REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION RESOURCES

  • The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) will hold its 47th Washington Forum as a virtual meeting during Water Week 2021, on April 27-29, 2021. The Washington Forum is WWEMA’s annual legislative, regulatory, and policy meeting that directly connects our members, attendees, and invited guests to leaders in the water industry and government, including Congress and the U.S. EPA.

  • The autonomous operation of plants, the use of data in real time and the remote driving of robots are just a few examples of how 5G will build smarter water utilities.

  • 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.

  • Responsible parties all want clean water and to abide by the rules that secure it, but what if the rules do more harm than good? With a recent Supreme Court decision on wastewater discharges and a change of presidential administrations as the backdrop, this op-ed from the National Ground Water Association addresses the conundrum.

  • I recently wrote an open letter to President Joe Biden requesting a commitment to make the funding of U.S. water infrastructure a priority in his Build Back Better program. I sent a similar open letter to president-elect Donald Trump back in 2016.

  • COVID-19 has upended life across America, disrupting business as usual in every sector and shifting the way we relate to, and work with, one another. In many ways, and across many sectors, the pandemic exposes and reinforces structural challenges and social inequities. In the water sector, this plays out through access to water, the cost of water services, governance structures, and even how we fund and deliver those water services.

  • While every potable water treatment process requires a balance of chemistry and biology to deliver safe, clean drinking water, added concerns from upstream stormwater or agricultural runoff only make the job that much more difficult. How can we do a better job of safeguarding water treatment plant (WTP) operations while protecting the health of water utility customers against threats of upstream nonpoint source (NPS) pollution?

  • Confronted by everyday operating challenges, many decision-makers at drinking water and wastewater organizations do not always have all the time they would like to develop big-picture strategies and tactics for current and long-term concerns. Fortunately, multiple dedicated water-advocacy organizations do. Here are seven areas where water strategists, decision-makers, and other leaders can benefit from those valuable insights.

  • 2020 has turned out to be quite the year, and that is especially true in Washington, D.C. With an upcoming election that may not be resolved for weeks after polls close, things are only going to get more dramatic before it’s all over.

  • The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) recently joined with other national water associations to develop a joint paper titled Sustainable Solutions for America’s Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Urgent Funding and Policy Considerations.

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  • GIS Mapping

    Up to date Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a integral part of asset management. Matchpoint has partnered with ESRI in order to provide the most comprehensive and efficient GIS services. In conjunction with or separate to our non-revenue water services, we offer GIS asset collection, digitization, mapping and visual/thermal drone based image capture.

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    Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. ™ Automatic Flushing System proves itself the smart choice for saving time, money and water to maintain quality over conventional hydrant flushing. Flush automatically with precise timing and frequency to maximize results with less water used via two-way communication over secure web link or existing SCADA. Receive real-time updates and residual analysis results remotely without fielding personnel.

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  • Optimizer™ Blockage Tool

    The Optimizer™ Blockage Tool extends the functionality of the Optimizer™ ICM Integration, allowing users to analyze different blockage scenarios in their collection system model.

REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION VIDEOS

The Federal government plays a significant role in water project development, through both funding and regulating the industry. Water sector champion Mae Stevens shares how we as water professionals need to play an important role in influencing our congressional representatives and senators to win support of what we need to advance business opportunities.