News Article | May 12, 2017
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation awarded $23,619,391 to communities in seven states for planning, designing and constructing water recycling and re-use projects; developing feasibility studies; and researching desalination and water recycling projects. The funding is part of the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program. "This funding provides essential tools for stretching limited water supplies by helping communities reclaim and reuse wastewater and impaired ground or surface waters,” said Secretary Zinke. “These tools are just part of the toolkit for bridging the gap between water supply and demand and thus making water supplies more drought-resistant. In addition to this funding, Reclamation is actively supporting state and local partners in their efforts to boost water storage capacity." Title XVI Authorized Projects are authorized by Congress and receive funding for planning, design and/or construction activities on a project-specific basis. Six projects will receive $20,980,129. They are: ● City of Pasadena Water and Power Department (California), Pasadena Non-Potable Water Project, Phase I, $2,000,000 ● City of San Diego (California), San Diego Area Water Reclamation Program, $4,200,000 ● Hi-Desert Water District (California), Hi-Desert District Wastewater Reclamation Project, $4,000,000 ● Inland Empire Utilities Agency (California), Lower Chino Dairy Area Desalination and Reclamation Project, $5,199,536 ● Padre Dam Municipal Water District (California), San Diego Area Water Reclamation Program, $3,900,000 ● Santa Clara Valley Water District (California), South Santa Clara County Recycled Water Project, $1,680,593 Title XVI Feasibility Studies are for entities that would like to develop new water reclamation and reuse feasibility studies. Thirteen projects will receive $1,791,561. They are: ● City of Ada Public Works Authority (Oklahoma), Reuse Feasibility Study for the City of Ada, Oklahoma, $136,193 ● City of Bartlesville (Oklahoma), Feasibility Study to Augment Bartlesville Water Supply with Drought-Resilient Reclaimed Water, $150,000 ● City of Garden City (Kansas), Strategic Plan for Reuse Effluent Water Resources in Garden City, Kansas, and Vicinity, $65,368 ● City of Quincy (Washington), Quincy 1 Water Resource Management Improvement Feasibility Study for Comprehensive Wastewater Reuse and Water Supply Project, $150,000 ● El Paso Water Utilities - Public Services Board (Texas), Aquifer Storage-Recovery with Reclaimed Water to Preserve Hueco Bolson using Enhanced Arroyo Infiltration for Wetlands, and Secondary Reducing Local Power Plant Reclaimed Water Demand, $150,000 ● Kitsap County (Washington), Feasibility Study for a comprehensive water reuse project at the Kitsap County Kingston Wastewater Treatment Plant, $150,000. ● Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (California), Pure Water Project Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, $150,000 ● North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (Texas), Feasibility Study of Energy-Efficient Alternatives for Brackish Groundwater Desalination for the North Alamo Water Supply Corporation, $90,000 ● Oklahoma Water Resources Board (Oklahoma), Feasibility Study of Potential Impacts of Select Alternative Produced Water Management and Reuse Scenarios, $150,000 ● Soquel Creek Water District (California), Pure Water Soquel - Replenishing Mid-County Groundwater with Groundwater with Purified Recycled Water, $150,000 ● Valley Center Municipal Water District (California), Lower Moosa Canyon Wastewater Recycling, Reuse, and sub-regional Brine Disposal Project, $150,000 ● Washoe County (Nevada), Northern Nevada Indirect Potable Reuse Feasibility Study, $150,000 ● Weber Basin Water Conservancy District (Utah), Weber Basin Water Conservancy District Reuse Feasibility Study, $150,000 The Title XVI Program will provide funding for research to establish or expand water reuse markets, improve or expand existing water reuse facilities, and streamline the implementation of clean water technology at new facilities. Four projects will receive $847,701. They are: ● City of San Diego (California), Demonstrating Innovative Control of Biological Fouling of Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes and Enhanced Chemical and Energy Efficiency in Potable Water, $300,000 ● City of San Diego (California), Site-Specific Analytical Testing of RO Brine Impacts to the Treatment Process, $48,526 ● Kansas Water Office (Kansas), Pilot Test Project for Produced Water near Hardtner, Kansas, $199,175 ● Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (California), Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Truinfo Demonstration Project, $300,000 Reclamation provides funding through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program for projects that reclaim and reuse municipal, industrial, domestic or agricultural wastewater and naturally impaired ground or surface waters. Reclaimed water can be used for a variety of purposes, such as environmental restoration, fish and wildlife, groundwater recharge, municipal, domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation or recreation. Since 1992, Title XVI funding has been used to provide communities with new sources of clean water, while promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. In that time, approximately $672 million in federal funding has been leveraged with non-federal funding to implement more than $3.3 billion in water reuse improvements. To learn more about Title XVI and these awards, please visit https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/title.
News Article | May 9, 2017
More control for homeowners with the addition of the Eddy H2O sensor to its award-winning Eddy Home Intelligent Water Management Solution.
News Article | May 8, 2017
Topics ranged from Developing a Comprehensive Enterprise Water Management Program to When and How to Work with Your Local Health Department to Managing Ice Machines and Decorative Water Features for Legionella. The keynote, which described the current legal landscape following the 2015 release of ASHRAE Standard 188, "Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems" and 2016 release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Water Management Toolkit, was delivered by Scott Furman, Esq. of the environmental law firm of Sive, Paget and Riesel P.C. This year's Summit featured a panel composed of early adopters of water management programs, who shared their experiences of leading and actively participating on a water management team. A second panel of infection prevention professionals discussed the importance of their role within water management teams. To view content from this year's Summit or request an invite to next year's Summit in Orlando, go to www.smartwaterleadership.com and join the Smart Water Community. The Smart Water Leadership Summit is an invitation-only event produced by Phigenics. The purpose of the Summit is to provide an invigorating forum for water management leaders to learn, develop and promote best practices for sustainable facility water management. Invited guests include professionals in facility management, EH&S, engineering, sustainability, compliance, infection prevention, research, government policy and regulation, academia, and related disciplines who are responsible for managing utility, process and potable water within their facilities. Industry sectors include a broad base of healthcare, higher education, retail, commercial, hospitality, government and manufacturing organizations. www.smartwaterleadership.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/phigenics-smart-water-leadership-summit-provides-forum-for-facility-leaders-and-infection-prevention-professionals-to-discuss-water-management-300453261.html
News Article | May 11, 2017
Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has signed contracts with Sweden-based Wisby Tankers and Norway’s RoRo company Hoëgh Autoliners to install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on five existing vessels. The agreement, which comes six months after the Norwegian BWT specialist became the first company to win USCG approval, will see Optimarin fitting units on three bitumen tankers for Wisby and two Hoëgh Autoliners RoRo ships. “Any shipowner looking for optimal flexibility for their fleets must install BWT systems that are compliant with the very strictest regulations, which, in this case, are those of the USCG,” Tore Andersen, Optimarin CEO, said. “In addition, the modular nature of OBS makes it easy to retrofit on any vessels – even those where space is of an absolute premium, such as it is on these specialist ships. That was crucial for both Wisby and Hoëgh Autoliners, as it will be for all companies looking to ensure their ships comply with the IMO’s ratified Ballast Water Management convention,” Andersen added. The tasks, when completed later this year, will take the total number of Optimarin retrofits beyond the 110 mark. The three Wisby Tankers will see 500 m3 systems installed, while the Hoëgh Autoliners vessels will install capacities of 344 m3 and 500 m3. All systems utilize powerful 35kW UV lamps to ensure the elimination of all potentially invasive waterborne organisms.
News Article | April 17, 2017
"MIAMI — South Florida water managers issued a water shortage warning that asked more than 8 million residents to conserve water and follow lawn-watering rules. The South Florida Water Management District issued the warning for residents from Orlando to Key West late last week. Officials say if the shortage persists, they may consider mandatory restrictions. Board chairman Dan O'Keefe said in a statement that the purpose of the warning is to urge Florida families to voluntarily conserve more water so it can last through the remainder of the dry season." The Associated Press had the story April 17, 2017.
News Article | May 4, 2017
Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) is expected to sign legislation to create a $1.5-billion reservoir, largely using state-owned land, in the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake Okeechobee. The reservoir will provide up to 360,000 acre-ft of storage for excess water from the lake with the goal of reducing and eventually eliminating the discharges of polluted water to coastal waters that have been blamed for last summer’s toxic blue-green algal blooms. The legislation was proposed in a surprise an anouncement in August 2016 by state Senator Joe Negron (R), at the time the incoming president of the Senate, who represents a district affected by the blooms. Blue-green algae, fed by agricultural runoff in the Kissimmee River basin, forms in Lake Okeechobee under certain conditions and must be discharged to tide if the lake’s level rises and threatens the Herbert Hoover Dike, which encloses the lake. When the reservoir is built, it will store 240,000-360,000 acre-ft of polluted water from the lake, reducing the lake’s level and preventing discharge to tide. The reservoir is not part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, but it will perform like the reservoirs proposed in CERP, allowing the polluted water to be released gradually into the Everglades where it will be cleansed by the natural processes that created the Everglades over millennia. As is done in CERP, it will be funded in equal parts by the state and federal governments. The South Florida Water Management District will develop the plan using existing state-owned land and adding to it as necessary through land-swaps and purchases. The schedule for completion has not yet been determined.
News Article | May 5, 2017
At the 2017 Waterfront Conference on May 10, the Waterfront Alliance Previews the Region’s First-Ever Harbor Scorecard How protected are our coastal communities and our infrastructure? Are waterways meeting Clean Water Act standards? Where are opportunities for public access to the water? Turn to the Harbor Scorecard for answers and action, neighborhood by neighborhood NEW YORK, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At this year’s Waterfront Conference, titled “Measuring Our Harbor: Strong, Healthy, and Open,” the Waterfront Alliance will preview the region’s first-ever Harbor Scorecard. Comprehensive and user-friendly, the Scorecard compiles research in public access, ecology, and resiliency for a neighborhood-by-neighborhood evaluation of the waterfronts of New York City and northern New Jersey. Distilling extensive research into an easy-to-use tool, the Harbor Scorecard will be previewed at the Waterfront Alliance’s annual Waterfront Conference on Wednesday, May 10, and rolled out three weeks later in time for the start of hurricane season. The Waterfront Conference takes place aboard the Hornblower Infinity, dockside at Hudson River Park, Pier 40, in the morning, and cruising New York Harbor throughout the afternoon. Featured speakers include Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, Member of Congress; Lauren Brand, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration; Hon. Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark; and Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, City of New York, along with dozens of expert panelists and workshop leaders, and hundreds of policy-makers, waterfront advocates, and professionals. Hornblower Cruises & Events is the venue sponsor. For the third year, Arcadis is the premier sponsor of the Waterfront Conference, and for the second year, the sponsor of Arcadis Waterfront Scholars, a program that invites more than 70 undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the conference and engage with professional mentors. On May 10, Arcadis Global Lead for Water Management Piet Dircke will discuss the Harbor Scorecard in a global context using the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Water Index, which assesses the water resources of 50 cities around the world. “New York City is making strides in protecting its coastline, and the Waterfront Conference is an important step in bringing together the best minds to help benchmark our harbors and waterways,” said Mr. Dircke. “Waiting until the next big storm to create safeguards against future disasters is not a sound resiliency strategy.” “As the Waterfront Alliance begins our milestone tenth year of work, we have put together the Harbor Scorecard, an essential tool to take stock of progress along our waterways,” said John Boulé, vice-chair of the Waterfront Alliance and senior vice president at Dewberry, where he is business manager for New York operations. “While we’ve got a lot to be proud of, it’s clear that we need to do better, and the Harbor Scorecard will give citizens and policy-makers alike the information they need to act.” “The Waterfront Alliance cannot solve all of New York City’s waterfront and sea level rise issues, but its Harbor Scorecard will indicate whether we are moving in the right direction, becoming more resilient while at the same time providing more and better access to the waterfront,” said Klaus Jacob of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. “Right now, New York City is making decisions that will affect clean water investments for the next generation,” said Larry Levine, a senior attorney at Natural Resources Defense Council. “Thanks to the Clean Water Act, our harbor is cleaner than it used to be. But far too often the water is still too polluted to touch. Sewage overflows still foul our waterways after it rains, making them unsafe for eight million New Yorkers to use recreationally. The Harbor Scorecard will provide a call to action for local, state and federal officials, shining a light on where we need to invest in our infrastructure for a cleaner, healthier future.” Learn more about the Waterfront Conference and purchase tickets ($150 regular ticket; $75 government agencies and nonprofits; $50 students). Registration and breakfast is 8am to 8:45am; the boat is dockside at Pier 40, Hudson River Park until 1pm; the afternoon harbor cruise returns at 5pm. Continuing education credits will be offered (AIA CES; with APA AICP CM, and LA CES credits pending). The Waterfront Conference is generously sponsored by: Venue Sponsor: Hornblower Cruises & Events Premier Sponsor and Waterfront Scholars: Arcadis Commander: AECOM, GCA , New York City Economic Development Corporation Supporter: Dewberry, ExxonMobil, GBX Gowanus Bay Terminal, Hudson River Foundation, Newtown Creek Group, Red Hook Container Terminal, Seastreak, Stantec, Studio V, Two Trees, United Metro Energy Champion: Entertainment Cruises, HDR, Industry City, Langan, New York Water Taxi, Park Tower Group, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Sims Metal Management/Sims Municipal Recycling, Friend: ARUP, Ecology and Environment, HATCH, Kyle Conti Construction, M.G. McLaren Engineering Group, Moffatt & Nichol, Mott MacDonald, NY Waterway, Perkins & Will, Scape Studio, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, Steer Davies & Gleave, Williams, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff Continuing Education Partners: AIA New York, APA NY Metro Chapter, ASLA NY The Waterfront Alliance works to protect, transform, and revitalize our harbor and waterfront.
News Article | April 21, 2017
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend to holders of the 5.75% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock of $14.375 per share, payable on May 15, 2017 to stockholders of record as of May 1, 2017. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rexnord is comprised of two strategic platforms, Process & Motion Control and Water Management, with approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. The Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services specified, highly-engineered mechanical components used within complex systems. The Water Management platform designs, procures, manufactures and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.rexnord.com. Information in this release may involve outlook, expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions, strategies or other statements regarding the future, which are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Rexnord Corporation as of the date of the release, and Rexnord Corporation assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences. Please refer to “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 as well as the Company’s annual, quarterly and current reports filed on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K from time to time with the SEC for a further discussion of the factors and risks associated with the business.
News Article | April 19, 2017
The Bureau of Reclamation announced that 11 projects were selected to receive $568,662 for Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects, part of the WaterSMART grant program. The projects selected seek to conserve, better manage or make more efficient use of water supplies and are leveraging with local and state funding to support $1.15 million in efficiency improvements. This is the first award this year under the Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement. The funding opportunity is still open and applications will be accepted through May 15, 2017. Reclamation has developed a streamlined selection and review process to reflect the small-scale nature of these projects. To learn more please visit https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/weeg/ssweg.html. Unit B Irrigation and Drainage District (AZ), B16 East Pipeline Conservation Project, $71,477 Yuma Irrigation District (AZ), Magmeter Implementation Program, $6,149 West Basin Municipal Water District (CA), Greywater and Rainwater Advancement Program, $70,000 San Bernardino County (CA), Water Meter Replacement Project, $74,986 Palmdale Water District (CA), Landscape Water Use Efficiency Project, $75,000 Pixley Irrigation District (CA), Avenue 116 SCADA System, $37,780 City of Hailey (ID), Water Smarty: A Grass Replacement Rebate Program, $75,000 New Sweden Irrigation District (ID), SCADA and Automation to East Branch of Martin Canal, $6,518 Riverdale Canal Company (ID), Riverdale Canal Bypass Pipeline, $71,752 Westland Irrigation District (OR), Canal Flow Level Sensor & Water Management Automation Project, $5,000 Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District (WA), Meter Replacement, $75,000 Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects are part of the WaterSMART Program. It aims to improve water conservation and sustainability, helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use. The WaterSMART Program identifies strategies to ensure this generation and future ones will have sufficient amounts of clean water for drinking, economic activities, recreation and ecosystem health. To learn more, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/watersmart.
News Article | February 9, 2017
PHOENIX, Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GWRS), (TSX:GWR), a pure-play water resource management company, has received two prestigious awards that are featured on the company’s redesigned website at www.gwresources.com which was officially launched last night. Global Water received the ‘2016 Business Award for Best Water Management Company – USA’ by Wealth & Finance International. The award recognizes firms whose innovation and outstanding results are changing the way their industry is viewed and are surging ahead of the competition. The company also recently received the ‘Innovation & Excellence Award 2017 for Private Water Utility of the Year’ from Corporate LiveWire. This award honors and celebrates businesses which are creating a brighter tomorrow, from the development and incorporation of cutting edge technology to the creation of forward thinking strategies. Corporate LiveWire noted they particularly admired Global Water’s “smart investment” into technological systems that support efficient operations and maintenance of high customer service levels while protecting and conserving resources. “These prestigious awards recognize our entire team at Global Water — from our frontline support staff to engineers and administrators — for their commitment to quality, excellence and innovation,” said Global Water CEO Ron Fleming. “Their dedication is also reflected in our strong and steady performance.” Global Water’s active service connections reached over 37,000 in the third quarter of 2016. Its growth continues to be supported by positive trends in the metropolitan Phoenix area, including strong population growth due to low-cost housing, excellent weather, major universities, and low taxes. The Arizona Department of Administration’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics predicts the population in metropolitan Phoenix will reach 4.9 million by 2020, up more than 10% from 2015. Global Water’s large service areas include a number of available lots located directly in the path of the projected population growth, which provides a strong tailwind for Global Water to continue adding service connections. About Wealth & Finance International Wealth & Finance International is a monthly publication dedicated to delivering high quality informative and up-to-the-minute global business content. Developed by a highly skilled team of writers, editors, business insiders and regional industry experts, Wealth & Finance International reports from every corner of the globe to give readers the inside track on the need-to-know news and issues affecting banking, finance, regulation, risk and wealth management in their region. To learn more, visit www.wealthandfinance-intl.com. About Corporate LiveWire Corporate LiveWire provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate finance sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The resource provides regular up to date content on an array of subject areas such as corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in legislation. With daily updates, leading affiliations and a team of journalists from every corner of the globe, it aims to be the number one resource for news and developments across the corporate and business community. For more information, visit www.corporatelivewire.com. About Global Water Resources Global Water Resources, Inc. is a leading water resource management company that owns and operates nine utility companies which provides water, wastewater and recycled water services. The company’s service areas are located primarily in growth corridors around metropolitan Phoenix. Global Water recycles nearly 1 billion gallons of water annually. To learn more, visit www.gwresources.com.