Rehab & Replacement

P3 to Finance Historic SAWS Water Supply Project

P3 to Finance Historic SAWS Water Supply Project

November 21, 2016 at 8:05 am 0 comments

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised international lenders led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., in connection with financing for the $920 million Vista Ridge Project, a water pipeline and well field that is expected to provide 20 percent more water to the CityRead More

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WE&RF Releases ‘Asset Management of Force Main Infrastructure’ Report

November 21, 2016 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The following is excerpted from the recently released report “Asset Management of Force Main Infrastructure” Synthesis Report published by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and IWA Publishing and written by Sunil K. Sinha, Bhaskar Dasari and Berk Uslu of Virginia Tech. For moreRead More

SWIM Conference to Focus on Data Analytics in Water

SWIM Conference to Focus on Data Analytics in Water

November 21, 2016 at 7:59 am 0 comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a remarkable speed with an estimated 50 billion connected objects by 2020, according to technology giant CISCO. What does this mean for the water industry? That is the thrust behind “Data Analytics for Improved Water Infrastructure Management”Read More

Black & Veatch Names Emery as Systems Rehabilitation Leader

Black & Veatch Names Emery as Systems Rehabilitation Leader

October 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

Black & Veatch has named Lorne Emery as Systems Rehabilitation Leader within its water business. Based in Toronto, Emery will work with clients throughout North America as they plan and execute improvements to aging linear water infrastructure systems. Emery’s appointment comes as municipalities across NorthRead More

This Week Is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This Week Is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 24, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

This week, Oct. 23-29, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and the theme is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.” Working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. EPA is conducting outreach and promoting educational activities toRead More

Environmental Protection through Water Loss Reduction

Environmental Protection through Water Loss Reduction

October 14, 2016 at 9:22 am 1 comment

Cave City, Ky., Uses PE 4710 to Upgrade Water System By Steve Cooper The Caveland Environmental Authority (CEA) in Cave City, Ky., has found the solution to reduce its 40 percent unaccounted water loss and protect the area’s sensitive subterranean ecology by replacing aging andRead More

Echologics field engineers install a permanent leak detection node to monitor a critical water transmission main for the development of leaks during construction pile driving activity near the main.

Water Main Leak Monitoring for Construction Risk Mitigation

October 10, 2016 at 8:30 am 0 comments

  By David Stewart Jones Pulling the manhole cover aside, the team of pipeline leak-detection specialists from Echologics looked down into the flooded underground chamber below. A local water utility crew pumped water from the chamber, slowly revealing valves and pipe fittings connected to a pairRead More

Six Charged with Felonies in Flint Water Crisis

Six Charged with Felonies in Flint Water Crisis

July 29, 2016 at 11:42 am 0 comments

Six state employees were criminally charged in district court Friday in connection with the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. Three employees of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and three state health department workers were charged with concealing unsafe lead levels. Genesee County JudgeRead More

DWSRF, WIFIA Funding Would Increase Under House Spending Bill

DWSRF, WIFIA Funding Would Increase Under House Spending Bill

July 18, 2016 at 9:39 am 0 comments

In July, the House of Representatives approved fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Interior-EPA appropriations legislation that includes tens of millions of additional dollars for drinking water infrastructure, but a presidential veto threat and Congress’ departure for a seven-week recess make the bill’s potential uncertain. The bill would fundRead More

PEOPLE: Maxwell Joins UIM Editorial Board

PEOPLE: Maxwell Joins UIM Editorial Board

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Water Utility Infrastructure Management (UIM) is pleased to announce that Steve Maxwell has joined its editorial board. Maxwell is Managing Director of TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group, based in Boulder, Colo.