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We continue our ongoing series spotlighting upcoming infrastructure funding opportunities, at both the state and federal levels. Read the previous posts: Coronavirus Exposes Long-Standing Infrastructure Funding Vulnerabilities and Avenues to Fund Your Infrastructure: FIF and CDBG .

Financing opportunities outside of traditional municipal bonds can be attractive, particularly for utilities in lower income, incorporated communities. Oftentimes these loans and grants go largely underutilized because of the perception that...

Read More - Upcoming Water/Wastewater Funding Deadlines in New Mexico

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Although the next few months of summer typically see some of the highest demands of the year, usage may be different or even diminished this year because of COVID-19.

Water utilities should continue to keep an eye on water quality, which could be an issue as some college campuses, business buildings, and sections of communities have closed down or seen large decreases in activity during normally busy months.

The Environmental Protection Agency...

Read More - Keep Eye On Water Quality As COVID-19 Impacts Usage

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Drought conditions slightly expanded across multiple regions of the United States this week. The nationwide Drought Severity and Coverage Index (DSCI) grew from 82 to 84, as the total percent coverage of abnormally dry (D0), moderate (D1), severe (D2) and extreme (D3) drought conditions all expanded. In addition, exceptional drought (D4) conditions developed in southeastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas. Over this past week, little to no precipitation occurred across regions of the...

Read More - Current Drought Conditions in the United States

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

This article is a preview of a presentation recorded for the Collection Systems Digital Conference presented by the Water Environment Federation.

Treating large volumes of rainwater due to inflow and infiltration (I&I) in the wastewater collection system is a shared experience of many utilities across the US. The City of Conroe, Texas, is facing the same challenge...

Read More - How Much Rainwater Are You Treating? Solutions and Budgeting for I&I Reduction

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This article is a preview of a presentation recorded for the Collection Systems Digital Conference presented by the Water Environment Federation.

In downtown Dallas, approximately 40% of the City's sewer flow passes through a a single 90-inch interceptor structure, which was deteriorating. Because the site is inaccessible to large construction equipment, critical repairs had to take place from within the structure.

To solve this challenge, the City designed a 150-MGD...

Read More - Successful Procedure: Wastewater Bypass in the Heart of Dallas

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Read Part 2: How Investments in Climate Resiliency Can Pay Off Later here:

As Tropical Storm Cristobal makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2020 hurricane season is off to an early start. The question is, is your water and wastewater infrastructure climate ready?

Meteorologists at Colorado State , Penn State and the University of Arizona are all predicting...

Read More - How to Assess Your Infrastructure To Be Climate Resilient

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This ongoing series will spotlight upcoming infrastructure funding opportunities, both State and Federal. In this installment, we feature two imminent opportunities (one zero percent interest rate State loan and one Federal grant), both related to flooding and both with application deadlines in the summer of 2020. (Click here to read the previous post: Coronavirus Exposes Long-Standing Infrastructure Funding Vulnerabilities .)

Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF)

Approved by Texas voters...

Read More - Avenues to Fund Your Infrastructure: FIF and CDBG

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Water conservation is a perennial critical issue in the water industry. American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) 2019 State of the Water Industry Report showed conservation moving from 21st place to 16th place, and ranking 3rd among small utilities. The draft 2022 Texas State Water Plan shows that 37% of strategies in 2020 to meet the state’s growing water demand will be met by demand reduction, up from 31% in...

Read More - Leveraging Relationships to Save Water, Energy and Money

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