Water Management

Death, Taxes & Natural Monopolies

Death, Taxes & Natural Monopolies

February 19, 2019 at 10:01 am 0 comments

By Michael Warady Every middle school teacher in America has stood in front of a group of students and delivered the old Benjamin Franklin adage that “the only things guaranteed in life are death and taxes.” Luckily for those of us in the water industry, we know that this middleRead More

Shooting at Illinois Henry Pratt facility leaves 5 dead, 5 officers wounded; Mueller releases statement

Shooting at Illinois Henry Pratt facility leaves 5 dead, 5 officers wounded; Mueller releases statement

February 18, 2019 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Tragedy reached the water industry Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Ill., killing five and injuring another, according to police. After a shootout that left five officers wounded, the alleged suspect was shot and killed by police. Henry Pratt Co. is aRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

120WaterAudit nominated for tech awards

120WaterAudit nominated for tech awards

February 14, 2019 at 11:58 am 0 comments

120WaterAudit has been nominated for two TechPoint Mira Awards for New Tech of the Year and its Scale-Up of the Year honor. The TechPoint Mira Awards formed from the merging of two IT industry organizations in Indiana and honor technology innovation annually in the state. 120WaterAudit’s Public Water System Platform wasRead More

American Water names new chief environmental officer

American Water names new chief environmental officer

February 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

American Water has announced Kevin Kirwan has been named senior vice president and chief environmental and operational excellence officer, effective Feb. 12. “At American Water, we know that we must provide safe, clean, reliable water and wastewater services to our customers. Environmental Leadership is one of our values, and weRead More

Brown and Caldwell opens new office in British Columbia

Brown and Caldwell opens new office in British Columbia

February 12, 2019 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell has opened a new, permanent office in the Metro Vancouver area to better serve clients in the region’s municipal and private water and wastewater sector. The new office is located at Metrotower I, 4710 Kingsway, Burnaby. “This new office aligns with our visionRead More

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

February 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims to increase the use of domestically-produced iron, steel, cement and manufactured goods on a broad range of water and other infrastructure projects that receive federal funding assistance. However, the order does not alter the underlying statutory Buy American requirementsRead More

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

February 11, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Fracta, a technology company applying machine learning to aging water infrastructure, has extended the capabilities of its Likelihood of Failure (LOF) software to include Consequence of Failure (COF) and Business Risk Exposure (BRE). With LOF, COF and BRE, Fracta technology helps enable water utilities to assess and monetize the business riskRead More

NAWC announces staff changes

NAWC announces staff changes

February 11, 2019 at 10:26 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) continues to build out its staff team to support the association’s new strategic efforts on behalf of water companies across the United States. The organization has announced a staff promotion, as well as two new hires. “As the association representing America’s water companies,Read More

Philadelphia to partner with Sensus on AMI project

Philadelphia to partner with Sensus on AMI project

February 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

After a competitive request for proposal process, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has selected Sensus deliver smart water technology for its Metering and Customer Service Program. PWD provides services to more than 1.7 million people in Philadelphia. “Our AMI deployment will provide us with real time access to detailed waterRead More