FUNDING RESOURCES

  • 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.

  • Readying a bid for a contract can be an expensive and time-consuming process. That’s why successful contractors try to only target opportunities they think they have a good chance of winning.

  • Of course, every water system sets rates and discusses when, why, and to what extent they should increase. But here’s the problem: We don’t raise rates often enough — or high enough.

  • The pandemic has hit many households hard, but perhaps none more so than those who have struggled to access and afford water. Falling behind on water bills, lower-income households and communities of color have struggled the most, not only dealing with economic pain, but also challenges protecting their health and safety. While many states and localities have prevented water shutoffs and offered to help cover these bills, they lack the economic certainty and fiscal capacity to develop lasting solutions in the months and years to come.

  • This past week President Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, proposing a nearly $2.3 trillion investment in our national infrastructure. Does this bold plan do enough for rivers?

  • Climate change and the need for mitigation efforts for disaster control have resulted in more federal funding available for public entities throughout the U.S.

  • Conflict is all around us. Even the most well-run organizations will encounter conflict in their daily operations, and sometimes, healthy conflict is a sign that things are running well. The natural result of competing interests and limited resources, conflict can be an opportunity to refine and improve processes, outcomes, and relationships across an organization. When managed poorly, it can also be a serious hindrance to getting things done and deplete employee morale. In our personal and professional lives, people often go to great lengths to avoid conflict and the sometimes unsettling feelings it evokes, but is that really the wisest choice?

  • Like many parts of the economy, the engineering sector has been negatively affected by the COVID-induced downturn. Based on the federal government’s own numbers, the engineering and design sector’s revenue declined by 7 percent in 2020, and the ACEC Research Institute's newly released 2021-2025 Engineering Industry Forecast projects another 4 percent decline in 2021 before recovery begins to kick in during the second half of the year. The industry will grow modestly (3 percent annually) from 2022-2024, primarily due to pandemic-related stimulus spending, but then will tail off slightly in 2025.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  • Wireless Current Loop Recorder

    The Telog iLR-32A wireless current loop recorder is part of Telog's suite of wireless monitoring products. When you combine Teloger's Enterprise software with our wireless monitoring products you have a powerful system of wireless water infrastructure monitoring that is consistently delivering real-time data from the field straight to your desktop....imagine...your data on one platform straight to your computer screen....it IS possible and it's happening now with Telogers Enterprise.

  • VTScada Training Courses

    VTScada Configuration Course and VTScada Scripting Course.

  • Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors

    Constant monitoring of critical motors while de-energized prevents failures on startup, reduces unscheduled downtime, saves on major rewinding repairs and increases personnel safety

  • ME-8 Encoder Register

    Now available for use on all current Mueller Systems positive displacement meters in 5/8” through 2” sizes, the ME-8 utilizes heat treated tempered, glass lens and corrosion resistant copper can to house the register light tubes, electronics, self-lubricating gearing, and drive magnet. The register delivers extraordinary functionality and value when paired with the latest metrology and AMR/AMI solutions available from Mueller Systems.

  • VTScada Alarm and Event Management

    Standard Component - Every VTScada application includes an instantly intuitive Alarm management interface as well as pre-configured alarm and event databases. This integrated approach reduces configuration time and ensures that mission-critical alarm features remain tightly integrated over the life of your system no matter how many times you expand your application or update VTScada.

FUNDING VIDEOS

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