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Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communication have allowed water utilities improve control of their water systems.

Four Trends Shaping Water Metering in 2020

February 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

By John Fillinger The previous decade saw the introduction and growth of smart water advancements in the water metering industry. Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communications systems, have allowed water utilities around the world, and especially in the United States, to improve control of their water systems andRead More

Report details opportunities for successful co-digestion at resource recovery facilities

Report details opportunities for successful co-digestion at resource recovery facilities

February 6, 2020 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Diverting food waste feedstocks like fats, oils and grease, food scraps, and food processing residuals to anaerobic digestion at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) can provide significant benefits to WRRF finances, as well as to the environment and community, according to a recent report from the Water Research Foundation andRead More

Tacoma Public Utilities selects Sensus for AMI project

Tacoma Public Utilities selects Sensus for AMI project

February 3, 2020 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) has entered into a contract with Sensus, a Xylem brand, to serve as the technology provider for its advanced meter project. The publicly-owned utility offers power, water, rail, internet and cable service to downtown Tacoma, Washington, and the surrounding area. The modernization effort means new advancedRead More

Itron, CPS Energy expand collaboration on energy and water literacy

Itron, CPS Energy expand collaboration on energy and water literacy

February 3, 2020 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. and CPS Energy, a municipally-owned energy and natural gas utility in the City of San Antonio, Texas, have expanded their collaboration to improve energy-water literacy and launched a new online resource aimed at providing interactive educational resources and materials to educate communities and inspire the next generation talentRead More

Report: Data demand will drive $92 billion in investment by 2030 

Report: Data demand will drive $92 billion in investment by 2030 

January 31, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Spending for digital water solutions in the United States and Canada is forecasted to grow 6.5 percent annually, far outpacing the growth of the broader municipal water and wastewater sector over the next decade, says a new report from water market research firm Bluefield Research. During this same period, annualRead More

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Civil firm Jones|Carter hires new VP of water, wastewater

January 30, 2020 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

Nieves Alfaro, P.E., has joined Jones|Carter as vice president of water and wastewater in Austin, Texas. With more than 25 years of experience, Nieves has extensive knowledge of civil, tunnel and environmental engineering. He is also adept in all phases of infrastructure projects for municipalities and water authorities in additionRead More

California’s Nevada Irrigation District enters contract with Sedaru

California’s Nevada Irrigation District enters contract with Sedaru

January 29, 2020 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

Sedaru, Inc. has announced that Nevada Irrigation District (NID) in Northern California has selected Sedaru for a five-year contract to deliver its real-time, enterprise asset and operational management system for NID’s water distribution, treatment plant, hydropower, recreation, watershed and fleet facilities. The district was seeking to replace its current system,Read More

EPA: Trump administration’s new WOTUS definition seeks to end confusion, federal overreach

EPA: Trump administration’s new WOTUS definition seeks to end confusion, federal overreach

January 27, 2020 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James last week announced a new, clear definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  According to EPA and the Department of the Army, the new definitionRead More

AWWA board elects next president-elect

AWWA board elects next president-elect

January 27, 2020 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s Board of Directors has elected Dr. Chi Ho Sham of Lexington, Mass., as the Association’s next president-elect. The treasurer, three vice presidents, a director-at-large and a service provider director-at-large were also selected during the Board’s annual winter meeting. Dr. Chi Ho Sham, vice president andRead More

Raftelis acquires Novak Consulting Group

Raftelis acquires Novak Consulting Group

January 27, 2020 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Raftelis has announced it has acquired The Novak Consulting Group (TNCG), expanding Raftelis’ financial and management consulting offerings into local government functions, including police, fire, recreation and transportation. “Over the past several years, our two firms have developed a strong relationship and we have great respect for TNCG’s work inRead More