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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

AWWA releases new standard for lead service lines

AWWA releases new standard for lead service lines

November 27, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the release of a new standard to assist communities in managing lead risks, Replacement and Flushing of Lead Services Lines (ANSI/AWWA C810-17). Developed by the AWWA’s Standards Subcommittee on Lead Service Lines and approved by the American National Standards Institute, C810-17 provides guidance forRead More

AWWA testifies on disaster response in the water sector

AWWA testifies on disaster response in the water sector

November 15, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment this month, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) highlighted successes in the water sector’s response to recent hurricanes but urged structural changes to make restoration of water systems a higher priority during emergencies. Mike Howe, executive director of AWWA’s Texas SectionRead More

AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

November 13, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Speaking before the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, the former chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), explained how the upcoming Farm Bill can advance collaborations that protect source water. David White, speaking on behalf of the American Water Works AssociationRead More

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

October 23, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would strengthen a Farm Bill program that allows water and wastewater utilities to partner with local farmers on conservation projects that benefit regional water quality and quantity. Sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the Regional Conservation PartnershipRead More

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

August 14, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

By Sue Mosburg & Will Jernigan There is no simple solution to optimizing water loss and ensuring that the maximum volume of water entering your system reaches your customers. However, a validated water audit is the essential first step to mitigate water losses and positively impact your utility’s bottom line.Read More

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