Public-Private Partnerships May Be Solution to Aging Infrastructure

Infrastructure is aging, the national deficit is growing and tax revenue has taken a hit from COVID-19. Many communities are wondering where they will find the funds to provide basic […]

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Encourage Water Conservation with These Four Tools

Water seems ubiquitous – we turn on the tap, and it’s there. However, less than two percent of water on the planet is freshwater, and only 1 percent is available as drinking […]

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Looking At the Future of Infrastructure

As Congress and the president eye a bipartisan effort at improving our aging infrastructure, the time for a wide-reaching infrastructure program to rebuild water, electric, transportation and information infrastructure, is […]

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Water Infrastructure Crisis: Data in the Six Pillar Solution – A Message from John Kitzie, CEO

In a previous newsletter we introduced the idea of Six Pillars that must be addressed to reverse the dire state of America’s water infrastructure. The solution lies in leadership and a […]

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Build a Stronger America with the EPA

President Trump is inviting local and state governments to “Build a Stronger America” through investment in infrastructure. The president’s plan is to spur $1.5 trillion in investment by distributing $200 […]

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Columbus’s Blueprint For Clean Streams And Strong Neighborhoods

National League Of Cities Written by Cathy Spain In the late 1970s, I was a research economist writing guidebooks for local officials about the affordability of new infrastructure to achieve […]

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Water Conservation: Partnering With Ratepayers To Reduce Costs

Potable water is valuable and requires time, labor and resources to produce and deliver to ratepayers, and water utilities are expected to maintain a constant, clean supply with aging infrastructure […]

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How To Conserve Water When You’re Losing It

Three percent of water on our planet is freshwater and only 1 percent is suitable for drinking, so it’s not difficult to see that we must conserve water for the [...]

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Smart Meters Can Help Stop The Loss Of Water… And Dollars

A state audit found that Pittsburgh is losing half of the clean water it processes; Olean, N.Y., loses two of every five gallons; Ontario, Canada, is losing $700 million a […]

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Green Infrastructure: Three Ways To Partner With Residents

As municipal officials turn to the cost-savings and environmental and social benefits of green infrastructure, there’s one important factor that can mean the difference between success and failure: community buy-in. [...]

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