Funding Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. Coming To Pass: Perspective On The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
    11/21/2016

    Do you see the glass half empty or half full? This classic pessimism vs. optimism litmus test may also dictate how you see the passage of WRDA — the water infrastructure funding bill that passed through Congress with ease in September, albeit in different versions for the Senate and the House of Representatives and still awaiting finalization.

  7. Are EPA Mandates Overburdening The States?
    11/1/2016

    A new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts the U.S. EPA and the Executive Branch for imposing environmental mandates without giving voice or financial consideration to the states’ plight.

  8. How Wisconsin Will Get The Lead Out
    10/24/2016

    A funding program from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will provide $14.5 million to replace lead service lines in the communities that need it most.

  9. How To Prioritize Your Aging Infrastructure Needs
    10/21/2016

    Everybody knows that aging infrastructure is a major issue for U.S. utilities. But as Dan Buonadonna, Global Technology Lead with CH2M, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, we’re getting smarter about what the specific challenges are.

  10. How Treatment Plants Can Access Solar Energy
    10/17/2016

    Southern California’s water district has announced plans for its latest solar-power generating facility. How can the alternative energy source impact the district’s bottom line? And how can other utilities implement similar programs?