News | February 1, 2018

AWWA Issues RFPs Totaling Nearly $100K For Technical Projects

Projects to advance water reuse, infrastructure needs, water loss control, source water protection

The American Water Works Association released four Requests for Proposal to complete technical projects focusing on key growth areas for the water industry - water reuse, infrastructure needs, water loss control and source water protection. The RFPs total nearly $100,000 in project work.

These projects will be managed by AWWA’s Technical & Educational Council, the Association’s experts on utility operation and management. Proposals are due Feb. 10.

“Through the hard work of our Technical and Educational Council, we collaborate closely with our utility members to determine what issues need attention in our industry,” said Alex Gerling, AWWA reuse engineer, who is also managing the RFPs. “These four projects hit on some of those issues, with the goal to continue to deliver water effectively and efficiently.”

AWWA is seeking proposals on the following projects:

Leading Business Practices for Water Reuse Cost Allocations and Pricing
Water reuse is gaining recognition in the United States as an effective tool as part of a water utility’s conservation program. This project seeks to compile case studies for inclusion in M1 Principles of Water Rates, Fees and Charges to help utilities set reuse rates.

Key Data to Inform Government Asset Management Policies
Repairing and replacing aging infrastructure is a complex challenge facing the water industry, one that many state and federal agencies are looking to address. This project aims to gather information that these agencies can use to assess infrastructure needs at water utilities to develop policies to assist.

Assessment of Performance Indicators for Non-Revenue Water Target-setting and Progress Tracking
Tools to determine water auditing and loss control have progressed significantly to assist water utilities in assessing non-revenue water. This project strives to evaluate non-revenue water performance indicators with the goal to reduce water and revenue loss.

Source Water Protection Justification Toolkit for Utilities
Understanding the benefits of source water protection can be complicated for water utilities. This project intends to help utilities understand those benefits and to integrate source water protection programs into existing practices.

About The American Water Works Association
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

SOURCE: American Water Works Association