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AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

July 8, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

On June 24, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) released the first edition of its M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains. As infrastructure ages, utilities are increasingly challenged to maintain service levels while maintaining affordable water rates. Water main condition assessment helps utilities meet this challenge by identifying more precisely whereRead More

Water sector groups propose new affordability metric

Water sector groups propose new affordability metric

June 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association, National Association of Clean Water Agencies and Water Environment Federation have together produced a report that proposes a new approach for assessing community and household affordability for water services. The report, “Developing a New Framework for Household Affordability and Financial Capability Assessment in the Water Sector,” buildsRead More

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

May 20, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified recently before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change about approaches to addressing PFAS in drinking water. Tracy Mehan, executive director of government affairs, spoke on behalf of AWWA, the non-profit organization whose 51,000 members represent water professionals throughout North America. “EPARead More

AWWA: Rate survey shows increasing utility costs still driving up rates

AWWA: Rate survey shows increasing utility costs still driving up rates

May 13, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s most recent Water and Wastewater Rate Survey reveals that average increases in drinking water and wastewater charges continue to outpace the rise in the U.S. Consumer Price Index. The 2019 rate survey is now available here. Between the 2016 and 2018 surveys, charges increased 7.2 percent forRead More

When to P3: New report examines use of public-private partnership model in water

When to P3: New report examines use of public-private partnership model in water

March 25, 2019 at 8:47 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has collaborated on a new report with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC that examines the relevance and potential of the public-private partnership (P3) project delivery model in the water sector. The report, “To P3 or not to P3,” presents results and insights from a joint AWWA/EYIARead More

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released an animated whiteboard explainer that helps consumers understand how to protect their households from the risk of lead in drinking water. “Your water utility strives to provide safe and healthy water for your home,” the animation states. “We all play a role in keepingRead More

Enhancing Your Utility’s Long-Term Financial Sustainability & Resilience through Cash Reserves

Enhancing Your Utility’s Long-Term Financial Sustainability & Resilience through Cash Reserves

February 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

By Andy McCartney Personal financial advisors often recommend that families should have enough money in an emergency fund to cover at least three to six months of living expenses. Corporations such as Microsoft, General Electric and Home Depot maintain excess operating funds for their own business reasons. Why should waterRead 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

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

Water sector lauds passage of Farm Bill

December 21, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. water sector is praising Congress for passing a ‘Farm Bill’ that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. The bill will provide important policy and funding tools to better address many of the nation’s water quality challenges through holistic and collaborative watershed approaches. “This isRead More

Grevatt named CEO of Water Research Foundation

Grevatt named CEO of Water Research Foundation

December 21, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

AWWA leaders in December congratulated Dr. Peter Grevatt on his new position as chief executive officer of the Water Research Foundation, praising him as a trusted partner in the water sector. Grevatt, who most recently served as Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at the U.S. Environmental ProtectionRead More