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First water utility in North America to earn ISO 55001 accreditation

First water utility in North America to earn ISO 55001 accreditation

December 13, 2021 at 9:08 am 0 comments

The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) has achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 55001 certification for its asset management system. Stantec guided PBCWUD towards becoming the only water utility in North America to receive this distinction. The British Standards Institute ISO 55001 has become the global benchmarkRead More

EPA invites 39 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

EPA invites 39 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

December 10, 2021 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 39 new projects are being invited to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans and four projects are being added to a waitlist. The agency anticipates that, as funds become available, $6.7 billion in WIFIA loans will help financeRead More

Baird: Houston’s Sewer Consent Decree an Investment in Resiliency, AI Innovation

Baird: Houston’s Sewer Consent Decree an Investment in Resiliency, AI Innovation

December 3, 2021 at 8:26 am 1 comment

By Greg Baird Our nation faces many trials of resiliency — “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” The trials occur at every level — as individuals, communities and cities. The infrastructure that supports our standard of living and represents the backbone of public health includes our water and sewerRead More

Syrinix expands distribution in California

Syrinix expands distribution in California

December 2, 2021 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Syrinix has announced it is expanding its distributor network to 11 with California-based D&H Water Systems. The announcement marks the company’s first partnership in the state, enhancing water and wastewater monitoring capabilities in a region severely impacted by unprecedented drought conditions.    “At Syrinix, we strive to work with groups thatRead More

WATCH: How Technology and A.I. are Fueling the Role of Water Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

WATCH: How Technology and A.I. are Fueling the Role of Water Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

December 1, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In this new edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations, Kenji Takeuchi, senior vice president of technology solutions, joins WF&M to discuss aging infrastructure, the advancement of machine learning technology and the role of water systems in creating smart cities. We discuss how technology being developed for water utility managementRead More

Survey: Pandemic affecting water sector staffing, supply chains

Survey: Pandemic affecting water sector staffing, supply chains

November 29, 2021 at 5:50 am 0 comments

The water sector is grappling with staff shortages and clogged supply chains triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) of its utility and service provider members. Forty percent of the 416 utilities that responded to the survey saidRead More

Kleinfelder acquires Century Engineering

Kleinfelder acquires Century Engineering

November 29, 2021 at 5:00 am 0 comments

Engineering, design and construction management firm Kleinfelder Group, Inc., announced it has acquired Century Engineering, Inc. (Century) and all affiliates. Kleinfelder said the transaction, which closed on Nov. 15, will strengthen the company’s existing service offerings in the Mid-Atlantic region. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, CenturyRead More

House passes Build Back Better Act with additional water provisions

House passes Build Back Better Act with additional water provisions

November 22, 2021 at 9:23 am 0 comments

In November, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.75 trillion social spending bill that, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), includes more than $10 billion for several water-related priorities. These funds would come in addition to the nearly $50 billion in new drinking water and wastewater spendingRead More

Survey: Most water systems unprepared for LCR revisions

Survey: Most water systems unprepared for LCR revisions

November 18, 2021 at 9:31 am 0 comments

A new survey shows the majority of U.S. water systems may not be ready for sweeping regulatory changes governing safe drinking water that are expected to begin Dec. 16, 2021. The survey was conducted by 120Water, a solutions provider for managing lead programs. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and JobsRead More

Utilities Kingston digitizes FOG, backflow prevention programs

Utilities Kingston digitizes FOG, backflow prevention programs

November 18, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Aquatic Informatics was chosen by Utilities Kingston in Kingston, Ontario, to digitize its fats, oils, and grease (FOG) program with its Linko software and manage its backflow prevention and cross-connection control program using its Tokay solution. The two software programs address common problems in complying with water treatment and wastewaterRead More