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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

Countering the Affordability Challenge

Countering the Affordability Challenge

November 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Great Lakes Water Authority’s WRAP Program Aims to Put Customers on a Path to Self-Sufficiency A widely-held viewpoint across the municipal water sector is that water distribution and sewage collection service is underpriced. Water and sewer authorities operate primarily with funding from rate increases but still fall severely short inRead More

Managing Lead Compliance

Managing Lead Compliance

November 5, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Efficiently Managing Lead Testing and Data Collection Is Becoming More Prevalent for Water Utilities as LCR Mandates Evolve Professionals across the U.S. water sector would likely admit that while it was a catastrophic event, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, stemming from 2014, pushed the topic of water infrastructure intoRead More

AWWA releases new cybersecurity guide for water utilities

AWWA releases new cybersecurity guide for water utilities

October 26, 2018 at 9:55 am 0 comments

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, the American Water Works Association has released a guide that highlights how water utilities can manage the risk of cyber attacks on water infrastructure systems. The free online guide, titled Cybersecurity Risk & Responsibility in the Water Sector, notes that “Cyber risk is the top threat facing business andRead More

Trump signs industry-backed, bipartisan water infrastructure bill

Trump signs industry-backed, bipartisan water infrastructure bill

October 24, 2018 at 11:00 am 0 comments

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday. The U.S. water infrastructure sector is lauding it as an important step forward in the nation’s efforts to fund the renewal of aging water infrastructure. The measure moved on to the President’s deskRead More

AWWA’s LaFrance releases statement on Hurricane Florence

AWWA’s LaFrance releases statement on Hurricane Florence

September 24, 2018 at 11:57 am 0 comments

American Water Works Association (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance has released the following statement on Hurricane Florence. As communities cope with the flooding and tragic loss of life from Hurricane Florence, AWWA stands in solidarity with the committed water professionals who work to restore and maintain critical water and wastewater services.Read More

WIFIA receives record number of requests for loans; AWWA applauds program success

WIFIA receives record number of requests for loans; AWWA applauds program success

August 20, 2018 at 9:14 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program has received a record 62 letters of interest requesting $9.1 billion in credit assistance. “The more than $9 billion in WIFIA loans requested is nearly double our lending capacity for 2018, demonstratingRead More