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GOP tax plan preserves muni bond tax exemption, eliminates new PABs

GOP tax plan preserves muni bond tax exemption, eliminates new PABs

November 6, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Under a draft tax reform plan released by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives last week, interest earned on municipal bonds issued to fund public water and wastewater infrastructure would remain fully exempt from federal taxation. But the plan would also eliminate new issuances of private activity bonds (PABs).Read More

Badger Meter to acquire Carolina Meter & Supply

Badger Meter to acquire Carolina Meter & Supply

November 6, 2017 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Badger Meter, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire assets of Carolina Meter & Supply, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as to hire their five employees. Carolina Meter distributes Badger Meter products to municipal water utility customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Following theRead More

Casado to oversee Gannett Fleming’s water business

Casado to oversee Gannett Fleming’s water business

November 6, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Luis Casado, P.E., has been named director of Gannett Fleming’s Water Business Line. In this role, Casado will oversee the operations and strategic growth of Gannett Fleming’s water practice and will continue to hold the positions of southeast region director and senior vice president. “Luis brings decades of experience onRead More

Underwood elected AMWA president for 2018

Underwood elected AMWA president for 2018

October 30, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Mac Underwood, general manager at Birmingham Water Works, was elected to serve as president of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for the coming year at the 2017 Executive Management Conference in St. Simons, Ga., earlier this month. Underwood oversees all areas of the Birmingham Water Works Board’s dailyRead More

Pipe Relining Overview: CIPP Still the Market Leader

Pipe Relining Overview: CIPP Still the Market Leader

October 30, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

By Mike Kezdi As pipeline system owners – whether it be a municipality, utility or private entity – become more cognizant of the need to repair their aging and deteriorating systems, the trenchless pipe relining industry is there to greet them with open arms. Pipe relining, in all of itsRead More

Are You  Reducing Your Energy Costs? The Key to Performance Contracting Is Truly in the Performance

Are You Reducing Your Energy Costs? The Key to Performance Contracting Is Truly in the Performance

October 30, 2017 at 9:43 am 0 comments

By David Clamage The application of performance contracting to your business can be very profound and highly effective – as well as economical. You are using the savings derived from new and improved energy assets to pay for themselves. We have been on the finance side of this industry forRead More

Small Water Systems Face Big Financial Challenges

Small Water Systems Face Big Financial Challenges

October 25, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Liz Harvell Of the more than 151,000 public water systems in the United States, 97 percent — 146,767 — are considered small water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Despite the high number of public water systems that are consideredRead More

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

October 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

By Graham Symmonds In October 2015, California was deep in the grasp of an intense drought. At that time, more than 92 percent of California was in severe, extreme or exceptional drought, affecting more than 36 million people. Today, California is wading in a relative abundance of water, with noRead More

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

October 23, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would strengthen a Farm Bill program that allows water and wastewater utilities to partner with local farmers on conservation projects that benefit regional water quality and quantity. Sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the Regional Conservation PartnershipRead More

2017 NAWC Water Summit highlights rate regulation, technology in the sector

2017 NAWC Water Summit highlights rate regulation, technology in the sector

October 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Private water industry leaders from across the country gathered Oct. 15-17 in Seattle, Wash., for the 2017 NAWC Water Summit. This year’s Summit programming included addressing water infrastructure needs, rate regulation, use of drone technology and economic and geopolitical trends. “NAWC is pleased to bring together water industry professionals toRead More

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