Rehab & Replacement

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.

METERING: Toho Water Authority Deploys AMI to Conserve Resources and Enhance Customer Service

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Aclara, a leader in Intelligent Infrastructure technologies part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc., announced that the Toho Water Authority, Kissimmee, Fla., has chosen the STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for a phased deployment, beginning with a 5,100-meter pilot.

CONFERENCES: Plastic Pipes XV Expands Sessions

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Attendees to the Plastic Pipes XV Conference, Sept. 20-22, 2010 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada will now have more sessions available than at previous conferences.

RESEARCH: EPA Funds $10 Million in Water/Wastewater Research

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) will receive $10 million in U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds to evaluate new technologies that will help utilities cope with aging and failing water and wastewater systems.

ASSOCIATIONS: AWWA Elects Next President

ASSOCIATIONS: AWWA Elects Next President

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Jerry Stevens, vowing to ?convert the brain drain into the brain power of young professionals,? was elected as AWWA?s next president-elect Jan. 18 during the winter meeting of the association?s Board of Directors.

ASSOCIATIONS: NAWC Announces Board of Directors

ASSOCIATIONS: NAWC Announces Board of Directors

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced that Charles Firlotte, president and chief executive officer of Aquarion Co., has been named president of the NAWC board of directors.

PLANNING: HDR Selected for Sustainability Study for Denver Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

PLANNING: HDR Selected for Sustainability Study for Denver Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District has selected HDR to perform a sustainability study for its proposed 20-24 million-gallon-per-day Northern Treatment Plant, which is to be located just north of Brighton along the South Platte River.