Current Headlines

  1. West’s Biggest Power Plant Provides Water As It Contributes Drought
    7/1/2015

    A single power plant is responsible for a giant chunk of Arizona’s pollution, and critics say it can be pinpointed as a key culprit behind the drought in the West—where, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 75 percent of the region is experiencing abnormally dry weather.

  2. Water Utilities Subject To California’s New Power To Force Mergers
    7/1/2015

    The California legislature approved budget language on June 19 enabling the state to force mergers between water providers.

  3. Water Utilities Don’t See Climate Change As Priority
    6/30/2015

    Facing short-term challenges including an infrastructure crisis and revenue pressures, water utilities are not prioritizing climate change as a major concern.

  4. Lake Country Communities To Receive Funding To Update Agricultural Water Meters
    6/30/2015

    Residents of Winfield, Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre will benefit from updated water meters thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

  5. In San Francisco, Sex Sells Water Conservation
    6/30/2015

    Can San Francisco make conservation sexy?

  6. NGL Energy Partners And Meritage Midstream To Form Joint Venture To Develop Crude Oil Gathering And Water Services In The Powder River Basin
    6/29/2015

    NGL Energy Partners LP (“NGL”) and Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC (“Meritage”) announced recently that the companies are forming a joint venture to develop crude oil gathering and water services infrastructure to serve oil and gas producers in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

  7. AWWA Names Tracy Mehan Executive Director Of Government Affairs
    6/29/2015

    American Water Works Association Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance recently announced that water policy leader G. Tracy Mehan, III has been named AWWA’s Executive Director of Government Affairs.

  8. Trelleborg’s New Seal Design Reduces Risk Of Concrete Ingress For Integrated Pipes
    6/29/2015

    Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation has developed a new integrated concrete pipe seal design – the Forsheda 165 - which reduces the risk of concrete ingress during pipe manufacturing and improves sealing performance.

  9. Mandatory Water Rationing In San Jose Prompts Backlash
    6/29/2015

    Mandatory water rationing in San Jose, CA, has prompted a backlash from locals who say the rules are too strict.

  10. In Drought, Smart Meters Prompt Privacy Concerns
    6/29/2015

    Smart water meters are being used for a non-traditional purpose in California, where authorities are trying to enforce conservation measures during the drought.

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