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The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on June 16 advanced the FY16 Environment and Interior Appropriations Bill. Among the most contentious portions of the bill was the American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision affecting the state revolving funds for drinking water and...

From notable system improvements and rehabs, to complete overhauls and brand-new facilities, there is no project too small or too ordinary.

As you strive to deliver safe water and wastewater services to customers, the editorial team of W&WD aims to recognize your efforts....

Motivator Tony Gaskins once said, "Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it, it dies." That certainly holds true when it comes to conducting successful contract negotiations.

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. on May 13 to 15 hosted its annual...

We all know that water goes into making just about everything under the sun, but we might not all be aware of just how much of it goes into making an item as precious as your...

Increasing water demand and decreasing supplies are key driving forces behind development of new treatment technologies. Membrane technology certainly takes center stage in drinking water production, and wastewater treatment and reuse. The interest in this technology is driven by the continuous...

In a little more than a month, the W&WD editorial team will head to Anaheim, Calif., for the upcoming American Water Works Assn.’s 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE15).

From June 7 to 10 at the Anaheim Convention Center, ACE15 attendees will have an opportunity to learn...

Despite all the talk about water conservation, a large number of utilities around the country still rely on a flat rate system to deliver water to their customers. That said, the trend is definitely in favor of metering.

To “sweeten the deal” utilities converting to metered services...

Earlier this month, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (WWEMA) held its 42nd Washington Forum in our nation’s capital, with the theme, “Where’s the Funding? Making the Most of New Opportunities.”

Speaker after speaker addressed the many sources of potential funding for...

From weather advisories to water and sewer bills, ways to save water, customer service, general news and watershed protection, most water systems around the country have implemented some type of a public outreach program.

These programs are designed to educate customers about water...

Like so many other states across the country, New Jersey faces century-old infrastructure problems coupled with lack of financial resources needed to upgrade its systems in order to meet ever-tightening environmental requirements.

Studies have estimated that the state would need upward of...

Water & Wastes Digest’s sister publication Storm Water Solutions is gearing up to deliver its fourth-annual Storm Water Solutions Virtual Expo, taking place on Wednesday,...

The city of San José, Calif., Environmental Services Department is taking recycled water a step further to help conserve precious drinking water.

Water from its South Bay Water Recycling system, a recycled wholesaler serving the cities of San José, Santa Clara and Milpitas, is now...

How many times each day do you rely on immediate access to clean, safe water? If you’re like me, it’s a lot. Recently I kept track of a day in the life of my water usage, including the number of times I poured myself a glass of water (10), brushed my teeth (2), washed my hands (11), rinsed my...

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gal of water annually nationwide.

In 2015, from March 16 to 22, the Fix a Leak Week is dedicated to help hunt...

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) FY 2016 budget proposal of $8.6 billion is $452 million above the agency’s enacted funding level for FY 2015.

Many feel that this budget shows a renewed commitment to making the investments needed to protect public health and the environment...

In recent years, as public funds have become tighter and the need for infrastructure improvements has expanded, governments and utilities have developed a growing interest in public-private partnerships, or P3s.

While the concept of using private funding to finance infrastructure is...

In 2010, the city of Burlington, Iowa, selected American Water Resources, a subsidiary of American Water, to deliver a sewer and water line protection program for more than 3,000 line contracts.

The program is designed to provide homeowners with a safeguard against unexpected repair...

Four years ago I landed back in Washington, D.C. (from a great stay in Arizona) and into the warm embrace of the U.S. Water Alliance (USWA), the watershed-loving, diversity-infused nonprofit formerly known as Clean Water America Alliance. Since then, I’ve had the wonderful, continuously flowing...

In December I had the opportunity to attend the AMTA Technology Transfer Workshop in Keystone, Colo. Between sessions, attendees had a chance to step outside the conference center and gaze at the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains all around us. The pure crispness of the state’s natural environment...

I read with some interest today the Senate’s Friday, Jan. 16, dialogue on approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, specifically with regard to three pending amendments to S. 1. One of these amendments, introduced by Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota), would require that all of the iron, steel and...