FUNDING RESOURCES

  • Rural utilities face a slew of challenges, with aging infrastructure being among the most pressing.

  • Ports throughout the U.S. have extremely critical infrastructure needs, and port officials in numerous states are readying projects for launch. America’s ports are in desperate need of modernization, expansion, upgrades, and repairs if they are to remain viable. Because of the economic contributions that ports provide to the U.S. economy, officials can no longer ignore or defer these essential projects.

  • As the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate last month would authorize $55 billion in federal spending on water and wastewater infrastructure, contractors in the space are no doubt keeping a close eye on it.

  • Federal policymakers are on the verge of advancing two historic pieces of legislation: a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. While the ultimate fate of both is up in the air, one point is clear: Policymakers are focused on creating more jobs and supporting more workers following the COVID-19 recession.

  • The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee is moving forward with a measure that would invest $3.7 billion in critical wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. These resources will help communities across the country struggling with sewage spills, inadequate sanitation, and destructive urban flooding.

  • The cost of municipal water management, including infrastructure renewal, relies on revenue from ratepayers, but affordability of services is a prime concern as well. A recent report from Black & Veatch looks at large cities and recent trends regarding this delicate balance.

  • There are a few current governmental policies that have impacted the construction cost of water and wastewater infrastructure over the last several years. Some are older policies that were established many years ago and some are newer policies that were implemented to help U.S. manufacturers compete in these markets against foreign manufacturers. There is some discussion now in Washington to implement more policies such as $15 minimum wage and revisions to the Made in America requirements for purchases using federal money, both direct and indirect.

  • America’s water infrastructure may soon get the attention it deserves now that funding is available. Billions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are on the way to public officials throughout the United States. Most states are allocating additional funding as well, and many local officials will take advantage of consolidating the two new revenue sources to finance large and costly projects.

  • If water-industry superstars were celebrated like entertainers, an introduction to G. Tracy Mehan III wouldn’t be necessary. But water, as industry veterans know, doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves … until services are threatened. At that point, as all along, we turn to our water leaders for answers.

  • Bob Dylan clearly didn’t mean to describe in his song, “The Times They Are A-Changin,” the tremendous upswing in commodity prices that has occurred in the last six months and that could potentially “drench” our projects with added uncertainty and costs, but it is certainly true that one thing we can all count on is that in all times, things change. In our role of  building water infrastructure projects, there is no doubt that managing change is one of the biggest requirements. So, let’s walk down the path of pricing change that has gotten a lot of people’s attention recently.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  • 6 Ways Xylem Rentals Makes Your Job Easier

    Anybody can rent a 6” pump, including us. But what sets us apart is our unrivaled ability to solve the biggest, most complex water challenges in the world. Whether you require fast-track temporary emergency response or reliable, cost-effective long-term operation, the breadth of our fleet and the depth of our expertise helps you get your work done with greater efficiency, reliability, and peace of mind.

  • N_SIGHT Software Suite

    You may be surrounded by data, but starved for insights. To go beyond basic meter reading and billing, your utility needs tools that provide a deeper understanding of the data you collect — that turn it into meaningful information for a smart water network.

  • R450 System Makes Utility Operations Visual

    Problems with Non-Revenue Water? Wasting time and money on truck rolls for off-cycle meter readings? Dealing with customer complaints over high water bills? Get a fix on the solution with Neptune’s R450™ System and get it all fixed from the start.

  • ArcGIS Insights: Self-Service Location Analytics Software

    ArcGIS Insights is analysis software that fuses location analytics with open data science and business intelligence workflows. Answer questions you didn’t know to ask, analyze data completely, and unlock new insights.  Empower analyst of all skill levels, across departments, to directly connect data, perform advanced analytics, and take results into 3rd party systems.

  • Sensus Analytics For Smart Water

    Sensus Analytics is a bundle of applications that make meter data management simple, relevant, and actionable.  Unlock the full value of your smart meter data with applications for managing alarms and alerts, pressure monitoring for leak detection and prevention, acoustic monitoring for leak management, predictive modeling for reducing non-revenue water and many more all at an affordable price. ​

FUNDING VIDEOS

It’s time for distributed design in the water industry. Learn how Fluence is changing the game in this short video.