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AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

April 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced its support for a Farm Bill introduced by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. In a letter delivered to the committee last week, AWWA thanked Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking MemberRead More

Deconstructing Water Affordability & The Utility Payment Performance Challenge

Deconstructing Water Affordability & The Utility Payment Performance Challenge

April 12, 2018 at 10:09 am 0 comments

By Jeff Lipton Collecting revenue is the lifeblood of any business. Without timely and predictable collections, business operations are strained, budgeting for expenses falters and long-term planning becomes increasingly difficult. Investment decisions are delayed and the impending uncertainty can create an environment of fear among staff. Ensuring regular and predictableRead More

AWWA applauds doubling of WIFIA funding

AWWA applauds doubling of WIFIA funding

April 2, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association is commending U.S. Congress and the Administration of President Donald Trump for more than doubling the funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and bolstering the Drinking Water State Loan Fund (DWSRF) through the omnibus spending bill. WIFIA received $63 million – up fromRead More

AWWA: Revised Lead and Copper Rule would advance lead pipe removal

AWWA: Revised Lead and Copper Rule would advance lead pipe removal

March 9, 2018 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise its regulation on lead in water to advance the removal of lead service lines while assuring that water systems adjust water chemistry to control corrosion and inform customers about lead risks. AWWA is the largestRead More

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

February 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

By Will Jernigan I often get asked the question, “How do leaks inform the decision to repair or replace pipeline infrastructure?” You may encounter this very question embedded in your asset management program. How does the break history factor into prioritization of line replacement in your asset management matrix andRead More

AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

AWWA launches benchmarking program for utilities

February 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association has launched a new benchmarking program to assist water and wastewater utilities that are looking to improve their performance. The program, which will collect and release utility performance data, was developed to help utilities track their own data and compare it to established standards among water industryRead More

OWASA receives President’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water 

OWASA receives President’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water 

January 29, 2018 at 11:13 am 0 comments

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in Carrboro, N.C., recently received the prestigious Presidents Award for Distribution System Operation from the Partnership for Safe Water. To date, OWASA is only the third utility in the United States to achieve this award. The OWASA is a public, non-profit agency thatRead More

Jim Williams named AWWA’s next president-elect

Jim Williams named AWWA’s next president-elect

January 22, 2018 at 10:59 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association Board of Directors has selected Jim Williams of Mishawaka, Ind., as the association’s next president-elect. Two vice presidents and one director-at-large were also elected during the annual winter meeting in January. An AWWA member for more than 30 years, Williams is currently the general managerRead More

Water sector groups support bill to extend WIFIA

Water sector groups support bill to extend WIFIA

January 15, 2018 at 11:42 am 0 comments

In January, the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) endorsed House of Representatives legislation that would extend EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program through 2024. The groupsRead More

AWWA, ASDWA conducting survey on Drinking Water SRF program

AWWA, ASDWA conducting survey on Drinking Water SRF program

December 4, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) are conducting a survey to collect feedback on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program. AWWA’s Water Utility Council initiated the project in collaboration with ASDWA to identify and evaluate challenges utilities face inRead More

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