Post Tagged with: "Drought"

EchoWater Project Helps Relieve Multiyear Drought in Sacramento

EchoWater Project Helps Relieve Multiyear Drought in Sacramento

June 17, 2024 at 5:35 am 0 comments

By Neda Simeonova Owned and operated by the Sacramento Area Sewer District (SacSewer), the EchoWater Resource Recovery Facility located near Elk Grove, California, treats about 135 million gallons of wastewater daily from 1.6 million people throughout Sacramento County and West Sacramento. When new permit dischargeRead More

Asset Management: Criticality and Risk Analysis

Asset Management: Criticality and Risk Analysis

November 16, 2023 at 7:15 am 0 comments

Mojave Water Agency Optimizes Maintenance Activities, Realizes Cost Savings | By Tacoma Zach The Mojave Water Agency (MWA) is responsible for ensuring a stable and sustainable water supply for the High Desert region in San Bernardino County. Its projects cover a service area of approximatelyRead More

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

April 3, 2023 at 8:34 am 0 comments

| By Gregory M. Baird Cities across the United States are struggling with maintaining existing infrastructure with supply chain disruptions and rising costs of equipment, manpower and supplies. Likewise, developers are faced with many challenges to plan, finance and build basic infrastructure and housing unitsRead More

Getting California Water Consumption Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Getting California Water Consumption Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

March 13, 2023 at 5:30 am 1 comment

By Frank A. Monforte The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly altered our way of life. One of the most drastic and visible shifts was the mass exodus of employees from commercial office spaces during the lockdown period of the pandemic. This had an impact on numerous industries,Read More

EPA’s 100th WIFIA loan to invest in Santa Clara County, California

EPA’s 100th WIFIA loan to invest in Santa Clara County, California

March 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced two Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans totaling $115 million to Santa Clara Valley Water District in Santa Clara County, California, to improve resiliency of the system’s water infrastructure. The announcement marks the 99th and 100th loansRead More

Metropolitan hires Brown and Caldwell for drought study

Metropolitan hires Brown and Caldwell for drought study

March 1, 2023 at 11:00 am 0 comments

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan or MWD) has hired Brown and Caldwell to study alternative water conveyance options to provide supply diversity to the region during severe droughts. MWD’s mission is to ensure a safe and reliable water supply for the 19Read More

California water district addressing meter performance with AI

California water district addressing meter performance with AI

February 23, 2023 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) in southern California has launched a pilot program to deploy smart technology from intelligent solutions and services provider Olea Edge Analytics to 25 of its large commercial meters in its service area. Olea’s Meter Health Analytics (MHA) solutionRead More

The Scary Big Picture of Having Less Water

The Scary Big Picture of Having Less Water

November 7, 2022 at 9:01 am 0 comments

The Future of Water in the West is Both Complex, and a Hard Issue to Face BY GREG BAIRD As a society, we constantly hear the “drought warning.” Then we employ some water conservation efforts and a couple of years later everything seems to goRead More

Fitch report: Drought could eventually pressure some California water agencies

Fitch report: Drought could eventually pressure some California water agencies

October 25, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

According to a new report from Fitch Ratings, drought conditions across California have not triggered rating changes thus far for water agencies, although some agencies could be susceptible to rating pressure over time. Despite its second, severe, multi-year drought in a decade worsened by theRead More

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

September 12, 2022 at 8:53 am 0 comments

New research recently released by global professional services company GHD, titled Aquanomics: The economics of water risk and future resilience reveals droughts, floods and storms could result in a total loss of $3.7 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) between 2022 and 2050. ThisRead More