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The Value of Digital Transformation in Water at JEA

The Value of Digital Transformation in Water at JEA

September 1, 2021 at 8:53 am 0 comments

JEA’s water and wastewater operations have embraced and leveraged digital technologies by creating a data strategy, using the real-time data to drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life and meet environmental compliance, all while reducing risk. In addition, with the COVID-19 pandemic, resilient utilities are monitoringRead More

Knowing how much downtime a plant can manage may affect meter choice, but there may be a trade-off between ease of installation and accuracy.

Report: U.S. water systems are consolidating slower than needed

September 1, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

A recent report from the Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, says the consolidation of water systems in the United States is happening at an extremely slow pace. While stronger state policies on consolidation are already coming on line, the EPA should prioritize a new policy to incentivizeRead More

Sedaru launches new operations management platform

Sedaru launches new operations management platform

August 31, 2021 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

Sedaru, Inc. has announced the launch of its next generation Sedaru OMNI Platform, which it says can improve the flexibility, power and reach of core work order, asset management and operations management capabilities to empower utilities in their digital transformation. Sedaru OMNI enables water and wastewater utilities to take controlRead More

EPA announces $25 million in WIIN grants

EPA announces $25 million in WIIN grants

August 30, 2021 at 8:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $25 million in Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grants to help improve drinking water. EPA says it is committed to ensuring that all Americans, especially those living in small towns and underserved communities, have safe waterRead More

SUE: The Future of Locating Buried Utilities Is Now

SUE: The Future of Locating Buried Utilities Is Now

August 26, 2021 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Joseph Porter Investigating the underground world and depicting the findings has become a significant challenge as an ever-increasing plethora of utility infrastructure continues to age. As more utilities are installed in the ground, it is integral to identify and record information as it relates to gas, fiber, water, telecommunications,Read More

PPI appoints new board of directors chair

PPI appoints new board of directors chair

August 25, 2021 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), has announced that Douglas Keller, Technical Lead – Americas for Equistar Chemical’s Pipe Resins, is now the chair of its board of directors, a two-year appointment. Keller, who has been a member of PPI for 12 years, moves to the chair position after serving asRead More

WEFTEC announces new health and safety measures, to require proof of vaccination

WEFTEC announces new health and safety measures, to require proof of vaccination

August 25, 2021 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Anyone attending WEFTEC in October will be required to show proof of vaccination or provide the results of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours of the time of arrival at registration. The new requirements are in addition to the City of Chicago’s current indoor mask mandate. The WaterRead More

EPA receives 50 new requests for WIFIA funding totaling $8.2 billion

EPA receives 50 new requests for WIFIA funding totaling $8.2 billion

August 19, 2021 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received 50 letters of interest in response to the agency’s 2021 Notices of Funding Availability. Requests totaling $8.2 billion exceed the agency’s $6.5 billion in available financing and highlight widespread needs for water infrastructure upgrades to benefit communities across the country. “Investing in water infrastructureRead More

Fitch: Arizona water rates rise as Colorado River shortage declared

Fitch: Arizona water rates rise as Colorado River shortage declared

August 18, 2021 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

According to Fitch Ratings, mandatory water cuts from the Colorado River for the 2022 water year were recently announced by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) in its Colorado Basin August 2021 24-month study. Per the study, Lake Mead will operate under a tier 1 shortage for the 2022 waterRead More

Rio Grande Valley Reuse: How One Texas Utility Is Using Water Reclamation to Aid Conservation

Rio Grande Valley Reuse: How One Texas Utility Is Using Water Reclamation to Aid Conservation

August 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

For more than 20 years the Public Utility Board of the City of McAllen, Texas, has invested in using reclaimed water to conserve potable water. McAllen, which is in Hidalgo County in South Texas in the Rio Grande Valley bordering Mexico, has a population of roughly 146,000 and began providingRead More