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The  Great Kansas Aqueduct: Solution or Folly from a Bygone Era?

The Great Kansas Aqueduct: Solution or Folly from a Bygone Era?

November 26, 2018 at 10:50 am 0 comments

By Michael Warady The United States has long been known as a country willing to take gigantic risks in order to build innovative infrastructure for future generations. The Transcontinental Railroad vastly improved cross-country travel, paying for itself through an increase in trade and transport across generations. The Hoover Dam helpedRead More

Technology Stream: Spotlight on Apparent Loss

Technology Stream: Spotlight on Apparent Loss

November 26, 2018 at 10:33 am 0 comments

  Editor’s Note: Check out some of the innovative products sent our way this month as we feature apparent loss. SCADAWatch by Innovyze Delivers Insights to Tackle Apparent Losses Apparent losses – unauthorized consumption, meter inaccuracies, and mishandled data – lead to both water loss and lost revenue for utilities.Read More

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

Fitch: Revenue continues to climb for U.S. water utilities

November 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Growth in annual revenue accelerated for U.S. water utilities over the last year while leverage declined, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. According to Fitch, revenue increased almost 5 percent in the current median cycle with most of the growth again coming from rate adjustments. However, revenues didRead More

Alabama city selects Aclara for combo water-electric AMI pilot

Alabama city selects Aclara for combo water-electric AMI pilot

November 19, 2018 at 10:42 am 0 comments

The City of Dothan, Alabama, has selected Alcara for a pilot deployment project for an electricity and water advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program. Upon successful completion of the pilot, the City of Dothan plans to first roll out its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project to include 31,000 Aclara I-210+ andRead More

At a cost of nearly $200 million, the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant Phase 1 Expansion is the largest public works project the city has ever completed.

Active Expansion: Riverside Water Quality Control Plant Tackles Upgrades While Remaining Online

November 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

In Southern California, projects to increase the efficiency of water and wastewater systems are imperative in order to deal with ongoing challenges like drought and population increase. These projects require precise teamwork, coordination and execution to meet budgets and deadlines. On the resource recovery side, increasingly stringent environmental regulations inRead More

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

Cal Water honored with NAWC awards

November 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized in October at the 2018 NAWC Water Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Two of Cal Water’s submissions – one for its large-scale treatmentRead More

Knowing how much downtime a plant can manage may affect meter choice, but there may be a trade-off between ease of installation and accuracy.

EPA invites 39 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

November 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 39 projects in 16 states and D.C. to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the selected borrowers will receive WIFIA loans totaling approximately $5 billion to help finance over $10 billion in water infrastructure investments and createRead More

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

November 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for $140 million in cash. Krausz Industries provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand forRead More

Educating to Employ: Public Works Programs Help to Close Gaps

Educating to Employ: Public Works Programs Help to Close Gaps

November 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

By Mike Russin The jobs report may show the unemployment rate at a rare low, but one industry has been struggling to hire for several years now. Municipalities are facing a workforce gap as Baby Boomers continue to enter retirement — and the jobs available are struggling to draw aRead More

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

Stantec to sell MWH Constructors

November 12, 2018 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Global design firm Stantec on Oct. 19 announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of its construction division, MWH Constructors, to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P (“Oaktree”). The sale of MWH Constructors is inclusive of MWH Constructors’ U.K. and U.S. divisions and Slayden Constructors Inc. MWH Constructors joined StantecRead More