Water Design-Build Council Blog

What Are the Financial Trends of Municipalities in Funding Water and Sewer projects?

A featured topic of discussion at the recent August ACEC Environment & Energy Committee meeting was Identifying Financial Trends from Federal, State, and Private/Public Partnership (P3) sources. Committee members sought to gain insight and perspective from other groups and organizations also in attendance (Council of Mayors, WDBC, engineering and financial firms).

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Topics: Wastewater Infrastructure, Education, municipal water, ACEC

Smart Partnerships Involve Equipment Suppliers in an Evolving Water Design-Build Industry

Posted by Roman J. Aguirre, Evoqua Water Technologies, WDBC Advisor Member on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 04:51 PM

Equipment vendors and technology suppliers are quickly becoming important players in collaborative delivery for the water industry. As technologies become more advanced, equipment suppliers offer a wide portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions with respect to operations, service impacts, and long-term performance.

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Topics: Wastewater Infrastructure, Water Infrastructure, design-build, Collaborative Project Delivery

What's So "Progressive" about Progressive Design-Build

 

It’s political season and the news is filled with commentary on liberals and conservatives and... progressives. So what exactly is so progressive about progressive design-build?

Well, it's no surprise, but the label for this valuable delivery method doesn’t have any political meaning! Instead, it’s all about evolving the design-build process to meet the needs of owners that could not use – or preferred not to use – fixed price design-build:

 

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Topics: CMAR, Wastewater Infrastructure, Water Infrastructure, design-build

We Can't Afford to Be Reactive About Water and Wastewater Issues

Why does it take a crisis or public outrage to motivate policy officials to take action on water and wastewater issues? In 2016, the water quality and compliance issues impacting the public’s health and environment – with the crisis in Flint, Michigan, serving as a prime example – should not be happening. 

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Topics: Wastewater Infrastructure, Water Infrastructure, design-build

Design-Build Delivery: Nitrogen Removal to Benefit the Chesapeake Bay

Posted by Admin on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (HRWTF) is a 50 million gallon per day (mgd) secondary wastewater treatment plant, currently treating an annual average flow of approximately 27 mgd of combined wastewater from local industries and domestic sources.

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Topics: HDR, Wastewater Infrastructure

Repairing Our Nation's Water Infrastructure: Dramatic Efforts Needed

The dramatic need for repairing and replacing the nation's water infrastructure was spotlighted last week across the U.S. by numerous organizations. But, this is not the first time, nor will it be the last!

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Topics: Wastewater Infrastructure

Lend Your Voice: Push for Legislation to Repair Our Water Systems

When was the last time you took the time to write a message to your local politician, addressing a topic near and dear to your heart?

Now is the time for us, as caring residents of our communities to stand for the organizations that we support. Now is the time to tell our elected representatives in Congress and the Government that it is time to pass legislation that supports funding, building and maintaining the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure.

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Topics: Wastewater Infrastructure, Water Week, Water Infrastructure