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Waco, Texas, partners with WaterSmart on customer self-service platform

Waco, Texas, partners with WaterSmart on customer self-service platform

January 28, 2019 at 10:01 am 0 comments

The City of Waco, Texas, has announced a new partnership with WaterSmart Software to deploy a self-service and customer engagement platform for the staff and end-use customers of the city. On the heels of a recent announcement to deploy smart meters and analytics to improve operational efficiency, the WaterSmart Software-as-a-Service platformRead More

AWWA names next president-elect

AWWA names next president-elect

January 28, 2019 at 8:30 am 0 comments

Melissa Elliott of Greenwood Village, Colo. is the American Water Works Association’s next president-elect, the association announced. Four vice presidents and one director-at-large were also elected during the board of director’s recent annual winter meeting. Elliott, a manager at Raftelis Financial Consultants, has been an AWWA member for 15 years. For AWWA,Read More

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City of Cedar Park, Texas, enhances customer communications with Sensus AMI

January 21, 2019 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

The City of Cedar Park, Texas, located near Austin, is changing the way it communicates with its water customers. Rather than putting an invoice in the mail and taking questions over the phone, the city has upgraded its system with technology that puts customers in the driver’s seat. “We sawRead More

Brown and Caldwell joins SWAN

Brown and Caldwell joins SWAN

January 21, 2019 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell announced it has joined the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), a leading global hub for the smart water and wastewater sectors. Water and wastewater utilities increasingly face challenges associated with rising water demand and aging infrastructure, adding pressures to already burdened supply,Read More

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

New data suggests regulated water companies deliver higher quality water than publicly-run systems

January 16, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

An expanded analysis of the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance suggests that community water systems owned by regulated water companies are less likely to violate the SDWA than water systems owned and run by local governments. The new analysis was funded byRead More

Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

Trump signs bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

January 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump on Monday signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. This bill codifies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, providing local communities with critical new flexibilities in meeting their Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations. The National Association of Clean WaterRead More

Nasdaq launches California water pricing index

Nasdaq launches California water pricing index

January 14, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Nasdaq, along with Veles Water and WestWater Research, has announced the launch of the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index (NQH2O), the first of its kind water index that benchmarks the price of water in a way that supports price discovery and enables the creation of a tradable financial instrument. WhileRead More

Santa Monica announces water system upgrades via design-build

Santa Monica announces water system upgrades via design-build

January 14, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Arcadis has announced it will partner with Kiewit Infrastructure West and PERC Water to serve as the progressive design-build team for the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Project (SWIP) in the City of Santa Monica, Calif. Currently, the City of Santa Monica partially relies on imported water to meet its water needs.Read More

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

President formally nominates Wheeler as EPA chief

January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

President Donald J. Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as EPA’s acting administrator since last July, a role he assumed following the resignation of former administrator Scott Pruitt. Trump shared his plans to nominateRead More

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

January 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company and provider of leak detection and condition assessment technology for water utilities, has announced he is leaving the company he started to pursue a new opportunity. “After founding Echologics 15 years ago, and eight years after beingRead More