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AMWA elects new board members, officers

AMWA elects new board members, officers

November 7, 2022 at 8:19 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) last week, as part of its annual Executive Management Conference, announced a new lineup of board members and officers. Re-elected to another term on the Board were Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Jim Lochhead, CEO/ManagerRead More

New York to get $200 million in IIJA funding

New York to get $200 million in IIJA funding

October 31, 2022 at 8:38 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced New York has received nearly $207 million in clean water funding awarded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, or also known as Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) for water infrastructure improvements. This is the first installment of a total of nearly $427 millionRead More

WEF, EPA recognize communities for stormwater excellence

WEF, EPA recognize communities for stormwater excellence

October 31, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently honored 13 communities for what it called excellence in stormwater management, including exceeding permit requirements and sharing knowledge with the water sector. The municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) programs were selected as part of the National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards, aRead More

Fitch report: Drought could eventually pressure some California water agencies

Fitch report: Drought could eventually pressure some California water agencies

October 25, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

According to a new report from Fitch Ratings, drought conditions across California have not triggered rating changes thus far for water agencies, although some agencies could be susceptible to rating pressure over time. Despite its second, severe, multi-year drought in a decade worsened by the Colorado River drought, Fitch saysRead More

In Focus: Water Systems & The Digital Evolution

In Focus: Water Systems & The Digital Evolution

October 24, 2022 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Incorporating new technology into water and wastewater utility operations is nothing new. Like any other industry, it’s an endless progression. Experts often note that the slow pace of water utilities to adopt new processes and systems is common given the risk involved and a water utility’s responsibility to public healthRead More

Opportunities in Water: Launching a Digital Platform

Opportunities in Water: Launching a Digital Platform

October 24, 2022 at 8:54 am 0 comments

By Joseph P. Vesey Historically, water utilities have been slow to adopt new digital technologies fearing uncertainty in their value propositions and lack of support and guidance from oversight bodies. Fortunately, this behavior is changing. Global regulators and policymakers who play a key role in setting standards for technology adoptionRead More

Four PFAS treatment facilities in Orange County begin operation

Four PFAS treatment facilities in Orange County begin operation

October 24, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District and the City of Orange began operating four treatment plants constructed in Orange to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalent in the environment and are commonly used in consumerRead More

PUCT to prohibit water disconnections during cold weather emergencies

PUCT to prohibit water disconnections during cold weather emergencies

October 24, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has adopted rules prohibiting non-municipal public water and sewer utilities from disconnecting customers during extreme cold weather emergencies. The new rules mean those utilities cannot disconnect service or issue late fees for nonpayment of bills due during such emergencies, including for bills previouslyRead More

Report: 2022 State of Public Sourcing

Report: 2022 State of Public Sourcing

October 20, 2022 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Public procurement teams are busier in 2022 — especially in the utilities sector which saw a 13% increase in project volume. This report takes a deep dive into the state of public sector procurement and what teams are doing to manage an influx of new funding and new or worseningRead More

US Water Alliance hosts 8th annual ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’

US Water Alliance hosts 8th annual ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’

October 20, 2022 at 11:16 am 0 comments

More than 1,000 organizations participate in the national day of action Last Thursday, thousands of individuals from across 38 states joined numerous organizations and communities in commemorating the eighth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” National Day of Action, which provides education and advocacy on the importance of access toRead More