Water Management

EPA rule to reduce lead plumbing materials finalized

EPA rule to reduce lead plumbing materials finalized

August 3, 2020 at 9:59 am 0 comments

In July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule to reduce lead in plumbing materials used in public water systems, homes, schools and other facilities. The agency says the action marks a significant milestone in implementing the Trump Administration’s Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead ExposuresRead More

North Carolina utility selects Sensus for smart utility network

North Carolina utility selects Sensus for smart utility network

August 3, 2020 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Along a well-travelled stretch of Winston-Salem’s Peters Creek Parkway in North Carolina, local motorists and visitors can’t miss the colorful, 50-ft-tall otter. Stretching 290 ft across the ground-level water tank, the artwork is a nod to both the local water supply and the North American River Otter that is indigenousRead More

Archer Western, Brown and Caldwell begin expansion of water reclamation facility

Archer Western, Brown and Caldwell begin expansion of water reclamation facility

August 3, 2020 at 8:55 am 0 comments

Construction of large-scale expansions to the Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Roswell, Georgia, is officially underway. The Fulton County Department of Public Works’ $300 million project, the largest single capital expansion project in Fulton County’s history, is being delivered by the design-build joint venture of Archer Western and BrownRead More

Georgia city moves forward with extensive water loss control program

Georgia city moves forward with extensive water loss control program

July 27, 2020 at 11:13 am 0 comments

When the City of Dallas, Georgia, launched an initiative to get a handle on water loss, they couldn’t know just how far their journey would take them. Just 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, the water infrastructure at the City of Dallas includes 3,700 water connections across 38 miles of waterRead More

AMWA: Spending bill with WIFIA restrictions advances in House

AMWA: Spending bill with WIFIA restrictions advances in House

July 27, 2020 at 10:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program would receive no new funding under a package of FY21 appropriations bills approved by the House of Representatives last week. Lawmakers have adopted an amendment to the bill intended to protect projects already awaiting WIFIA loans. The measure would provide EPARead More

Stantec assisting Washington city on water pollution control facility

Stantec assisting Washington city on water pollution control facility

July 27, 2020 at 10:37 am 0 comments

As the City of Everett, Washington, continues to grow, the city’s Public Works Department is developing a facilities plan for its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). Stantec is currently providing an alternatives analysis for the 60-year-old facility with the goal of guiding capital and operational investments for the next twoRead More

New survey polls U.S. confidence in tap water

New survey polls U.S. confidence in tap water

July 20, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Four in five Americans served by a water utility (77 percent) say the quality of their tap water is excellent or good, although Black and Hispanic respondents report a lower level of satisfaction, according to a survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The JuneRead More

House FY21 spending bill includes no new direct WIFIA appropriations

House FY21 spending bill includes no new direct WIFIA appropriations

July 20, 2020 at 9:30 am 0 comments

As the start of the federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) rapidly approaches on October 1st, the U.S. House has begun working to advance its annual Appropriations (funding) bills through their committee process. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed its Interior and Environment bill to fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Read More

Core & Main to acquire Water Works Supply Co.

Core & Main to acquire Water Works Supply Co.

July 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Core & Main LP, a U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Water Works Supply Co. The acquisition will mark Core & Main’s 11th transaction since becoming an independent company in AugustRead More

Austin Water selects WaterSmart for customer engagement program

Austin Water selects WaterSmart for customer engagement program

July 14, 2020 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Austin Water has selected WaterSmart – a VertexOne Brand to provide customers with an easy-to-use online and mobile customer portal. The program is a complement to Austin Water’s water meter network upgrade to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), known as My ATX Water. WaterSmart’s platform will give the utility and its 1 millionRead More