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Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

January 4, 2023 at 10:32 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently released a new report showing that average annual wastewater service costs for American families increased at twice the rate of inflation between 2000 and 2021. The report highlights how income inequality is driving heightened affordability challengesRead More

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

December 20, 2022 at 6:43 am 0 comments

In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $25.7 million in grant funding for organizations to provide technical assistance and training to support small drinking water and wastewater systems that are often located in rural communities. EPA’s funding will help ensureRead More

COMMENTARY: Financial Risks of Cyber Incidents and How to Mitigate Them

COMMENTARY: Financial Risks of Cyber Incidents and How to Mitigate Them

November 14, 2022 at 9:40 am 0 comments

By Pete Lund The recent devastating droughts in the U.K. and the U.S. have driven water restrictions in affected regions, making Water and Wastewater facilities’ Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) prime targets for cybersecurity attacks as the industry’s role in a safe andRead More

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

June 6, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Tiffany Harrison & Wayne Hofmann The combination of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has delivered a potent one-two punch for the water and sewer sectors.  ARPA provides more than $350 billion in financial assistance, with waterRead More

NACWA applauds Senate bill on labeling of non-flushable products

NACWA applauds Senate bill on labeling of non-flushable products

March 31, 2022 at 9:36 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has expressed its support for the introduction of the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and will set important federalRead More

Brown and Caldwell appoints new head of Mid-South business

Brown and Caldwell appoints new head of Mid-South business

February 16, 2022 at 8:19 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell announced Erin Williams has joined the firm as vice president and leader of its growing Mid-South business. The firm says the hire emphasizes its focus on better serving clients in the region’s water, wastewater and stormwater sector. Williams brings more than 17Read More

Baird: Houston’s Sewer Consent Decree an Investment in Resiliency, AI Innovation

Baird: Houston’s Sewer Consent Decree an Investment in Resiliency, AI Innovation

December 3, 2021 at 8:26 am 1 comment

By Greg Baird Our nation faces many trials of resiliency — “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” The trials occur at every level — as individuals, communities and cities. The infrastructure that supports our standard of living and represents the backbone of public healthRead More

Bay Area district launches strategic sewer system improvement project

Bay Area district launches strategic sewer system improvement project

September 13, 2021 at 8:25 am 0 comments

The Oro Loma Sanitary District Board of Directors recently approved low-cost financing to replace old sewer collection system infrastructure serving its customers and communities while protecting the environment.   With this financing, the Board maintains its 10-Year Strategic Plan and implements priorities to maintain its infrastructureRead More

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

U.S. infrastructure receives C- grade on ASCE’s 2021 report card

March 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of C-. Although the report card finds the country is spending just over half of what is needed, it’s theRead More

The Mission Beyond the Utility: 2020 WF&M Award Winner Andy Kricun

The Mission Beyond the Utility: 2020 WF&M Award Winner Andy Kricun

December 14, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Everyone knows that running a water or wastewater utility is closely connected to the important mission of protecting the environment and public health. For Andy Kricun, the real mission has always been beyond the utility, making an impact on the community. “I always believed veryRead More