spectrum announce partnership

February 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Trimble announced today an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the United States. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management sensors and software solutions to address the growing challengesRead More

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

February 15, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) and Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ: LAYN) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which was unanimouslyRead More

Xylem acquires smart solutions provider EmNet

Xylem acquires smart solutions provider EmNet

February 12, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Xylem Inc. announced it has acquired EmNet, LLC, a rapidly growing provider of smart solutions that enable municipalities to manage the urban water cycle and wastewater and stormwater systems. The addition further expands Xylem’s portfolio of advanced infrastructure analytics solutions and capabilities. Financial terms were not disclosed. EmNet’s core technology andRead More

Neptune rebrands with look toward innovation

Neptune rebrands with look toward innovation

February 12, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Water technology company Neptune Technology Group Inc. (Neptune), has officially introduced a new look, logo and branding campaign that the company says is focused on innovations that water industry professionals can use to ‘win your day.’ Neptune serves more than 4,000 water utilities across North America, engineering measurement systems, networks,Read More

EPA, Army finalize WOTUS applicability date

EPA, Army finalize WOTUS applicability date

February 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army (Army) have finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Clean Water Rule (the 2015 Rule). This rule provides clarity and certainty about which definition of “waters of the United States” is applicable nationwide in responseRead More

NEORSD plant gets award for sustainable infrastructure

NEORSD plant gets award for sustainable infrastructure

January 29, 2018 at 11:48 am 0 comments

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s (NEORSD) Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Greater Cleveland area is the recent recipient of the Envision Silver award for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). Typically applied at the planning and design stages of infrastructure development, the Envision system ratesRead More

OWASA receives President’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water 

OWASA receives President’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water 

January 29, 2018 at 11:13 am 0 comments

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in Carrboro, N.C., recently received the prestigious Presidents Award for Distribution System Operation from the Partnership for Safe Water. To date, OWASA is only the third utility in the United States to achieve this award. The OWASA is a public, non-profit agency thatRead More

Finalists announced for 2018 smart cities grants

Finalists announced for 2018 smart cities grants

January 29, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The Smart Cities Council has announced the finalists for its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, of which five will be selected in early March to receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives. Additionally, Puerto Rico will be awarded a special Readiness Challenge Grant to helpRead More

Aclara launches new consumer engagement platform 

Aclara launches new consumer engagement platform 

January 26, 2018 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Aclara, a supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities, has launched an enhanced version of its Aclara Adaptive Consumer Engagement (Aclara ACE) platform powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud. This flexible and secure consumer engagement solution will allow utilities to be better equipped to engageRead More

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