Funding Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Driving Resource Recovery With Scum Reuse

    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.

  2. Chief Concerns: AWWA CEO Discusses Industry Priorities

    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.

  3. George Hawkins On How Innovation Can Fund Infrastructure

    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.

  4. Mapping Innovative Financing For Utility Projects

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

  5. Lessons From The Latest Water And Wastewater Rate Survey

    Rocky Craley of Raftelis Financial Consultants, the firm that conducted the 2016 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey along with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), discussed the takeaways of the annual survey in this edition of Water Talk.

  6. How To Turn Your Utility Into An Ideas Factory

    A new industry research report outlines a plan for fostering innovation from within water utilities, empowering them to become the solutions to their own emerging problems.

  7. Bringing Communities Together For Wastewater Recovery

    A new wastewater recovery concept emerging in Massachusetts may represent the future of resource recovery.

  8. The Big Empty: Rural America's Drinking Water Crisis

    O’Brien, Texas is just one of thousands of small communities in the United States that struggle to find the resources to ensure that the water coming out of the tap is safe to drink. The recent budget proposal by the Trump administration will only make matters worse. Watch this documentary short produced by Tom Rosenberg and Earth Institute fellow Madison Condon details one shrinking town’s drinking water crisis.

  9. A New Way To Renew Biosolids

    A biosolids reuse project backed by the Department of Energy utilizes a new conversion process to make the most of wastewater.

  10. A Bill Of Relief For Small Wastewater Treatment Plants

    If passed, a new piece of bipartisan legislation would provide technical assistance to rural wastewater treatment systems that need help in complying with federal regulations.