This paper illustrates the significant trends and related growth opportunities in the water industry. It also demonstrates how creative financing solutions can help key players in this market take immediate action to implement comprehensive, cost-effective strategies in spite of constrained capital budgets.
The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be.
I sympathize with water and wastewater utilities. Tasked with more responsibility than ever, too often they aren’t supported with the necessary financial resources. To draw a baseball analogy, apropos for this time of year, it's like trying to win the World Series with minimal payroll (capital improvement funds) and old, broken-down players (infrastructure).
The U.S. EPA’s WaterCARE program is providing 10 communities around the country with money and technical assistance to revamp their drinking and wastewater infrastructures.
Martin A. Kropelnicki, whose presidency begins in October, talks lessons from Silicon Valley, the state of infrastructure, and the impacts of a changing environment.
When the time comes, will you be ready?
Few tasks are as nerve-racking as making a purchasing decision. Making an investment in a piece of major equipment is necessary and can be exciting, but nobody wants to mess it up.
You may have seen the recent poll results announced by the Value of Water Coalition indicating near universal agreement (95 percent) on the need for reliable water systems, along with the somewhat surprising fact that a majority (60 percent) would agree to higher water bills to support them. The real surprise, however, is who is willing to pay the most.
A new economic benefits analysis of the impacts of increased funding for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), released recently by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the WateReuse Association, has revealed that a requested $34.7B of federal SRF spending will generate $102.7B in total economic input and create more than 500,000 U.S. jobs.
California American Water has filed a proposed application to set new rates in each of its service areas for 2018 through 2020. The new rates would take effect January 1, 2018, pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allotted $187,379,000 to the State of New York to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allotted $70,413,000 to the State of New Jersey to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will primarily be used to upgrade wastewater systems and drinking water systems throughout the state.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), new legislation that provides critical investment in water infrastructure and includes support for water reuse, was introduced in the Senate on April 26 and passed by the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on April 28.
A big chunk of cash disappears down the drain each year due to corruption in the water sector.
The city of Austin, TX, is entering the latest phase of an infrastructure project that will enable it to use more reclaimed water.
DeKalb County, Georgia’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will issue up to four design-build contracts, valued at approximately $50M each, in late summer 2016. These contracts will be used for rehabilitation and improvements of sanitary sewers throughout its system to reduce and/or eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, in compliance with a Federal Consent Decree (CD).
This week, representatives from USDA's Rural Development team will be celebrating Earth Day by visiting newly funded projects that will improve rural water quality and safety in 33 states across the country.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently announced nearly $95M will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to support conservation and recreation projects in local communities.
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
Nobody wants to think about the worst case scenario but if you’re responsible for water treatment at an industrial plant, you can’t avoid it. There are any number of things that can force a plant to go offline and it’s imperative that a contingency plan is in place for such an event. Luckily, there are mobile equipment suppliers that can keep things running during an outage, planned or otherwise. Water Online spoke with one provider of such a service, Evoqua Water Technologies, about how it keeps plants running no matter what.
Choosing the company that will fill your water service needs is like making any other long-term commitment. It’s important to do your homework, identify the areas that are most important, and take the time necessary to find a good match.
A Telemetry Expert Describes How and Why Temporary Mobile I/O Will Transform Remote Asset Management
Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond
SCADA implementation or enhancement is a collaborative process. One of the hardest challenges is keeping up-to-date on the latest features available and determining whether or not the new benefits offset the cost of implementation.