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Councilmember Dick White has served on the Durango City Council since 2011, including two one-year rotations as Mayor. He has also served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Southwest Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Durango’s Utility Commission,...read more
We're excited to welcome Caroline to the WaterNow Alliance Team as our new Water Policy Specialist. Caroline is an environmental attorney with broad experience representing non-profit organizations advocating for the protection of California's water and public trust...read more
Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure Just Got a Whole Lot Easier Part 3: Capital, Cash and Scale
From the Executive Director, Cynthia Koehler: Public water utilities, particularly larger ones, are expert in financing water infrastructure. To build treatment facilities, pump stations, pipelines or reservoirs, they float low-cost municipal bonds, which generate...read more
Financing the Future of Water Infrastructure Just Got a Whole Lot Easier Part 2: What Is ‘Distributed Infrastructure’ and Why Should You Care About It?
From the Executive Director, Cynthia Koehler: At WaterNow’s recent Summit in Salt Lake City, we asked our attendees whether they were familiar with the term “distributed infrastructure.” Some were and others were not, but a significant number said they wouldn’t refer...read more
From the Executive Director, Cynthia Koehler: On May 7, 2018, a little-known accounting organization approved a technical implementation guide indicating that public utilities have the option of capitalizing certain costs, such as reimbursing customers for water...read more
Across the United States, many utilities and local water leaders are participating in AWWA’s Drinking Water Week by shining a light on the important role that high quality, reliable drinking water plays in our daily lives. As public entities plan their water futures...read more
I spent the better half of last week in Phoenix for the 91st Annual AZ Water Conference and was blown away! I’m excited share some highlights of the incredible panels and presentations: Keynote Address Encouraging Collaboration Between States The event kicked off with...read more
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Unpacking California’s New Water Efficiency Legislation: What Does It Mean for Urban Water Suppliers?
Last week Governor Brown signed two companion bills to put California on the path to greater water use efficiency in light of climate change and the reality that water utilities are facing a “new normal.” These bills – SB 606 (Hertzberg) and AB 1668 (Friedman) – grew...read more