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NACWA: Congress releases final NDAA bill excluding controversial PFAS provisions

NACWA: Congress releases final NDAA bill excluding controversial PFAS provisions

December 16, 2019 at 10:23 am 0 comments

In an important legislative achievement for clean water, House and Senate negotiators released their compromise Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) earlier this week and excluded the most problematic PFAS provisions. The full report and summary are viewable online. Significantly for the clean water sector, the final package does not include a provision toRead More

Sensus Reach Award winners recognized for business, community impact

Sensus Reach Award winners recognized for business, community impact

December 16, 2019 at 10:22 am 0 comments

The 2019 Sensus Reach Award winners were recognized for their work saving lives, improving their communities and leading the adoption of smart technologies for the water, gas and electric industries. Sensus, a Xylem brand, congratulates these customers, distributors and employees for their achievements and shares their contributions to inspire others. TheirRead More

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

December 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

Groundwater Remediation Achieved through a 25-Year CERCLA-to-Drinking Water Program Of the many responsibilities with which a water utility is regularly tasked, ensuring public health is always at the forefront. In fact, public health is tied to just about everything a water utility does. But sometimes, fulfilling that responsibility doesn’t comeRead More

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

December 10, 2019 at 10:07 am 0 comments

By G. Tracy Mehan, III In the classic 1942 film “Casablanca,” Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, is asked by the world-weary Vichy French Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains, “What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?” “I came to Casablanca for the waters,” replies Rick. Captain Renault responds, “TheRead More

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

December 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

If you’re looking for a public utility leader who’s respected by her peers for her leadership style, passion about water and engagement across the industry to effect change in water resources management, Diane Taniguchi-Dennis checks all the boxes. As chief executive officer of Clean Water Services serving Oregon’s second-largest county,Read More

Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

December 9, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Itron has signed a contract with Louisville Water Company, which serves more than 1 million people in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, to modernize the water usage data collection process. The utility will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including replacing nearly 280,000 meters with the OpenWay Riva water communicationRead More

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

December 9, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies applauded a bill (S. 2942) introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that certain contributions are treated as non-taxable contributions to capital. The legislation aims to prevent taxation of Contributions inRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

KKR and XPV Water Partners launch new platform for nutrient management

December 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Global investment firm KKR, in partnership with XPV Water Partners, has announced the formation of a wastewater treatment platform with the goal of creating the leading provider of end-to-end nutrient management solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Through the foundational acquisitions of Environmental Operating Solutions, Inc. (“EOSi”) andRead More

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

December 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

The Water Systems Council (WSC), a national nonprofit organization focused on household wells and water well systems, has launched a comprehensive online guide to financial and planning resources for rural community drinking water infrastructure projects: waterprojectfunds.com. The new website follows the recent WSC-championed Water Supply Cost Savings Act, which requires thatRead More

The city skyline of Reno, Nevada with the surrounding urban area and foothills in the distance.

Reno selects Sensus for smart water deployment

December 2, 2019 at 6:58 am 0 comments

Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno, Nevada, is famous for its casinos. However, the city’s water utility isn’t gambling on outdated systems to deliver around-the-clock service to residents. As a community-owned water provider with more than 400,000 customers across Reno and the greater Washoe County region,Read More