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Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

January 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Dec. 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) took effect, nearly a year after they were finalized by the then-outgoing Trump Administration. The Biden administration marked the occasion by announcing a new Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan that will seek to achieveRead More

Call for Speakers! 2022 Water Asset Management Conference Online

Call for Speakers! 2022 Water Asset Management Conference Online

January 3, 2022 at 5:00 am 0 comments

May 4 | May 11 | May 18 | May 25 The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its May 2022 series. The series will offer four 2-hr sessions each Wednesday of the month and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management, presenting both theoretical andRead More

Fitch: Challenges Ahead for Utilities, But Not Enough to Weaken Ratings

Fitch: Challenges Ahead for Utilities, But Not Enough to Weaken Ratings

December 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Doug Scott U.S. water and sewer utilities will see some weakening in their financial profiles over the next several months, effectively reversing a trend of steadily declining leverage in recent years as utilities limited the rate of debt growth and posted robust operating margins. Part of the reason forRead More

How San Jose Water Uses Asset Management to Keep the Water Flowing

How San Jose Water Uses Asset Management to Keep the Water Flowing

December 17, 2021 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

By Andy Yang Numerous industries across the globe are beginning to recognize asset management as a critical and core function of their business operations. Some industries, such as those in oil and gas or nuclear, were early adopters of asset management due to the reliability and productivity it offers. ButRead More

Prefabricated Pump Station the Solution at Allegany County Fairgrounds

Prefabricated Pump Station the Solution at Allegany County Fairgrounds

December 17, 2021 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

By Jared Carpenter The Allegany County Fairgrounds, located just west of Cumberland, Maryland, occupy more than 150 acres along the Potomac River. Opposite the fairgrounds are the steep bluffs of Knobley Mountain in West Virginia. Scenic views to the south and east are spectacular, and considered a major asset toRead More

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

December 17, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

In December, several water sector associations wrote to EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox to express concern and opposition to the agency’s plans to incorporate cybersecurity audits as part of utility sanitary surveys. The EPA proposal was included in its FY22 budget request to Congress and officials have beenRead More

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EPA intends to ‘strengthen’ lead and copper regulations as LCR revisions take effect

December 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA says it is committed to using every tool available—statutory authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act, technical assistance, funding and more—to protectRead More

WEF, EPA launch NutrientSmart program

WEF, EPA launch NutrientSmart program

December 17, 2021 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched the NutrientSmart (NSmart) program to help reduce nutrient loadings in waterways and recognize the water utilities that are leaders and innovators. NSmart will begin as a pilot program and encourage the adoption of enhancedRead More

Texas municipality, Xylem get resilient against winter weather

Texas municipality, Xylem get resilient against winter weather

December 14, 2021 at 10:30 am 0 comments

When a severe winter storm encroached the state of Texas in February 2021, many residents were left without power, heat and water. As temperatures dropped below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, Texas entered a state of emergency and its water infrastructure was compromised. However, the City of Jacksonville, Texas quickly restored water service forRead More

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

December 13, 2021 at 10:16 am 1 comment

When you think about examples of great innovation, it’s easy to think about things like modern technology. The smart phone. Steve Jobs. A bold vision to change the status quo with a groundbreaking product or service. In the water/wastewater utility sector, that same kind of long-term, innovative vision for groundbreakingRead More