Water Management

City of Chattanooga Agrees to $250 Million Sewer Improvement Plan

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General recently announced a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the City of Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga has agreed to pay a $476,400 civil penalty and make improvements to its sewer systems, estimated by the city at $250 million, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage.

Financing America?s Infrastructure Needs

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In 2005, an EPA advisory panel (EFAB) issued a white paper on financing infrastructure over the useful life of the assets. The paper wasn?t widely distributed or broadcast for the general public at the time, but EPA?s senior managers hailed the analysis and called for further study of industry practices.

Water Infrastructure Management Award: Steve Allbee

Water Infrastructure Management Award: Steve Allbee

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In fall 2002, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its much-anticipated Clean Water and Drinking Water Gap Analysis. The report became one of the most-cited documents within the water/wastewater sector, highlighting the challenges we face with regard to aging infrastructure and capital investment.

Addressing America?s Aging Water Infrastructure:

Addressing America?s Aging Water Infrastructure:

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The renewal and replacement of infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges facing the water industry. Cost estimates for needed system investment range from the hundreds of billions of dollars to trillions of dollars by 2035.

Providence Water Integrates Leak Detection Technology to Recapture Lost Water  and Revenue

Providence Water Integrates Leak Detection Technology to Recapture Lost Water and Revenue

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

As the largest water utility in the State of Rhode Island, Providence Water supplies 60 percent of the state?s drinking water, which includes wholesale distribution and 72,000 retail customer connections across 17 cities and towns.

Leak Detection: A Step toward  Accountability

Leak Detection: A Step toward Accountability

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Accountability is defined by Webster?s Dictionary as ?responsibility to someone or for some activity; the state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; Syn: answerable, liable, responsible.? Accountability is an important word, and commitment, in the distribution of potable water.

California Wastewater Industry Roundtable

California Wastewater Industry Roundtable

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (SCAP), which represents more than 80 wastewater agencies, recently conducted a roundtable discussion with four long-time California wastewater industry leaders on the multiple challenges facing the industry.

U.S. Presence  Expands at Singapore  International Water Week

U.S. Presence Expands at Singapore International Water Week

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The fifth Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) was a huge success. Held in conjunction with two other events (the third World Cities Summit and the inaugural CleanEnviro Singapore) at the famous Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, SIWW took place July 1-5.

Pure Technologies Appoints New U.S. Vice President

Pure Technologies Appoints New U.S. Vice President

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Pure Technologies has appointed John J. Galleher Jr., as vice president for its newly established U.S.-based regional office in San Diego, Calif.

SMART METERING: Panama City, Fla. Selects Sensus AquaSense for Flow Detection, Zero-Lead Meters

September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The 36,000 residents in Panama City, Fla. will benefit from smart water network technologies now being installed throughout the city.