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The Evolving Role of CMMS in the Water Industry

The Evolving Role of CMMS in the Water Industry

March 25, 2019 at 7:23 am 0 comments

By Alex Williams Ensuring the safety of citizens, managing critical assets, complying with regulatory standards and eliminating unplanned downtime — these are a few of the major hurdles faced by water industry professionals. Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) can play a significant role in carrying out these responsibilities. A Brief HistoryRead More

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released an animated whiteboard explainer that helps consumers understand how to protect their households from the risk of lead in drinking water. “Your water utility strives to provide safe and healthy water for your home,” the animation states. “We all play a role in keepingRead More

Deadline for nominations extended for 2019 US Water Prize

Deadline for nominations extended for 2019 US Water Prize

March 22, 2019 at 11:43 am 0 comments

The deadline for nominations for the 2019 US Water Prize has been extended to Friday, April 26. Awarded on an annual basis by the US Water Alliance, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated and inclusive solutions to the nation’s water challenges. It is the preeminentRead More

GASB 34 Reporting of the Value of Buried Infrastructure

GASB 34 Reporting of the Value of Buried Infrastructure

March 20, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Assess and Monetize the Condition of Water Mains By Doug Hatler & Greg Baird Asset Management practices combined with the latest condition assessment tools using artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, to assess the condition of buried water mains provides a new method forRead More

White House FY20 budget proposes cuts for EPA, Army Corps

White House FY20 budget proposes cuts for EPA, Army Corps

March 18, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would be cut by nearly a third next year under an FY20 budget proposal released by the Trump administration last week. The spending cuts, which would reduce EPA appropriations from their FY19 level of just over $8.8 billion to $6.1 billion next year, would alsoRead More

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

March 17, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The Trump administration’s FY20 budget request would provide first-ever appropriations for a number of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs that Congress authorized last year through America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). Altogether, the request would seek a total of $92.8 million to fund new AWIA initiatives. Among the AWIA winners in theRead More

Gannett Fleming gets award for Maryland dam project

Gannett Fleming gets award for Maryland dam project

March 17, 2019 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The American Council of Engineering Companies Maryland presented Gannett Fleming with an Outstanding Project Award for Maryland American Water’s Bel Air Impoundment project during the 2019 Excellence in Engineering Awards on Feb. 21. The Bel Air Impoundment is the largest dam project in Maryland in 30 years and sets newRead More

National Water Policy Fly-In to host clean water executives, EPA officials at Water Week anchor event

National Water Policy Fly-In to host clean water executives, EPA officials at Water Week anchor event

March 11, 2019 at 9:02 am 0 comments

This week, water sector leaders from across the United States will join regulators, water advocacy groups and elected officials at the National Water Policy Fly-In, April 3-4, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The National Water Policy Fly-In serves as the anchor event for Water Week. Presented jointlyRead More

New report highlights benefits of utility consolidation

New report highlights benefits of utility consolidation

March 11, 2019 at 8:53 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina have released a new report titled Strengthening Utilities through Consolidation: The Financial Impact. The report synthesizes the financial impacts of consolidating water utility service by looking at the real-world, diverse experiences of eight communities fromRead More

WWEMA Washington Forum to highlight technology, trade during Water Week

WWEMA Washington Forum to highlight technology, trade during Water Week

March 11, 2019 at 8:01 am 0 comments

This week the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) will join several other major water organizations for Water Week 2019, a national policy event that draws water professionals from across the country together to advocate for the unique needs of drinking water and clean water utilities. This year, WWEMA’sRead More