Water Management

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment concluded markup last week on legislation that would make a series of minor reforms to the Safe Drinking Water Act while reauthorizing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The unanimously-approved Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017 authorizes spending up to $8 billion onRead More

NACWA releases ‘Environmental Justice Compendium’ touting clean water success

NACWA releases ‘Environmental Justice Compendium’ touting clean water success

July 14, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and a nationwide coalition of clean water agencies and utilities has released findings from its new Environmental Justice Compendium (EJ Compendium) entitled, Opportunities for Municipal Clean Water Utilities to Advance Environmental Justice and Community Service. Officials from clean water agencies across theRead More

Sinicropi to lead WateReuse Association

Sinicropi to lead WateReuse Association

July 14, 2017 at 9:17 am 0 comments

The WateReuse Association has named Patricia Sinicropi as its new executive director effective Sept. 5. Sinicropi, who previously served as the senior legislative director for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), has extensive experience in federal advocacy with both Congress and federal agencies. She brings a wealth ofRead More

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

July 10, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Access to safe drinking water and the nation’s water infrastructure are major concerns for Americans across the country, according to “Perspectives on America’s Water,” a new study. A total of 6,699 American adults shared their views on water-related topics in this comprehensive online study conducted on behalf of Nestlé WatersRead More

ASTM releases new standard for acoustic inspection

ASTM releases new standard for acoustic inspection

July 10, 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

ASTM International has recently released a new standard based on InfoSense’s Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool or SL-RAT technology for inspecting gravity sewers. The ASTM standard F3220-17, titled “Standard Practice for Prioritizing Sewer Pipe Cleaning Operations by Using Transmissive Acoustic Inspection,” provides a new basis for municipal collection system operators,Read More

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WEF, SWAN partner to promote smart water

July 10, 2017 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), agreeing to jointly promote the development of best industry practices for more efficient and sustainable smart water networks. The water sector continues to promote and embrace innovation, and smart water networks haveRead More

Thompson Pipe Group acquires U.S. Pipe assets

Thompson Pipe Group acquires U.S. Pipe assets

July 10, 2017 at 8:30 am 0 comments

  Thompson Pipe Group has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, a division of Forterra. The new entity will operate under the name Thompson Pipe Group, and becomes one of the largest and most diverse pressure pipe providers in NorthRead More

2017 US Water Prize winners announced

2017 US Water Prize winners announced

June 28, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has awarded the 2017 US Water Prize to five recipients: Aurora Water; Kohler; ‘Change the Course,’ a national freshwater restoration campaign; Mark Schleifstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune; and Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. This year, the US Water Alliance added two new categories toRead More

PVC Pipe Association examines environmental impact, performance of water, sewer pipes

PVC Pipe Association examines environmental impact, performance of water, sewer pipes

June 26, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, recently announced the completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America. The study used life cycle assessment methodology to evaluate the cradle-to-grave sustainability of commonly usedRead More

Trinity River Authority selects InfoMaster for wastewater system maintenance

Trinity River Authority selects InfoMaster for wastewater system maintenance

June 26, 2017 at 9:46 am 0 comments

  Innovyze announced recently that the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has selected its InfoMaster software for use in prioritizing the operations and maintenance activities of its wastewater system. TRA is a conservation and reclamation district providing water and wastewater treatment, along with recreation and reservoir facilities, for municipalitiesRead More

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