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Rate survey: water cost increases outpacing other U.S. goods and services

Average increases in potable water and wastewater charges continue to outpace increases in other U.S. goods and services, according to the 2019 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey Book recently released by the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Record flooding tests resilience of Midwest water systems

The unprecedented flooding that surged through America’s heartland in March – and continues to threaten many locations - tested the resiliency of water and wastewater systems across several states, including Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri.

CECorps campaigning for more community infrastructure projects

AWWA’s Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) program is celebrating the fifth year of its alliance with Engineers Without Borders USA and the American Society of Civil Engineers by launching a new volunteer outreach and training campaign

Enjoy a taste of Canada during ACE19

For a taste of Canada’s highly-regarded hospitality and beer, plan to attend the Canadian Water Forum June 10 during the American Water Works Association’s Annual Convention and Exposition (ACE19) in Denver.

Drinking Water Week May 5 -11, Illinois program a showcase

Drinking Water Week -- celebrated annually by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and others within and beyond the water sector – encourages communities to beDrinking Water Week Protect the Source more aware of the critical role that safe, sustainable and affordable drinking water plays in their daily lives.

Coachella Valley Water District flush with challenges in peak season

In Southern California’s Coachella Valley, the mild desert winters attract tens of thousands of seasonal visitors and part-time snowbirds who enjoy golf, tennis, music festivals, hiking and other outdoor activities. The population quadruples from about 384,000 in July to nearly 800,000 in January, presenting unique challenges for effective water management.

AWWA Member Spotlight—Jim Brooks, Orem, Utah

Job title and employer: Human Resources Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District (Pictured, Jim Brooks and his father)Jim Brooks and his father

Working together to address risk and resiliency in the water sector

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has long been a partner and supporter of the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC). Together, we work to protect water and wastewater systems from cybersecurity threats, the impact of natural disasters, terrorism and other hazards by providing water sector members with timely security and response information.

AWWA launching new risk and resilience certificate program

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is introducing a new Utility Risk and Resilience Certificate Program to help community water systems address new requirements in America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018.