Funding Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. A New Standard For Lead Service Line Replacement
    1/9/2018

    As drinking water utilities around the country look to tackle outdated lead service lines, a new standard for replacement will help keep efforts consistent.

  2. Does Public Outreach Help Or Hinder Acceptance Of Recycled Wastewater As A Drinking Water Source?
    12/15/2017

    When California’s AB2022 went into effect earlier this year, allowing the bottling of advanced purified reused water for educational purposes, Orange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District began the #GetOverIt! campaign to continue to push for consumer acceptance of recycled water systems.

  3. B&V Talks CBP3s — Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships — For Stormwater Management
    10/24/2017

    Andrew Smith is the Watershed, Stormwater, and Flood Management Practice Lead at Black & Veatch, and was therefore a timely interview subject in the wake of hurricanes and storm damage still fresh in the minds of attendees at WEFTEC 2017. Creating an effective stormwater management program, the key to handling such events, is a large and multifaceted undertaking. The best solution for many could be a community-based public-private partnership (CBP3), which is described by Smith in this Water Talk conversation.

  4. A Primer On Progressive Design-Build
    10/20/2017

    Most would agree that the traditional method of project delivery, design-bid-build, is fraught with issues. More and more, alternative delivery methods are cropping up, including progressive design-build. In this Water Talk discussion, Pete Thomson of Black & Veatch explains how progressive design-build works, its pros and cons, and how it compares to other delivery methods.

  5. Water Meter Upgrade Delivers More Than Accurate Readings
    9/12/2017

    Municipality benefits from guaranteed savings, reduced costs, and customer service accolades

  6. How To Access The EPA’s $10 Billion In Infrastructure Funding
    9/7/2017

    The U.S. EPA has established a digital clearinghouse to better connect the nation’s utilities with the infrastructure funding they need.

  7. Driving Resource Recovery With Scum Reuse
    8/24/2017

    As more wastewater operations begin reusing their byproducts, they are looking for new technologies to help them do so differently. A process developed in Minnesota could be the change they are looking for.

  8. Chief Concerns: AWWA CEO Discusses Industry Priorities
    7/6/2017

    AWWA's leader, CEO David LaFrance, talks about his organization's initiatives and how they respond to industry concerns that could ultimately pose a threat to water quality — AWWA's push for full lead service line replacement being a notable example.

  9. George Hawkins On How Innovation Can Fund Infrastructure
    6/30/2017

    In this interview, Hawkins details some of his Washington D.C. experience, discusses utility funding as it relates to consumer rates, and explains the role of innovation in surmounting challenges.

  10. Mapping Innovative Financing For Utility Projects
    6/29/2017

    A new interactive map from Stanford University presents a national picture of successful drinking water and wastewater projects achieved through pioneering funding models.