Funding Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. How Algae Is Turning Nutrient Removal Problems Into Profits
    3/23/2017

    Researchers from Iowa have developed a system that utilizes algae for wastewater nutrient removal and gives utilities a chance to offset costs with the process.

  2. Making America’s Water Utilities Great
    3/20/2017

    This January, a national leader emerged with a plan to shake up the status quo, touting a “business” approach to rectify historic “inadequacies” of our system. And we should all be on board with the plan, because it means potentially great things for the water and wastewater industry.

  3. Thinking Big On Nutrient Removal
    3/6/2017

    A new public-private project involving a major Maryland utility seeks to reduce nutrients at the source with a comprehensive construction project.

  4. What Happens When Water Becomes Unaffordable?
    2/27/2017

    Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?

  5. Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change
    2/21/2017

    With Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt helming the U.S. EPA, the National Rural Water Association sees an opportunity to free its members from burdensome regulations and change the perception of the country’s smallest water utilities.

  6. A Guide For Accessing WIFIA
    2/2/2017

    A new federal funding program seeks to help utilities complete their infrastructure projects. But what stands between a potential borrower and the available funds?

  7. Exploring Alternative Funding For Infrastructure Upgrades
    1/30/2017

    The Water Research Foundation recently completed a project assessing alternative funding options to cover the increasingly necessary costs for water infrastructure upgrades. Are there options that will help your utility avoid raising rates?

  8. In Case Of Emergency: Read This
    12/27/2016

    The U.S. EPA offered water and wastewater utilities tips on how they can access federal funds to help prepare for, or recover from, disaster.

  9. Can The DWSRF Solve The Lead Crisis?
    12/14/2016

    The federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was designed to help communities pay for infrastructure projects and meet safety regulations. But can it be applied for the greatest threat to drinking water of our time?

  10. Trump On Water Infrastructure: Fantasy Or Reality?
    11/28/2016

    President-elect Donald Trump is a man big on promises, a fact that has propelled him to the unofficial title of "most powerful person in the free world." Come January, it will be time to start delivering on those promises.