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Orange County gets GFOA award for transparency, budgeting practices

Orange County gets GFOA award for transparency, budgeting practices

February 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

As a public agency, being open and transparent is a primary goal for the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). These goals were recently rewarded when OCSD was acknowledged for its 2018 transparency efforts and budgeting process by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). For the 22nd consecutive year, OCSD hasRead More

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

February 11, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Fracta, a technology company applying machine learning to aging water infrastructure, has extended the capabilities of its Likelihood of Failure (LOF) software to include Consequence of Failure (COF) and Business Risk Exposure (BRE). With LOF, COF and BRE, Fracta technology helps enable water utilities to assess and monetize the business riskRead More

NAWC announces staff changes

NAWC announces staff changes

February 11, 2019 at 10:26 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) continues to build out its staff team to support the association’s new strategic efforts on behalf of water companies across the United States. The organization has announced a staff promotion, as well as two new hires. “As the association representing America’s water companies,Read More

Philadelphia to partner with Sensus on AMI project

Philadelphia to partner with Sensus on AMI project

February 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

After a competitive request for proposal process, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has selected Sensus deliver smart water technology for its Metering and Customer Service Program. PWD provides services to more than 1.7 million people in Philadelphia. “Our AMI deployment will provide us with real time access to detailed waterRead More

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

February 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Core & Main LP has closed on its previously announced definitive agreement to acquire select assets of Maskell Pipe & Supply, Inc., a California-based distributor and fittings fabricator of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The acquisition will mark the fifth by Core & Main since becoming an independent company from HDRead More

Orange County gets ASCE Project of the Year award

Orange County gets ASCE Project of the Year award

February 4, 2019 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) Mid-Basin Injection: Centennial Park (MBI) project was recognized with the Water Treatment Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers—Orange County Branch (ASCE OC). The award will be presented at the 2019 ASCE OC Branch Awards Dinner held on Thursday,Read More

Palo Alto plant to implement treatment upgrades  

Palo Alto plant to implement treatment upgrades  

February 4, 2019 at 10:16 am 0 comments

The City of Palo Alto, Calif., recently announced it has hired Brown and Caldwell to provide design services for secondary treatment upgrades at the city’s Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP). Operational since 1934 and serving the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford University,Read More

Kleinfelder to be acquired by private equity investment firm

Kleinfelder to be acquired by private equity investment firm

February 1, 2019 at 11:00 am 0 comments

The Kleinfelder Group Inc., an engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm with corporate offices in San Diego, Calif., has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm, in conjunction with the management of the firm. “The change in ownershipRead More

Water sector urges Congress to prioritize water in coming year

Water sector urges Congress to prioritize water in coming year

January 28, 2019 at 11:27 am 0 comments

In January, water sector organizations including the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) joined nearly 100 other national and regional organizations in sending a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership. The groups urged lawmakers to incorporate drinking and clean water funding into anyRead More

Wheeler addresses water priorities at Senate confirmation hearing

Wheeler addresses water priorities at Senate confirmation hearing

January 28, 2019 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Andrew Wheeler appeared before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee earlier this month for a confirmation hearing on his nomination to serve as EPA administrator. Wheeler, who President Trump formally nominated on Jan. 9 to lead the agency on a permanent basis, has served as acting administrator since formerRead More