The United States’ $1 Trillion Problem

AWWA Releases Alarming Infrastructure Report Communities across the United States are sitting on top of a massive amount of aging water infrastructure, much of which needs to be replaced in the next 25 years. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released a report called “Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge.”  The report estimates … Read more

Bill Proposes Modifications to MN Water Conservation Law

The Minnesota House and Senate are considering an amendment to a state statute that would require water conservation rate structures to be in place statewide by January 1, 2013. The new wording in HF 1923 will give cities the freedom to choose between two options. A city could use water conservation rates to meet the … Read more

Capital Project Management

Last spring, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a bill into law that allocated $110 million in state financing for the newly-created Western Area Water Supply Authority (WAWSA).  The Authority oversees the Western Area Water Supply Project, which will deliver treated drinking water from the Missouri River to multiple communities, rural water users, and industry … Read more