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Senate panel approves spending bill to maintain WIFIA, SRF funds

Senate panel approves spending bill to maintain WIFIA, SRF funds

June 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of FY19 EPA spending legislation that would maintain level funding for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, as well as the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.  The full Senate could vote on the spending bill later thisRead More

Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association is applauding the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for introducing a bipartisan Farm Bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. AWWA singled out Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, and Sen. Sherrod Brown for their commitment to protecting sourceRead More

Sharing the Risks and Rewards

Sharing the Risks and Rewards

June 18, 2018 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Could the ‘Pay for Success’ Model of Environmental Impact Bonds Be the Future of Water Infrastructure Financing? By Eric Letsinger My wife and I have typically shied away from hobbies that could put me in a position of having to fix things that might break — such as a boat. ButRead More

Mueller’s ‘Jones’ hydrant gets pressure monitoring, leak detection capabilities

Mueller’s ‘Jones’ hydrant gets pressure monitoring, leak detection capabilities

June 18, 2018 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc., announced the release of a “smarter” hydrant at the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) ACE18 conference in Las Vegas this month. The new hydrant provides life-saving fire protection and also monitors pressure and detects leaks in the water distribution system, 24 hours a day, seven daysRead More

New international flushability standards released

New international flushability standards released

June 18, 2018 at 11:32 am 0 comments

The International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG), a group of dedicated water professionals seeking to protect customers by providing clear guidance on what should and shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet, released its official Flushability Specifications, in an effort to curb the problem of improperly flushed objects; a widespread problemRead More

Neptune collaborates with Comcast on IoT solution

Neptune collaborates with Comcast on IoT solution

June 18, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

Comcast’s Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ, and water technology company, Neptune Technology Group, has announced it has collaborated on an IoT solution designed to accelerate Smart City projects focused on advanced water metering and infrastructure (AMI). The solution, which is now available, combines machineQ’s LoRaWAN network and connectivity platform, withRead More

Neptune releases new software management solution

Neptune releases new software management solution

June 12, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Neptune Technology Group Inc. has released a new cloud-based data management platform designed exclusively for the unique needs of water utilities. Using Neptune 360, a data management platform delivered as a service, water utilities can maintain their focus on the business of water. The system is accessible anytime, anywhere throughRead More

MWP releases new hydrant, expands valve product line

MWP releases new hydrant, expands valve product line

June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc. has announced it is launching the Super Centurion A-403 Fire Hydrant, designed to be installed and maintained by one person. In addition, Mueller is expanding its 250/300 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve product line with a new end design. Super Centurion A-403 Fire Hydrant features a two-pieceRead More

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

June 11, 2018 at 7:55 am 0 comments

How Digital Technology Can Be the Fundamental Agent of Change in the Modernization of Global Water Infrastructure By Gigi Karmous-Edwards & Will Sarni Global water infrastructure is underfunded. It is in need of repair, replacement and expansion to ensure access to water for sustained economic development, business growth and publicRead More

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

June 11, 2018 at 7:40 am 0 comments

Automation and Analytics Create New Opportunities for System Optimization Across the Water Sector Smart water infrastructure has quickly become an important urban infrastructure solution in both the United States and around the world. It has offered new solutions in response to cities, communities and even countries struggling to handle aRead More

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