• With each passing year, America’s 2.2 million miles of water pipes and related equipment get older, more fragile, and less reliable. According to a recent Infrastructure Report Card issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers, water main breaks occur so frequently in the U.S. that about 6 billion gallons of water are lost each day — enough to fill more than 9,000 swimming pools. It’s no surprise that America’s infrastructure scored a C- on the report card.

  • During the pandemic, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. Of the 17 categories, three were dedicated to water. Drinking Water, Stormwater, and Wastewater received grades of C-, D, and D+, respectively. ASCE’s accompanying Failure to Act study summarized that by 2029, funding for the three combined categories needed to be $1.045 trillion. As a reminder, $611 billion is currently funded, leaving a gap of $434 billion. The recent Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) helped that gap a little more, with $55 billion in funding. Unfortunately, that still leaves a gap of $379 billion in additional funding needed by 2029.

  • The recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act holds promise to address them via an infusion of more than $57 billion to states and localities over the next five years, but more federal funding alone will not solve everything. Federal, state, and local leaders are in a crucial implementation phase to figure out what types of priorities and projects they are going to act on.

  • Sassuolo WWTP operators noticed high levels of zinc in generated sludge. Here is how Kando helped prevent metal contamination, allowing the sludge to be applied for agriculture.

  • The United States commercial water treatment market was valued at over $5.0 billion in 2021 and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of between 5.0 to 10.0 percent over the next 7 years. Key players in this market include Culligan International Co., Ecolab, Inc., Evoqua Water Technologies Corp., and Pentair Industries, Inc.

  • Companies with service offerings and/or capabilities associated with resilience projects would be wise to check their current registration status with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Small and minority firms should definitely reach out to check their status and learn more about special benefits.

  • Scarcity of fresh, clean water will be a defining issue for the 21st century. It will be a major challenge — for many, an existential one — even if climate change is addressed effectively. As demand outstrips supply, water must be rationed. Markets for physical water and water rights must play a key role in ensuring efficient and environmentally sustainable water use.

  • Learn the reasons why construction management at risk (CMAR) is gaining in popularity, and the specific benefits it offers.

  • The design-build project delivery approach continues to deliver value to municipal water utilities. From a single point of responsibility and integration to cost certainty and timely delivery, design-build can help create a more streamlined and seamless project experience.

  • Dating back to colonial times, Native Tribes in North America have often watched wide-ranging access to the land and water of their forefathers diminish over time. Although various policies and settlements have attempted to restore some of those opportunities, the bottom line is that many of today’s tribal territories do not enjoy the same water quality as adjacent states or communities. A new U.S. EPA action plan is designed to narrow that gap.


  • Optimizer™ Capital Project Prioritization

    Are you struggling to prioritize your capital investment plan? Is it difficult to balance priorities, minimize risk, and maximize benefit with constrained budgets? These are challenges that are shared by many water and wastewater utilities worldwide With the Optimizer PPT module, decision makers can optimally schedule their capital investments to meet annual budgets, minimize risk, and maximize benefits They can also visualize how these investments are distributed.

  • 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.

  • Mueller Systems Mi.Host Utility Interface

    Within the Mi.Net System--Mueller Systems' fixed 2-way AMI system--the Mi.Host server collects data from and controls all Mi.Hub fixed-location, data collectors.

  • pipeCAST - Sewer System Software

    Designed by water experts for water experts. pipeCAST gives you unprecedented insight into the performance of your collection system. Want to achieve near-psychic powers to prevent floods and overflows? It takes less than an hour to find out how this digital twin makes it possible.

  • ArcGIS Indoors: Smart Building Management

    ArcGIS Indoors is a complete indoor mapping system for smart building management. It organizes CAD, BIM, site scans, and other operational datasets into floor-aware indoor maps to support facilities, workplace, operations, and maintenance applications and use cases. Executives, supervisors, field services, and employees can better understand, maintain, and operate their workplace environment with ArcGIS Indoors.


Due to the Revised Lead and Copper Rule and the (eventual?) passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), utilities are now required and incentivized to better assess and replace lead pipes within their networks.