Post Tagged with: "COVID19"

COVID-19 Strategies: Mitigating Pipe Failure Risk During Revenue Uncertainty

COVID-19 Strategies: Mitigating Pipe Failure Risk During Revenue Uncertainty

June 2, 2020 at 7:30 am 0 comments

By Travis Wagner Quantifying the value of water is an overwhelming task. A physical asset evaluation would assume that our national water treatment and pipe infrastructure has a value of over $3.6 trillion with nearly 60 percent of the value underground. A holistic approach would describe the value being essentialRead More

Dems’ HEROES Act includes billions for utility, ratepayer assistance

Dems’ HEROES Act includes billions for utility, ratepayer assistance

May 13, 2020 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday released the HEROES Act, the latest proposed relief package to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic challenges resulting from it. The proposal includes $1.5 billion in funding for water ratepayer assistance to help struggling households pay their water andRead More

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

May 11, 2020 at 10:14 am 0 comments

The Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils recently met to approve WSSC Water’s nearly $1.5 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. The approved budget will allow WSSC Water to continue protecting public health by upgrading aging pipes, plants and pumps across both counties to ensure safe, clean drinking water continuesRead More

WATCH: George Hawkins, Andy Kricun and Greg Baird join WF&M to talk pandemic, water outlook

WATCH: George Hawkins, Andy Kricun and Greg Baird join WF&M to talk pandemic, water outlook

May 4, 2020 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Water Finance & Management recently talked with George Hawkins, founder of Moonshot Missions, Andy Kricun, managing director at Moonshot Missions and Greg Baird, frequent contributor to WF&M and president of the Water Finance Research Foundation. The discussion largely focused on the financial and operational outlook for the water/wastewater sector amid theRead More

Pandemic & The Future: From Darkness to the Light in the Water Sector

Pandemic & The Future: From Darkness to the Light in the Water Sector

April 30, 2020 at 10:07 am 0 comments

By George S. Hawkins & Andy Kricun Throughout history, great challenges often reveal the best in human spirit and ingenuity. At Moonshot Missions, we believe the impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon on the water industry will be matched by the indomitable spirit and creativity of water leaders. Solutions adopted byRead More

American Water makes donations in response to COVID-19

American Water makes donations in response to COVID-19

April 16, 2020 at 10:54 am 0 comments

American Water recently announced a contribution of $500,000 to the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) to support coronavirus relief efforts. AWCF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by American Water, will disburse the funds directly to several critical COVID-19 specific initiatives, including the American Water Employee Crisis Fund and a new community-focusedRead More

Analysis: Drinking water revenue decline could mean $32.7 billion in losses

Analysis: Drinking water revenue decline could mean $32.7 billion in losses

April 15, 2020 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

Water industry associations last week offered a stark analysis of the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. water utilities. According to an analysis prepared by Raftelis for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), revenue shortfalls at U.S. drinking water utilities mayRead More

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

April 6, 2020 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Greg Baird is president of the Water Finance Research Foundation and a frequent contributor to WF&M. As a management consultant, he specializes in long-term utility planning, water infrastructure asset management and capital funding strategies for municipal utilities in the United States. He has served as a municipal finance officer in CaliforniaRead More