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Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association is applauding the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for introducing a bipartisan Farm Bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. AWWA singled out Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, and Sen. Sherrod Brown for their commitment to protecting sourceRead More

ACE18 Preview & Technology Stream

ACE18 Preview & Technology Stream

June 4, 2018 at 9:55 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE18), being held June 11-14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, is one of the largest water industry tradeshows of the year in North America. The year’s program and workshops will be held from June 11-14Read More

AWWA announces keynotes for ACE in Las Vegas

AWWA announces keynotes for ACE in Las Vegas

May 29, 2018 at 9:27 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association has announced that NPR host Ira Flatow and award-winning actor John O’Hurley will speak at the association’s Annual Conference & Exposition(ACE18), to be held June 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nev. Flatow will open ACE18 at the Opening General Session at 8:30 a.m. on Tues., June 12Read More

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

May 7, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Last week, water sector organizations joined a broad coalition of stakeholders asking members of Congress to support legislation to reinstate the ability of communities to issue tax-free advance refunded bonds, several months after the new tax reform bill eliminated this cost-saving option. Water groups participating in the coalition’s efforts includeRead More

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

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