Finding Your Water BalancePublic-Private Partnerships 1012014 Mayors RoundtableWater Technology RecapWater Groups, Congressional Leaders Praise WIFIAEPA Announces $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters
Finding Your Water Balance
Harnessing AMI Water Analytics to Better Control Assets & Revenue
Public-Private Partnerships 101
How P3s Are Supporting U.S. Infrastructure Growth
2014 Mayors Roundtable
City Leaders Talk Aging Infrastructure, Droughts, Current Funding Climate in their Communities
Water Technology Recap
Innovative Technology in 2014 Helps Utilities Optimize Operational Efficiency
Water Groups, Congressional Leaders Praise WIFIA
But Say More Work Is Ahead
EPA Announces $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters
The Agency Awards $2.1 Million to 37 Organizations

In the August 2014 Issue

USDA Invests Conservation Funds to Improve Lake Erie Water QualityUSDA Invests Conservation Funds to Improve Lake Erie Water Quality
Financial Report - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to help implement conservation techniques that will help improve water quality. ... Read more


Texas Water Board Approves $26 Million in Project FundingTexas Water Board Approves $26 Million in Project Funding
Financial Report - Last week, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance for water and wastewater improvement projects. The assistance approved by TWDB will allow these communities to finance water system improvements and water tre... Read more


Senate Bill Would Boost Water Resources Funding by $964 MillionSenate Bill Would Boost Water Resources Funding by $964 Million
Financial Report - Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2015 Chairman’s recommendation and explanatory statement for the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. ... Read more


Congressmen Introduce “W21: Water in the 21st Century” LegislationCongressmen Introduce “W21: Water in the 21st Century” Legislation
Washington Report - Last week, U.S. Senators and Representatives from California and Oregon introduced “W21: Water in the 21st Century,” legislation that would help communities nationwide better prepare for future water management needs.... Read more


Finding Your Water BalanceFinding Your Water Balance
Cover Story - The benefits of AMI for water utilities is pretty well understood in terms of automating meter reading and advance billing systems. Yet as systems are deployed and new AMI-based data analytics applications evolve, utilities are now relying ... Read more

UIM News

City of La Palma Selects IDModeling’s Sedarū to Drive its Smart Water Enterprise
Last week, IDModeling, Inc., announced it has been selected by the City of La Palma, Calif., to deploy its flagship smart water network software, Sedarū, a real-time solution to connect organizational data, systems and people across a water network. Read more


California to Vote on $7.5 Billion Water Plan in November
With a deadline looming to strike a deal on a state water bond, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders earlier this month, floated a roughly $7 billion proposal they insist will help California weather future droughts. Read more


Report: Private Water Poised to Bridge $500 Billion in Investment Gap
Private water markets in the United States are poised for significant growth, according to a new report from Bluefield Research. Privately-owned water supply networks serve 15 percent of the U.S. population. Read more


City of Bismarck Selects Itron for Collaborative Deployment
Itron, Inc. recently announced that the water department of the City of Bismarck, N.D. has selected Itron to help modernize its water distribution system and will manage the system using the Itron network deployed by Montana-Dakota Utilities Company (MDU). Read more


August SWIC Newsletter
In June, SWIC members joined PAB bill sponsors Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) to discuss their water and wastewater finance legislation, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2014, H.R. 4237 and S.2345. Read more


More UIM

The Water Conservation GuideThe Water Conservation Guide

It’s no secret water and sewer utilities across the United States are suffering from a lack of funding for needed projects. Of course, the timing makes the situation even more detrimental as we are now in an era of increasing water and wastewater system failures coupled with droughts. Water conservation and the benefits of saving this precious resource can be achieved in a number of ways. But understanding some of the larger issues, such as water scarcity and the overall shift that is happening in the way we think about water, is perhaps important before action can be taken.
To help address this broad topic of conservation, we’ve addressed several areas in our Water Conservation Guide that are imperative for a water utility to consider.

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Optimizing Water Performance: The How to Guide

Optimizing Water Performance: The How to Guide

With municipalities and water and sewer utilities across the country looking to increase efficiency and reduce costs, more are turning to new ways of conducting business. These can include brand new arrangements, such as entering into public-private partnerships (PPPs), or simply improving efficiency in existing business practices. By examining these practices across an entire enterprise, a utility can operate more efficiently and save money.

To help identify potential areas where improvement can be realized, UIM brings you this stand-alone supplement – “Optimizing Water Performance: The How to Guide.”

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