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EPA intends to ‘strengthen’ lead and copper regulations as LCR revisions take effect

December 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA says it is committed to using every tool available—statutory authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act, technical assistance, funding and more—to protectRead More

Biden signs infrastructure bill with funding boosts for the water sector

Biden signs infrastructure bill with funding boosts for the water sector

November 12, 2021 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

After months of negotiation and several delayed votes, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan, $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act this month, which was first approved by the Senate in August. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Monday. According to the Association of MetropolitanRead More

Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

April 5, 2021 at 9:18 am 0 comments

On March 31, the White House released The American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at creating jobs and rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. The Biden Administration is proposing a total of $111 billion dollars in clean water and drinking water investments. While the proposal does not include detailed programmatic fundingRead More

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

March 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of C-. Although the report card finds the country is spending just over half of what is needed, it’s the first time infrastructure as a wholeRead More

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

December 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The EPA has a chance to listen and implement water industry leaders’ recommendations on affordability using new data, methods, metrics and digital technologies. Here’s a review of submitted comments to the EPA on its proposed affordability guidance updates.  By Greg Baird In the United States, the water affordability paradigm isRead More

New report offers grim details on underinvestment in U.S. water infrastructure

New report offers grim details on underinvestment in U.S. water infrastructure

August 26, 2020 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

A new economic study finds that cost of water and wastewater failures will be significantly higher in 20 years for American households. According to the new report released last week by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Value of Water Campaign, the United States is underinvesting in itsRead More

UESI Pipelines 2020 cancelled, moving to virtual format

UESI Pipelines 2020 cancelled, moving to virtual format

June 8, 2020 at 8:51 am 0 comments

As a consequence of the impact of COVID-19 and based on feedback from members, and former and potential attendees, the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) and the Pipelines 2020 Conference Steering Committee have reached the difficult decision to cancel the in-person program scheduled for Aug. 9-12 in San Antonio,Read More

ASCE names Bentley’s Walski as the 2019 Julian Hinds Award recipient

ASCE names Bentley’s Walski as the 2019 Julian Hinds Award recipient

May 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

Bentley Systems colleague Thomas Walski, Ph.D. P.E., F. ASCE, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Julian Hinds Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The Julian Hinds Award recognizes the author or authors of a paper which makes the most important contribution to the field ofRead More

Register today for UESI Pipelines 2019 Conference workshops

Register today for UESI Pipelines 2019 Conference workshops

May 1, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pipelines 2019 Conference is set for July 21-24 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference is the premier industry event for utility and pipeline owners, design and consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers,Read 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