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EPA invites 39 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

November 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 39 projects in 16 states and D.C. to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the selected borrowers will receive WIFIA loans totaling approximately $5 billion to help finance over $10 billion in water infrastructure investments and createRead More

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

November 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for $140 million in cash. Krausz Industries provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand forRead More

Educating to Employ: Public Works Programs Help to Close Gaps

Educating to Employ: Public Works Programs Help to Close Gaps

November 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

By Mike Russin The jobs report may show the unemployment rate at a rare low, but one industry has been struggling to hire for several years now. Municipalities are facing a workforce gap as Baby Boomers continue to enter retirement — and the jobs available are struggling to draw aRead More

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

November 12, 2018 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Global design firm Stantec on Oct. 19 announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of its construction division, MWH Constructors, to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P (“Oaktree”). The sale of MWH Constructors is inclusive of MWH Constructors’ U.K. and U.S. divisions and Slayden Constructors Inc. MWH Constructors joined StantecRead More

The Outlook for Partnerships and Private Investment: Q&A with NAWC CEO

The Outlook for Partnerships and Private Investment: Q&A with NAWC CEO

November 9, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

EDITOR’S NOTE — In September, Water Finance & Management sat down with new president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Robert Powelson. Powelson officially joined NAWC in August 2018 after a year serving on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to which he was confirmed inRead More

Countering the Affordability Challenge

Countering the Affordability Challenge

November 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Great Lakes Water Authority’s WRAP Program Aims to Put Customers on a Path to Self-Sufficiency A widely-held viewpoint across the municipal water sector is that water distribution and sewage collection service is underpriced. Water and sewer authorities operate primarily with funding from rate increases but still fall severely short inRead More

Managing Lead Compliance

Managing Lead Compliance

November 5, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Efficiently Managing Lead Testing and Data Collection Is Becoming More Prevalent for Water Utilities as LCR Mandates Evolve Professionals across the U.S. water sector would likely admit that while it was a catastrophic event, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, stemming from 2014, pushed the topic of water infrastructure intoRead More

Tesco Controls joins Water Design-Build Council

Tesco Controls joins Water Design-Build Council

November 2, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

Tesco Controls, Inc., (TESCO), a company specializing in systems integration for water distribution and collection, has joined the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) Board of Directors. Tesco Controls becomes the first system integrator to join the WDBC. Representing TESCO as an allied member on the WDBC Board of Directors is BrianRead More

California water district begins construction on state-of-the-art water recycling facility

California water district begins construction on state-of-the-art water recycling facility

November 1, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Oct. 20, more than 300 local officials and community members joined East Valley Water District (EVWD) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC), a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility in Highland, Calif., on the corner of N. Del Rosa and 6th Street. Permitting and construction ofRead More

Brown and Caldwell strengthens smart utility offering with BC Blue

Brown and Caldwell strengthens smart utility offering with BC Blue

October 31, 2018 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell recently announced the launch of its BC Blue, a new smart utility approach to assist water, wastewater and stormwater utilities in operations and management. Harnessing the power of emerging technologies, including Internet of Things and sensors, to collect and exchange data, BC Blue enables a broader understandingRead More