The residents of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, could be without water service until Friday morning, thanks to a water main break, according to a news release from the city. The service outage also impacts surrounding municipalities that receive their water through the city, including Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and sections of Davie and Tamarac, according to the city's Twitter page. CNN18 Jul 2019
According to a new report by Arcadis and Bluefield Research, intelligent water can address two of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. water utility sector today: affordability and resilience.
“The research indicates that only 21 percent of utilities feel they are fully able to cover costs of service,” said Eric Bindler, research director for digital water, Bluefield Research." Water Finance & Management19 Jun 2019
As much as $68 billion is needed to upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure annually over the next decade, according to a 2018 analysis by Bluefield Research. Drinking water is delivered via 1 million miles of pipes across the U.S. CBS News02 May 2019
The federal government's role in rehabilitating water utility infrastructure in the U.S. is taking on even greater importance as municipalities are challenged to keep pace with the aging of more than 70,000 water and wastewater treatment systems and three million miles of underground pipe networks, nationwide. WaterWorld29 Apr 2019
Detailed data can help separate the good from the bad, and San Francisco PUC and a handful of other utilities are turning to a growing cluster of analytics companies to help them make sense of it. The hope is that the tools of artificial intelligence and machine learning...can pinpoint which pipes are most likely to fail and thus are the best candidates for replacement. Circle of Blue25 Jan 2019
Water is an essential natural resource needed for life. But American Water, the largest investor-owned water-and-waste utility company in the United States, says almost half of the water infrastructure in the U.S. is at risk. Fox Business News07 Jan 2019
Municipal water is arriving — if it has not already — at a crossroads at which long-established and proven water and wastewater utility management practices are being challenged. Calls for increased adoption of more advanced solutions — digital water, reclaimed water use, decentralized treatment — are forcing water service providers to take note. Certainly, these calls are partly being driven by hype but where there is smoke, there is usually fire. WaterWorld19 Dec 2018
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a rare bipartisan measure aimed at updating aging water lines and preventing the kind of contamination that polluted drinking water in Flint, Mich., and closer to home in Hoosick Falls. Times Union24 Oct 2018
According to a recent 2018-2027 forecast by Bluefield Research, operating expenditures (OPEX) for water and wastewater utilities continue to climb at a steady clip. Over the last 10 years, utilities’ OPEX has risen 15 percent, reaching the $79 billion mark in 2017. Water Finance & Management24 Sep 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded the city of Omaha, Neb., with a $69.7 million loan in order to aid in financing the city’s Saddle Creek Retention Treatment Basin. This is the second loan issued under the agency’s Water Infrastructure and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Water & Wastewater Digest22 Jun 2018
The world’s longest tunnel needs a $1.2 billion fix. Built during World War II, the Delaware Aqueduct supplies approximately half of New York City’s drinking water and has been leaking 15 million to 35 million gallons daily since the 1990s. Environmental Leader22 Jun 2018
New data shows that requests to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects through the U.S. EPA’s administered State Revolving Fund (SRF) program have increased 25 percent since last year. Water Finance & Management11 Jun 2018
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday introduced its biennial water resources legislation, setting up potential action on infrastructure at a time when President Trump’s broader rebuilding package appears to have hit a dead end. The Hill21 May 2018
The release of findings from a 20-year study by Blue Water Baltimore, U.S. Geological Survey, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on the surface water quality data in the Gwynns Falls area, confirmed what many Baltimore residents already knew – that more investment is needed in Baltimore water infrastructure. Baltimore Post-Examiner19 Apr 2018
Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure will exceed $683 billion over the next decade, according to new forecasts from Bluefield Research. Empowering Pumps05 Apr 2018
50% of U.S. water infrastructure evaluated as poor to beyond planned life.
The first half of 2019 continues expansion in the global digital water market. Though project activity year-to-date is trending downward relative to 2018, M&A activity and venture funding are on p... »
The U.S. municipal water sector accounts for over US$108 billion in public spend annually, when considering both capital and operating expenditures. As municipalities, regulators and vendors seek oppo... »
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