Media Type: Blog Posts

Craig Wells

Sea Level Impact Projection Studies: What They Are and What They Aren’t

A new Florida law will require public entities to conduct Sea Level Impact Projection (SLIP) studies ahead of coastal building projects that use state funding. Here are some key guidelines for planning such projects.

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Craig Wells

How Investments in Climate Resiliency Can Pay Off Later

It’s estimated that for every $1 spent on pre-disaster mitigation or hardening measures, a utility can save $4 to $36 in post-event recovery and replacement costs.

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Craig Wells

How to Assess Your Infrastructure To Be Climate Resilient

For water and wastewater utilities along the coasts, it’s not a matter of whether storm surge will impact infrastructure but when. Now is the time to assess facilities’ ability to withstand storms.

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Jordan Skipwith

Climate and Drought Outlook for the United States

Temperatures and precipitation will be above normal for much of the United States during March 2021, according to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

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Jordan Skipwith

Current Drought Conditions in the United States

Drought conditions have slightly declined across the United States this past month. Here are details for states across the Southwest and Southeast.

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Jennifer Wasinger

Public Entities in Oklahoma Urged to Report Storm Damage to Help Access Recovery Funding

Additionally, local governments have access to low-interest loans from Oklahoma State Revolving Funds to pay for the restoration of vital water and wastewater infrastructure,

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Mark Evans

FEMA to Introduce New Revolving Loan Program with STORM Act

This program, for which Congress has appropriated $100 million for each of fiscal years 2022 and 2023, is modeled after the highly successful Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.

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Mark Evans

Across Texas, Damage Reports are Crucial Step Toward Recovery Funding

The federal declaration has triggered financial aid from the FEMA Public Assistance program for emergency protective measures. As local entities report more damage, more funding will become available through FEMA PA avenues for permanent repair and restoration work.

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Jennifer Wasinger
Clay Herndon

OWRB Wastewater Funding Cycle Open

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board offers loan terms below market rates to fund projects such as inflow/infiltration correction and sewer replacement and rehabilitation.

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David Munn

Lead and Copper Rule: Where Should I Start?

Starting now will give you the best chance to successfully navigate the changes. That early effort should include stakeholder communication, risk assessment, scheduling, budgeting and resourcing.

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Paula Feldman
James Naylor
Trey Shanks

Protecting Your Water System from Hackers 

The American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 aims to protect communities against threats similar to the recent cyberattack on a Florida treatment plant.

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Xi Zhao
David Munn

Lead and Copper Rule: What Must Water Systems Do?

The compliance deadline is Jan. 16, 2024, but it’s time to start your process now. Here are eight key requirements water systems should know and complete.

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