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Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

December 10, 2019 at 10:07 am 1 comment

By G. Tracy Mehan, III In the classic 1942 film “Casablanca,” Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, is asked by the world-weary Vichy French Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains, “What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?” “I came to Casablanca for the waters,” replies Rick. Captain Renault responds, “TheRead More

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

December 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

If you’re looking for a public utility leader who’s respected by her peers for her leadership style, passion about water and engagement across the industry to effect change in water resources management, Diane Taniguchi-Dennis checks all the boxes. As chief executive officer of Clean Water Services serving Oregon’s second-largest county,Read More

Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

Itron signs contract with Louisville Water Company

December 9, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Itron has signed a contract with Louisville Water Company, which serves more than 1 million people in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, to modernize the water usage data collection process. The utility will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including replacing nearly 280,000 meters with the OpenWay Riva water communicationRead More

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

Senators introduce bill to restore tax treatment of CIAC to regulated water utilities

December 9, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies applauded a bill (S. 2942) introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that certain contributions are treated as non-taxable contributions to capital. The legislation aims to prevent taxation of Contributions inRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

KKR and XPV Water Partners launch new platform for nutrient management

December 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Global investment firm KKR, in partnership with XPV Water Partners, has announced the formation of a wastewater treatment platform with the goal of creating the leading provider of end-to-end nutrient management solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Through the foundational acquisitions of Environmental Operating Solutions, Inc. (“EOSi”) andRead More

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

Water Systems Council releases financial planning resources for rural projects

December 6, 2019 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

The Water Systems Council (WSC), a national nonprofit organization focused on household wells and water well systems, has launched a comprehensive online guide to financial and planning resources for rural community drinking water infrastructure projects: waterprojectfunds.com. The new website follows the recent WSC-championed Water Supply Cost Savings Act, which requires thatRead More

The city skyline of Reno, Nevada with the surrounding urban area and foothills in the distance.

Reno selects Sensus for smart water deployment

December 2, 2019 at 6:58 am 0 comments

Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno, Nevada, is famous for its casinos. However, the city’s water utility isn’t gambling on outdated systems to deliver around-the-clock service to residents. As a community-owned water provider with more than 400,000 customers across Reno and the greater Washoe County region,Read More

LAN strengthens stormwater team with new hires

LAN strengthens stormwater team with new hires

December 2, 2019 at 6:41 am 0 comments

Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) strengthened its stormwater team with three new senior project managers. David Barton, P.E., CFM, and William Conlan, P.E, CFM, will serve the firm’s stormwater clients in Houston. Naveen Khammampati, P.E., CFM, will manage the firm’s stormwater projects inRead More

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

November 25, 2019 at 9:38 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the House Energy and Commerce Committee split largely along party lines last week when approving a package of legislation intended to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle seemed to be in agreement, however,Read More

US Water Alliance releases report on U.S. water access challenges

US Water Alliance releases report on U.S. water access challenges

November 25, 2019 at 9:24 am 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has released a new report in partnership with DigDeep and Michigan State University focusing on water access, titled Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States: A National Action Plan. Over the last three years, the US Water Alliance has been working to understand howRead More