Water Management

Poll: 88 percent of Americans want more federal investment in water

Poll: 88 percent of Americans want more federal investment in water

April 23, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

The Value of Water Campaign recently released the results from its third annual national poll demonstrating steadfast bipartisan support for water infrastructure, irrespective of the cost. The results are in and 88 percent of Americans voters agree: Now is the time to invest in the nation’s water infrastructure. The pollRead More

City of Boise, Brown and Caldwell get national engineering award

City of Boise, Brown and Caldwell get national engineering award

April 23, 2018 at 10:56 am 0 comments

The City of Boise and Brown and Caldwell recently announced they have received a national honor in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 51st Engineering Excellence Awards competition. Known industry-wide as engineering’s “Academy Awards”— the competition concludes with a gala celebrating U.S. engineering firms for projects demonstrating exceptional innovation,Read More

MWD of Southern California votes to approve WaterFix funding

MWD of Southern California votes to approve WaterFix funding

April 23, 2018 at 10:41 am 0 comments

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted April 10 to provide the additional financing necessary to allow for the construction of the full California WaterFix project, the district announced in a press release. The board authorized $10.8 billion for the project to modernize the state’s aging waterRead More

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

April 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Editor’s Note: As reducing non-revenue water remains front and center for water utilities, we sat down with Oded Fruchtman, CEO of Israeli leak detection technology provider Aquarius Spectrum, for his perspective on how the market stands on a global scale with regard to water loss management practices. Fruchtman has moreRead More

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

April 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

By Todd Danielson “Honey, why is the cat wet?” That is not a phrase people want to hear because most cats do not willingly get wet. Those of us in the utility world especially don’t want to hear the cat got wet because it could mean someone’s basement backed upRead More

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

April 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced its support for a Farm Bill introduced by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. In a letter delivered to the committee last week, AWWA thanked Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking MemberRead More

Performance Contracting Underwater: An Overview

Performance Contracting Underwater: An Overview

April 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

By David Clamage The business of performance contracting is one of the largest and most stable platforms for executing energy efficiency and reduction strategies in the global building and facilities stock — buildings for people to live and work in; others for manufacturing and governing our nation, states, cities andRead More

Safety by Design

Safety by Design

April 12, 2018 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Making Safety a Focus in the Design of Water Facilities Can Eliminate an Array of Issues By Elizabeth A. Rodgers, Michael Etheridge & Chase Hartz Imagine that an engineer offers to design your water facility or facility upgrade in such a way that it is safe to build, operate and maintain. YouRead More

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

April 9, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its sixth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, and the results show that nearly $473 billion is needed over the next 20 years to improve drinking water infrastructure in the United States. The agency is required under the 1996 Safe Drinking Water ActRead More

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EPA seeking applicants for next round of WIFIA loans

April 9, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applicants for up to $5.5 billion worth of loans and credit assistance through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Community water systems and other prospective borrowers have until 12 p.m. EDT on July 6 to submit a letter ofRead More

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