Austin Water Recognized for Excellence in Government Finance

Austin Water Recognized for Excellence in Government Finance AUSTIN – The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognized Austin Water in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Government Finance, specifically for its debt management strategies. Austin Water’s creative approach successfully balances two essential priorities: increasing affordability for customers, while improving and maintaining critical infrastructure for extreme weather […]

Sewer line breaks, spews 8.5M gallons of waste onto streets of California city

An estimated 8.5 million gallons of untreated sewage water spilled into a flood-control waterway in Los Angeles County after a sewer pipe failed last week, according to local officials. A concrete pipe 48 inches in diameter in Carson, Calif., collapsed Thursday, sending wastewater out of a manhole onto a city street and into the Dominguez Channel, […]

Even with all the rain, Oregon’s water woes need to be addressed

It is raining and it will keep raining. It feels like it has always been raining. Rain-soaked Oregonians understandably doubt that water scarcity could ever be an issue here. But, in some parts of the state, we live in a land of water overabundance and also of failing drinking water systems due to quality, quantity, […]

World Habitat Day is “Housing for all: A better urban future”

The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to […]

Water is hidden crisis for Florida and the world

As Floridians, we are surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful waters. However, we are currently facing a hidden water crisis that risks ruining our beautiful state and the entire global community. Floridians can expect to feel the impacts of a water crisis as sea levels rise, our fisheries are threatened and our aquifers […]