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eBook: Best Value Procurement for the Modern Water Utility

eBook: Best Value Procurement for the Modern Water Utility

September 21, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Public water and wastewater utilities in the United States face a number of challenges on a regular basis. One that is often underreported is procurement and supply management. For water utilities, this refers to the process by which the organization acquires products, supplies, new technologies, equipment, materials and other waterworksRead More

Cleveland Water Alliance receiving grant to support innovation initiatives

Cleveland Water Alliance receiving grant to support innovation initiatives

September 18, 2020 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance is one of 52 organizations nationwide that will receive funding from the U.S. government to support entrepreneurship and grow the economy. CWA, a non-profit organization that seeks to better utilize the economic and job-creating potential of Lake Erie through innovation and technology, was awarded a $600,000Read More

Moonshot Missions partners with MDE on peer-to-peer network

Moonshot Missions partners with MDE on peer-to-peer network

September 17, 2020 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Moonshot Missions and the Maryland Department of the Environment have announced a partnership to build the Maryland Utility Peer to Peer Network which will provide supplemental technical assistance to water utilities in underserved communities in Maryland. “As we talk with clean and safe water experts across the nation, we consistentlyRead More

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

Water associations react to EPA’s affordability guidance update

September 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) are applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pre-publication release of its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA). The new document will aid water sector utilities and theirRead More

SUEZ names new president of utility division

SUEZ names new president of utility division

September 14, 2020 at 9:12 am 0 comments

SUEZ announced it has named Charles Dickerson as president of its utility division for North America, effective Aug. 31. Dickerson is a senior operations executive and thought leader with more than 30 years of unique and broad utility experience ranging from production, transmission and distribution to customer service, human resources andRead More

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

September 10, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The City of Anaheim, California, has enlisted Brown and Caldwell to provide owner advisory services for the design-build delivery of multiple groundwater treatment plants. The new facilities will play a key role in Anaheim’s compliance with recent state Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations and ensure water supplies continue toRead More

Orange County saves ratepayers money with WIFIA loan update

Orange County saves ratepayers money with WIFIA loan update

September 8, 2020 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Joined by leadership from the Orange County Water District (OCWD; Water District) and Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD; Sanitation District), U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently toured the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), where he announced a joint effort that will save ratepayers $79.4 million. Officials from EPARead More

Itron receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

Itron receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

September 8, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. received a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from  IoT Evolution World, a leading website covering IoT technologies. The award recognizes the cutting-edge IoT-based solution that Itron, Utility Systems Science & Software (US3) and the Avanti Company created together through the Itron Developer Program. The wastewaterRead More

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

Register for the Virtual Water Finance Conference!

September 8, 2020 at 6:01 am 0 comments

The 2020 Water Finance Conference, being presented in a virtual format in September, will touch on a range of topics in the water utility finance space including rate setting, customer affordability short- and long-term financial planning, revenue recovery through technology, financing unfunded regulatory mandates and privatization and consolidation. The sixth annualRead More

New report offers grim details on underinvestment in U.S. water infrastructure

New report offers grim details on underinvestment in U.S. water infrastructure

August 26, 2020 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

A new economic study finds that cost of water and wastewater failures will be significantly higher in 20 years for American households. According to the new report released last week by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Value of Water Campaign, the United States is underinvesting in itsRead More