Water Management

CDM Smith’s Habibian honored with Bechtel award from ASCE

CDM Smith’s Habibian honored with Bechtel award from ASCE

August 11, 2022 at 8:16 am 0 comments

Ahmad Habibian, Ph.D., P.E., was recently honored with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award for his outstanding achievements in the engineering profession. The Bechtel award recognizes a member of the ASCE who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of pipeline engineeringRead More

Texas PUC swears in new commissioner

Texas PUC swears in new commissioner

August 10, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Kathleen Jackson has been sworn in as commissioner of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas. Jackson was appointed to the PUC by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 5, 2022. She previously served as a Board Member of the Texas Water Development Board since 2014. “I’m grateful for Gov.Read More

A Legal History of PFAS

A Legal History of PFAS

August 8, 2022 at 9:39 am 0 comments

It took one lawsuit to expose the toxicity of PFAS. And more than two decades of litigation to begin to address the harm it has caused. By Michael DiGiannantonio In 1999, a farmer in West Virginia, Wilbur Tennant, filed the first lawsuit against DuPont for contaminating water with perfluorooctanoic acidRead More

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

August 8, 2022 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a “Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory” to help water utilities as they work to comply with recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The document includes recommendations for public water systems to assist in identifying and tracking lead serviceRead More

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

August 1, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

Registration is open for 8th annual event in Washington, D.C. The agenda for the 2022 Water Finance Conference will highlight a number of current issues impacting the capital planning of water/wastewater systems in the United States including Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act fund distribution, water pricing and affordability, and regulatory issuesRead More

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

July 19, 2022 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Continued impacts from the ongoing global pandemic, concerns about drought and water contaminants, and workforce shortages were the key issues identified in the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) annual State of the Water Industry report, which is now available. Since 2004, AWWA has published the annual State of the Water Industry Report based onRead More

EPA launches web portal with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law resources, ‘disadvantaged community’ definitions, more

EPA launches web portal with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law resources, ‘disadvantaged community’ definitions, more

July 18, 2022 at 8:08 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Resources for Drinking Water webpage that features resources designed to help states and water systems with the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Water utilities can access resources regarding underserved communities, building water system capacity, water security, and factRead More

Getting Resilient: City of Phoenix Utilizes Insertion Valve to Strengthen Operations

Getting Resilient: City of Phoenix Utilizes Insertion Valve to Strengthen Operations

July 18, 2022 at 7:08 am 0 comments

By Dave Shelton Being responsible for providing safe drinking water to approximately 1.5 million people is no easy task, but the City of Phoenix Water Service Department remains up for the challenge. As part of its ongoing efforts, the water service department is always looking for effective solutions to ensureRead More

DC Water CEO, GM to give opening keynote at Water Finance Conference

DC Water CEO, GM to give opening keynote at Water Finance Conference

July 18, 2022 at 5:00 am 0 comments

Eighth annual conference coming to nation’s capital Aug. 17-18 David L. Gadis, chief executive officer and general manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), will give the opening keynote at the eighth annual Water Finance Conference on the morning of Aug. 17. The conference isRead More

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

July 11, 2022 at 5:45 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell & Seth Mansergh The EPA recently announced new health advisories for the two most commonly found forms of PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), to 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) and 0.02 ppt, respectively. Reductions in these levels had been expected since October 2021,Read More