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What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

January 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

An early draft of the White House’s proposed infrastructure improvement plan leaked last week. The draft reveals some details of a plan to revitalize U.S. water infrastructure, as well as improve transportation, land revitalization and Veteran’s Affairs facilities. First reported by Axios, the leaked six-page document titled “Funding Principles” appears toRead More

NEORSD plant gets award for sustainable infrastructure

NEORSD plant gets award for sustainable infrastructure

January 29, 2018 at 11:48 am 0 comments

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s (NEORSD) Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Greater Cleveland area is the recent recipient of the Envision Silver award for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). Typically applied at the planning and design stages of infrastructure development, the Envision system ratesRead More

OWASA receives President’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water 

OWASA receives President’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water 

January 29, 2018 at 11:13 am 0 comments

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in Carrboro, N.C., recently received the prestigious Presidents Award for Distribution System Operation from the Partnership for Safe Water. To date, OWASA is only the third utility in the United States to achieve this award. The OWASA is a public, non-profit agency thatRead More

Finalists announced for 2018 smart cities grants

Finalists announced for 2018 smart cities grants

January 29, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The Smart Cities Council has announced the finalists for its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, of which five will be selected in early March to receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives. Additionally, Puerto Rico will be awarded a special Readiness Challenge Grant to helpRead More

Aclara launches new consumer engagement platform 

Aclara launches new consumer engagement platform 

January 26, 2018 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Aclara, a supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities, has launched an enhanced version of its Aclara Adaptive Consumer Engagement (Aclara ACE) platform powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud. This flexible and secure consumer engagement solution will allow utilities to be better equipped to engageRead More

FMI Construction Forecast: Direction for 2018

FMI Construction Forecast: Direction for 2018

January 23, 2018 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the January issue of Trenchless Technology magazine, a sister publication to Water Finance & Management. By Daniel Shumate With the last recession clearly in the tail lights, a slow recovery has morphed into a stable period of growth for construction put-in-place. Growth in constructionRead More

Jim Williams named AWWA’s next president-elect

Jim Williams named AWWA’s next president-elect

January 22, 2018 at 10:59 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association Board of Directors has selected Jim Williams of Mishawaka, Ind., as the association’s next president-elect. Two vice presidents and one director-at-large were also elected during the annual winter meeting in January. An AWWA member for more than 30 years, Williams is currently the general managerRead More

New mobile communications solution improves meter read rates

New mobile communications solution improves meter read rates

January 18, 2018 at 10:08 am 0 comments

The FlexNet EasyLink Mobile Communications is a new solution from Sensus aimed at assiting utilities to increase meter read rates and decrease drive time. The portable, radio-based device easily acquires data from electric, gas and water meters and is a simple, cost-effective way to simultaneously read Sensus SmartPoint modules and ERTRead More

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Suez, Aclara ink AMI partnership for U.S. market

January 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

SUEZ North America and Aclara today announced an exclusive strategic partnership to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) that will enable SUEZ to better serve municipalities across the United States. The agreement, which is exclusive to the U.S. marketplace, allows both companies to leverage their strengths toRead More

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

January 16, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Board of The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has accepted the resignation of Ted DeBoda, P.E., as its executive director. DeBoda will continue his role as a Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) Master Trainer and will provide consulting services to ensure a smooth transition. “At this juncture of myRead More

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