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Georgia utility tackles non-revenue water

Georgia utility tackles non-revenue water

July 16, 2018 at 11:05 am 0 comments

About 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, the City of Dallas, Georgia, offers a reprieve from the busyness of the big city with the retained charm of simpler times and a friendly community. While the city might have an easygoing appeal, running the local water utility is anything but a breeze.Read More

Capital Region Water taps smart city solutions

Capital Region Water taps smart city solutions

July 16, 2018 at 10:30 am 0 comments

Capital Region Water of Harrisburg, which manages the water distribution system for the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, announced the results of its work with 540 Technologies, an environmental and data solutions provider, to reduce water loss and optimize system efficiency. With 228 miles of water mains, Capital Region WaterRead More

American Water’s Sullivan named ‘CFO of the Year’ honoree

American Water’s Sullivan named ‘CFO of the Year’ honoree

July 13, 2018 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

Linda Sullivan, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of American Water, was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a CFO of the Year honoree. The award celebrates those executives who exemplify the professionalism, integrity, resilience, mastery of all the financial and people skills that make a great CFO. “IRead More

Texas city upgrades with Itron IoT solution

Texas city upgrades with Itron IoT solution

July 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

Itron, Inc. will install its OpenWay Riva IoT solution to provide water communication and leak sensor capabilities for the City of Pearland, Texas. The project will help the city reduce water loss and improve delivery of water to its 120,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics, a software-as-a-serviceRead More

Veolia NA acquires American Water service contracts

Veolia NA acquires American Water service contracts

July 11, 2018 at 8:52 am 0 comments

Veolia North America has acquired the rights to 23 water treatment and energy service contracts from American Water Works Company, Inc. for $27 million. The transaction will expand the municipal water business of Veolia as 110 new employees will join its North American operation. As part of the sale agreement,Read More

Pruitt out at EPA as scandals mount

Pruitt out at EPA as scandals mount

July 9, 2018 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Scott Pruitt is out as the nation’s top environmental chief. President Donald J. Trump announced in a July 5 tweet he has accepted Pruitt’s resignation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The news comes amid growing controversy over ethical questions regarding Pruitt. Trump also announced deputy administrator AndrewRead More

Honolulu unveils groundbreaking wastewater project

Honolulu unveils groundbreaking wastewater project

July 9, 2018 at 11:04 am 0 comments

The completion of Hawaii’s largest-ever wastewater system upgrade was formally announced in June by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Following a consent decree from the U.S. EPA to improve Windward Oahu’s sewage collection and treatment system by June 2018, Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering and construction firm, worked with theRead More

Sensus to expand North Carolina operation

Sensus to expand North Carolina operation

July 9, 2018 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Sensus USA, Inc., a provider of advanced metering technologies to utilities and municipalities, will expand its current operations in Durham County, N.C., creating 301 new jobs over five years, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced recently. The company will invest $4 million in North Carolina by the end of 2019.Read More

Aquarius Spectrum, TaKaDu announce partnership

Aquarius Spectrum, TaKaDu announce partnership

July 9, 2018 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Aquarius Spectrum and TaKaDu are collaborating to provide water utilities with a centralized, cloud-based solution for improved network efficiency, water loss reduction and asset management. Based on big data analytics and tailored algorithms, TaKaDu’s Central Event Management solution is being integrated with Aquarius’s automatic leak detection and monitoring system toRead More

Senate passes Farm Bill including water quality, funding provisions

Senate passes Farm Bill including water quality, funding provisions

July 2, 2018 at 7:40 am 0 comments

The U.S. Senate has passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on an 86-11 vote. The bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Farm Bill – as it is commonly referred to – for five years. The measure includes provisions that would extend programs that protect drinking water sources from farm runoff and offer assistanceRead More