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How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

December 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The EPA has a chance to listen and implement water industry leaders’ recommendations on affordability using new data, methods, metrics and digital technologies. Here’s a review of submitted comments to the EPA on its proposed affordability guidance updates.  By Greg Baird In the United States, the water affordability paradigm isRead More

Plastics Pipe Institute celebrates 70 years

Plastics Pipe Institute celebrates 70 years

December 7, 2020 at 8:59 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) is celebrating its 70th year. Formed in 1950 as the Thermoplastic Pipe Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), PPI is now the leading North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, and is known for its researchRead More

Apply now for UESI Pipelines 2021 Conference public sector utility scholarships

Apply now for UESI Pipelines 2021 Conference public sector utility scholarships

December 7, 2020 at 8:55 am 0 comments

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) is once again offering the Public Sector Utility Scholarship program to attend its annual Pipelines Conference, the premier event for the industry. Established in 2017, the goal of the program is to support UESI Pipelines Conference attendanceRead More

NACWA: Clean water funding excluded from final WRDA package

NACWA: Clean water funding excluded from final WRDA package

December 7, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Friday evening, Congress released its long-awaited conferenced Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). Over the past several cycles, this bill has become the vehicle of choice for authorizing essential funding for clean and drinking water infrastructure. While both the House and Senate Committee versions of WRDA 2020 included clean waterRead More

New community benchmark on water infrastructure resilience released

New community benchmark on water infrastructure resilience released

December 4, 2020 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released the third of its Community Resilience Benchmarks — the water benchmark, which addresses resilience of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems. ANCR’s Community Resilience Benchmarks (CRBs) support communities in assessing their resilience and developing strategies for improvement. These benchmarks take aRead More

RCAP, Xylem, 120Water provide face masks to essential utility workers

RCAP, Xylem, 120Water provide face masks to essential utility workers

December 4, 2020 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) announced in July it was sourcing and donating 40,000 N95 masks to frontline water operators in partnership with Xylem Watermark and 120Water. In August, Xylem donated an additional 65,000 which RCAP was able to coordinate with 120Water to distribute in response to continued spikesRead More

Gaining Visibility with AMI: Texas Utility Tackles Smart Metering Project

Gaining Visibility with AMI: Texas Utility Tackles Smart Metering Project

November 30, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

By Zeb Wright Like many municipalities and utilities around the county, Faulkey Gully Municipal Utility District (MUD) knew they had an aging infrastructure that needed to be addressed. The utility, which serves a rapidly developing suburb northwest of Houston, knew that the meter system was nearing the end of its usefulRead More

Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

Closing the Funding Gap: Finance Considerations for Today & Tomorrow

November 30, 2020 at 10:13 am 0 comments

By Ian Lancaster & Katie Cason The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic volatility cast a blanket of uncertainty over many industries, causing key stakeholders — from investors to business leaders — to assess the shifting landscape and long-term implications for various sectors. For the water/wastewater infrastructure sector, there is little dispute regardingRead More

City of Gonzales, LA, Improves Billing Accuracy and Customer Satisfaction

City of Gonzales, LA, Improves Billing Accuracy and Customer Satisfaction

November 24, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

  City of Gonzales, LA leverages netAMP® Metering-as-a-Service to deliver accurate billing and reduce meter reading time by 71%. Download the case study now: https://bit.ly/2yK20rw

Here’s what the water sector wants from Congress and President-elect Biden

Here’s what the water sector wants from Congress and President-elect Biden

November 23, 2020 at 10:44 am 0 comments

In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden last week, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) urged the incoming administration to prioritize COVID-19 relief for water utilities and investment for the overall water infrastructure sector. The letter, authored by association president Melissa Elliott, cites AWWA research that revenue shortfalls at U.S. drinkingRead More