Water and Wastes Digest, one of the leading publications in the water and wastewater industry, recently published an article written by StepWise’s Jason Mumm. The article, entitled Fair Water Pricing discusses how the relatively low price of water and sewer services in America is a false indicator of its cost, and how those same low [...]
The latest report on infrastructure funding needs in America is on the streets from the American Water Works Association. Download the report here or from the AWWA website to read it all. Here is a summary of the findings as republished from the AWWA press release.
It’s that time of year again, and ballot initiatives are all the rage. There are bound to be several dozen all over the country, but there are two in Colorado in particular that could have a direct impact on water utilities in that state, and perhaps downstream. Although they are still under some legal scrutiny [...]
In a couple of presentations I’ve given in the past few months, I’ve talked about one of the key drivers in the water and wastewater utility industry being a pending shortfall in the labor pool. One of the leading indicators of a shortage is not the lack of employable people, but rather the lack of [...]
If you watched 60 Minutes (CBS) on Sunday 12/19 then you heard a story about how the States are in big trouble with their budget deficits that renowned Wall Street analyst Meredith Whitney says is likely to lead to a wave of municipal bond defaults. The prologue for failing municipalities looks like this: the State [...]