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EPA recognizes 2018 WaterSense partners

EPA recognizes 2018 WaterSense partners

October 8, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring 20 water utilities, manufacturers, builders and organizations for protecting the environment by creating and promoting WaterSense-labeled fixtures, homes and programs. EPA’s WaterSense partners have helped Americans save more than 2.7 trillion gallons of water and $63.8 billion on utility bills since 2006.Read More

Trump calls out ‘clean water’ at Minnesota rally

Trump calls out ‘clean water’ at Minnesota rally

October 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

On Thursday, President Donald Trump voiced his desire for America to have “clean water” during a campaign-style rally in Rochester, Minnesota. Despite several calls for infrastructure investment since being elected, the president – similar to past presidents – rarely addresses drinking water or wastewater issues, specifically. Trump’s mention of cleanRead More

Mueller unveils new branding

Mueller unveils new branding

October 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc. introduced a new brand identity and refreshed logo at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) earlier this month in New Orleans. “Over the past 160 years, we’ve built a strong family of brands,” said Greg Rogowski, executive vice president of sales and marketingRead More

Portland set to implement complete filtered water system

Portland set to implement complete filtered water system

October 1, 2018 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Portland is looking to raise the bar on public health protection via a complete filtered water system. Triggered by traces of Cryptosporidium found in the water supply and revocation of Portland Water Bureau’s (PWB) treatment variance by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the bureau’s $500 million Bull Run Filtration ProjectRead More

Utah water conservancy district reduces water usage with AMI

Utah water conservancy district reduces water usage with AMI

October 1, 2018 at 8:45 am 0 comments

The Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, located just north of Salt Lake City, is charged with serving more than 625,000 residents living in the second driest state in the nation. With 65 percent of the district’s water being soaked up by manicured lawns and lush gardens, “secondary” or non-potable waterRead More

i2O launches event management software for water utilities

i2O launches event management software for water utilities

October 1, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

U.K.-based smart water solutions company  i2O has announced the addition of eNet to its suite of smart network solutions. eNet extends i2O’s ability to help utilities deal with the challenges of increasing and urbanizing population, more extreme weather events, aging network infrastructure, aging workforce, customers becoming more demanding, and difficulty in increasingRead More

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Report: Annual OPEX for water and wastewater utilities nearing $100 billion

September 24, 2018 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

According to a recent 2018-2027 forecast by Bluefield Research, operating expenditures (OPEX) for water and wastewater utilities continue to climb at a steady clip. Over the last 10 years, utilities’ OPEX has risen 15 percent, reaching the $79 billion mark in 2017. At this current pace, Bluefield Research forecasts theRead More

AWWA’s LaFrance releases statement on Hurricane Florence

AWWA’s LaFrance releases statement on Hurricane Florence

September 24, 2018 at 11:57 am 0 comments

American Water Works Association (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance has released the following statement on Hurricane Florence. As communities cope with the flooding and tragic loss of life from Hurricane Florence, AWWA stands in solidarity with the committed water professionals who work to restore and maintain critical water and wastewater services.Read More

Atlanta DWM announces new nutrient recovery efforts

Atlanta DWM announces new nutrient recovery efforts

September 24, 2018 at 11:56 am 0 comments

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has launched a partnership with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc., to install and operate a nutrient recovery facility at the DWM’s R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center (WRC), delivered under a design-build agreement and financed through a unique operating lease model. “We areRead More

WSSC names new inspector general

WSSC names new inspector general

September 24, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Commissioners at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) have announced the selection of Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., as inspector general. Since 2010, Elkins has served as inspector general for both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. “I am excited about theRead More