Rehab & Replacement

Call for Abstracts! Water Asset Management Conference

Call for Abstracts! Water Asset Management Conference

July 19, 2018 at 9:04 am 0 comments

Organizers of the Water Asset Management Conference Online are accepting abstracts for the conference’s upcoming Fall Series in November 2018. Abstracts should be 150-200 words describing the scope of the proposed 45-minute presentation on a topic relating to water/wastewater utility asset management. Abstracts can be emailed directly to Andrew Farr, associate editorRead More

Honolulu unveils groundbreaking wastewater project

Honolulu unveils groundbreaking wastewater project

July 9, 2018 at 11:04 am 0 comments

The completion of Hawaii’s largest-ever wastewater system upgrade was formally announced in June by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Following a consent decree from the U.S. EPA to improve Windward Oahu’s sewage collection and treatment system by June 2018, Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering and construction firm, worked with theRead More

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

June 11, 2018 at 7:55 am 0 comments

How Digital Technology Can Be the Fundamental Agent of Change in the Modernization of Global Water Infrastructure By Gigi Karmous-Edwards & Will Sarni Global water infrastructure is underfunded. It is in need of repair, replacement and expansion to ensure access to water for sustained economic development, business growth and publicRead More

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

June 11, 2018 at 7:40 am 0 comments

Automation and Analytics Create New Opportunities for System Optimization Across the Water Sector Smart water infrastructure has quickly become an important urban infrastructure solution in both the United States and around the world. It has offered new solutions in response to cities, communities and even countries struggling to handle aRead 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

City of Shreveport Takes on $500 Million Sewer Rehab Program

City of Shreveport Takes on $500 Million Sewer Rehab Program

April 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Judy Nishimoto, Rajbarath Panneerselvam, Jonathan Kunay, Kerry Coker, Autumn Permenter & Judy Williams The City of Shreveport, La., is a relatively small community with a population of around 195,000, in 2016. The city’s sanitary sewer infrastructure includes more than 1,100 miles — 5.8 million ft — of gravity sewer linesRead More

NASSCO appoints new executive director

NASSCO appoints new executive director

March 20, 2018 at 9:40 am 0 comments

The executive board of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has announced the appointment of Sheila Joy as its new executive director, effective April 2, 2018. Joy will report to NASSCO’s Board of Directors and lead NASSCO in its ongoing mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenanceRead More

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

March 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A new study from Utah State University (USU) examines the increasing number of water main breaks across the United States and Canada, as well as associated pipe materials and what the trend could mean for the future of water infrastructure. The study, titled “Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study,”Read More

Palms & Pipelines

Palms & Pipelines

March 5, 2018 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

West Palm Beach Completes Groundbreaking Force Main Rehabilitation By Sharon M. Bueno West Palm Beach, Florida, provided the perfect setting to demonstrate just how important trenchless methods are to a community looking to upgrade its underground infrastructure with minimal disturbance and impact to its residents. West Palm Beach officials turnedRead More

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

Granite Construction to acquire Layne Christensen in stock merger

February 15, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE: GVA) and Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ: LAYN) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which was unanimouslyRead More

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