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The Effective Utility Management Initiative: Past, Present & Future

The Effective Utility Management Initiative: Past, Present & Future

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The intense economic realities of the ?new normal? of today?s business environment are driving both private- and public-sector entities to make significant changes to their organizations and to enhance their focus on efficiently meeting their current and future challenges.

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Sustainable infrastructure provides the quantity and quality of water necessary to meet present needs without affecting the needs of future generations. More than ever, the water needs for future generations are in peril.

Blue Gold Rush

Blue Gold Rush

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Milwaukee is inextricably linked to water. The city lies on the shore of Lake Michigan and near the confluence of the Menomonee, Milwaukee and Kinnickinnic rivers. In fact, the name itself is a Native American term often translated as ?gathering place by the water.?

Seeing the Underground

Seeing the Underground

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

For many years, the need to accurately map underground utilities was not a priority for cities and utilities. But as the underground space has become increasingly congested and development has encroached on what had been open land, knowing the precise location of pipelines is becoming more and more critical.

NAWC Hosts Annual Conference in Arizona

November 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Amid stunning scenery of canyons and cacti, NAWC hosted its 113th Annual Conference at the Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel in Tucson, Ariz., from Oct. 10 ? 13.

SouthWest Water Announces Completion of Merger

November 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

SouthWest Water Company announced the completion of its merger in which institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Water Asset Management LLC have acquired the company.

Citizens Energy Group Board of Directors Approves Utility Transfer

November 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Citizens Energy Group Board of Directors Aug. 11 approved definitive agreements that will transfer the water and wastewater utilities of the City of Indianapolis to Citizens.

EPA Reviewing Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water

September 29, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has issued voluntary information requests to nine natural gas service companies regarding the process known as hydraulic fracturing.

GAO Reports on Infrastructure Bank, PPP Options

September 29, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on issues related to establishing a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) and use of various types of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to contribute to wastewater infrastructure financing.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT: American Water Awarded Contract to Build New Wastewater Plant in N.Y.

September 29, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that its subsidiary, Applied Water Management, has been awarded a $4.5 million contract from Home Properties Inc.