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American Water makes donations in response to COVID-19

American Water makes donations in response to COVID-19

April 16, 2020 at 10:54 am 0 comments

American Water recently announced a contribution of $500,000 to the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) to support coronavirus relief efforts. AWCF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by American Water, will disburse the funds directly to several critical COVID-19 specific initiatives, including the American Water Employee Crisis Fund and a new community-focusedRead More

COMMENTARY: What’s Best Are Strong, Durable & Long-Lasting Water Pipes for Our Communities

COMMENTARY: What’s Best Are Strong, Durable & Long-Lasting Water Pipes for Our Communities

April 16, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Kevin Hardiman The local newspaper for my town described us as having two seasons: winter and construction. I’m sure my peers around the country can appreciate the joke. But the truth is, we do spend the time between periods in which we can carry out projects planning for theRead More

Analysis: Drinking water revenue decline could mean $32.7 billion in losses

Analysis: Drinking water revenue decline could mean $32.7 billion in losses

April 15, 2020 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

Water industry associations last week offered a stark analysis of the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. water utilities. According to an analysis prepared by Raftelis for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), revenue shortfalls at U.S. drinking water utilities mayRead More

Rates and Affordability: A Ratings Agency Perspective

Rates and Affordability: A Ratings Agency Perspective

April 13, 2020 at 8:58 am 0 comments

By Erin Boeke Burke What Does “Affordable” Mean? There are a wide range of opinions on what it means for water and sewer service to be “affordable.” To some, water is a human right, others a property right, and still others a commodity. One thing is certain: Access to potableRead More

The Economics of Water Main Failures

The Economics of Water Main Failures

April 13, 2020 at 8:16 am 0 comments

By Alan Ambler Most municipalities that have been maintaining aging infrastructure for decades simply absorb the effort and costs required to repair water main pipeline breaks when they occur. Seldom do many municipalities make the efforts required to track the costs and evaluate the cost benefit of proactively rehabilitating theRead More

AWWA cancels ACE in Orlando

AWWA cancels ACE in Orlando

April 13, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

To protect public health during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the cancellation of its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE20), previously scheduled for June 14-17 in Orlando, Florida. In a letter to members, AWWA President Jim Williams and CEO David LaFrance said that leading publicRead More

Equipment manufacturers urge government to develop national strategy

Equipment manufacturers urge government to develop national strategy

April 10, 2020 at 10:38 am 0 comments

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is calling on the federal government to develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy for manufacturing to strengthen the economy, create new jobs and opportunities, and ensure the United States is the best place in the world for equipment manufacturers to innovate, manufacture, andRead More

Neptune launches ultrasonic meter line for commercial, industrial use

Neptune launches ultrasonic meter line for commercial, industrial use

April 9, 2020 at 8:13 am 0 comments

Neptune Technology Group Inc. has announced the release of a complete line of MACH 10® ultrasonic water meters for commercial and industrial (C&I) applications. An extension of Neptune’s successful residential and intermediate MACH 10 meters used by water utilities across North America, these large meters will be available in sizesRead More

WEF releases Water’s Worth It coronavirus toolkit

WEF releases Water’s Worth It coronavirus toolkit

April 7, 2020 at 8:52 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has released a new WATER’S WORTH IT toolkit to raise public awareness about the vital role of water utilities and workers in the coronavirus response. The high-impact materials highlight the critical need for water and wastewater services during this unprecedented time and recognizes the dedicatedRead More

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

April 6, 2020 at 8:58 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird Overnight, our worldview on public health has changed. The global threat of COVID-19 has forced all of us – as individuals, as families, as communities and as water operators – to re-evaluate our priorities. Water and wastewater facilities are re-examining emergency plans, standard operating procedures (SOP) andRead More