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California water district awards AMI contract to Mueller

California water district awards AMI contract to Mueller

March 15, 2021 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Calaveras County Water District in California has selected Mueller Systems to deploy an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network covering 1,000 sq-miles with 13,000 AMI endpoints. The project will replace the majority of the District’s meters and add communication capabilities to all meters. “We recognized some time ago that AMIRead More

EPA requesting additional input on Lead and Copper Rule

EPA requesting additional input on Lead and Copper Rule

March 15, 2021 at 8:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that it is extending the effective date of the Revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) so that the agency can seek further public input, particularly from communities that are most at-risk of exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA is committed toRead More

Water industry innovator Rajan Ray takes new role at CDM Smith

Water industry innovator Rajan Ray takes new role at CDM Smith

March 15, 2021 at 8:14 am 0 comments

CDM Smith is pleased to share that Rajan “Raj” Ray has joined the firm as a global strategy lead for digital solutions. Ray has more than two decades of experience in the development, commercialization and implementation of advanced digital solutions in the water industry. Prior to CDM Smith, Ray wasRead More

Biden signs COVID stimulus including water affordability program funding

Biden signs COVID stimulus including water affordability program funding

March 12, 2021 at 10:16 am 0 comments

President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act, legislation to deliver additional COVID-19 relief that contains $500 million in assistance for low-income clean water customers and support for critical water and sewer investments. This water assistance funding comes in addition to the initial $638 million providedRead More

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sign stands at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Financing for the DHS is set to lapse after Friday and the agency would face a partial shutdown unless Congress provides new money. More than 200,000 government employees deemed essential at DHS, including Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, would still have to report to their posts, even though their pay would stop unless Congress finds a solution. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

DHS announces funding for $1.87 billion in preparedness grants

March 8, 2021 at 9:19 am 0 comments

In February, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the release of the funding notice for eight different types of preparedness grants worth nearly $1.87 billion. Together, these programs provide more than $1.8 billion in critical funding to assist our state and local partners in building and sustaining capabilitiesRead More

Raftelis hires new chief economist

Raftelis hires new chief economist

March 8, 2021 at 6:55 am 0 comments

Steven McDonald has joined Raftelis as our Chief Economist to lead our new valuation and economic impact analysis services. He was formerly with CSG Economics at GAI Consultants. Valuation services and economic impact analyses have been top of mind for many Raftelis clients as they navigate the challenges of aRead More

The Water Resources Division collects a large amount of data from a combination of in-field monitoring and sample gathering.

Crossing the Chasm from the Old to the New

March 5, 2021 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

Internal Change Agents Give Northern Territory the Edge on Insightful Water Data By Nicole Nally Australia’s Northern Territory has around 250,000 people in two very distinct climate zones – the tropical climate in the North and the desert in the central region. Uluru is one of 27 national parks spread acrossRead More

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

March 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of C-. Although the report card finds the country is spending just over half of what is needed, it’s the first time infrastructure as a wholeRead More

Water sector applauds House leadership for affordability program boost

Water sector applauds House leadership for affordability program boost

March 1, 2021 at 10:36 am 0 comments

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act, legislation to deliver additional COVID-19 relief that contains $500 million for low-income water utility bill assistance. This new funding for low-income water assistance comes in addition to the initial $638 million provided in the December 2020 FY21 ConsolidatedRead More

Wireless monitoring systems are becoming essential to numerous applications, including smart metering, leak detection solutions, pipeline and tank level monitoring and valve actuation.

How Battery-Powered Wireless Sensors Help Preserve Water Resources

March 1, 2021 at 9:46 am 0 comments

By Sol Jacobs Battery-powered remote wireless sensors are at the heart of modern water infrastructure. Within industrialized nations, wireless monitoring systems are essential to numerous applications, including smart AMR/AMI metering, leak detection solutions, pipeline and tank level monitoring and valve actuation, just to name a few. Advanced wireless technology isRead More