Amid uncertainty of how, or if, business will continue in an independent UK, the industry trade association British Water is confident that it can help members navigate the new landscape.
The rising cost of water has forced utilities to evolve, in their practices and in the ways they interact with a public asked to pay higher rates.
The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute has mapped out best practices for water industry innovation and a framework for converting ideas into action.
The Congressional Budget Office released a report this month indicating that increases in hurricane damage and the resulting requests for federal aid will outpace the country’s economic growth. If these predictions come to fruition, utilities in coastal areas should be prepared to handle increased storm surges and recover without abundant federal aid.
A recent economics benefit analysis has found that increased investment into the Drinking and Clean Water State Revolving Funds will have robust benefits for the economy at large. But will it be enough to increase funding?
The Water Research Foundation will sponsor the creation of a digital tool for deciding on the best delivery methods for drinking water and wastewater capital improvement projects: design-build, design-bid-build, or construction manager at risk.
In an effort to merge the roles of innovator and end user, DC Water launched an “open innovation” program that encourages employees to identify emerging technologies and upcoming regulatory changes, undertake scientific research, and ultimately make recommendations for new technologies or practices to be implemented.
In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.
The water business faces systemic pressures that have created an “unforgiving new landscape” for utility managers, according to Max Gomberg, the water conservation and climate change manager at the California Water Resources Control Board, in an analysis piece published by News Deeply.
Secretary Jon Steverson announced that under the leadership of Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Water Management Districts have identified 35 springs projects to receive more than $56.6M included in the 2016-17 “FLORIDA FIRST” budget, the highest amount ever provided for Florida’s springs.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District was awarded $4.5M from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program. Title XVI funding is available on a project-specific basis for the planning, design and construction of water recycling and reuse projects.
New York City is in the midst of a battle over tap water rates, and the stakes are high: financial assistance for ratepayers may die in the crossfire.
Water managers in Tucson, AZ, are facing criticism over a program that encourages customers to install rainwater-harvesting systems.
Water utilities are stifled by an outdated economic model that fails to support infrastructure replacement, according to George Hawkins, the CEO and general manager of DC Water.
Tetra Tech, Inc. announced recently the recipients of its 50th Anniversary Global Clean Water Fund grants.
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced its member companies annual water quality reports are now available. These reports compare drinking water quality to state and federal standards and are required annually of water providers.
A city in the heart of Silicon Valley is trying to modernize its approach to stormwater.
More Americans are concerned about aging water infrastructure in their communities than last year and they’re willing to spend more to make improvements, according to a new survey released recently by MWH Global, now part of Stantec.
When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.
If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?
To help utility crews understand the complexities of service line installations, Water Online spoke with Larry Aulich, Director of Product Management for Mueller Co. He discussed the different service connections available and how to ensure that those connections are installed correctly.
Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.
A 2015 estimate by the U.S. EPA put the necessary drinking water infrastructure investment in America at $1 trillion over the next 20 years.