Midwest Drought

September 2018

Although recent rain has provided a bit of relief for the Midwest region in the past few weeks, there are still areas that will experience both short- and long-term effects from this summer’s drought. The USDA proclaims drought to be, on average, “one of the most costly natural hazards in the United States each year.” […]

Cybersecurity Management You Need to Know

September 2018

The first computer virus was detected in 1970, and the cybersecurity threat to our nation’s utilities has continued to gradually increase since then, most significantly in the recent decade. As Industrial Control Systems become progressively more online and the Internet of Things works to improve efficiencies and service, more doors are opened for cybersecurity issues. […]

AWWA 2018 Sate of the Water Industry Report

September 2018

As AWWA prepares to disseminate surveys for the 2019 State of the Water Industry Report, it’s a good time to look back at the 2018 report and revisit some of the concerns reported. How much has changed in the past six months, and are we still headed in the predicted direction? The 2018 results conveyed […]

Water Saving Tips for Hot Weather

July 2018

Hot Midwest summers means household water consumption more than doubles. Reducing water usage will help elevate shortages and save you money. Here are some easy tips to help you conserve. Water early. When temperatures heat up and the sun is high in the air, water evaporation is at its peak. By watering in the morning, […]

Regulatory Changes Ahead?

July 2018

In light of the recent departure of former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, the organization will be led by Mr. Pruitt’s deputy, Scott Wheeler, at least for the next several months and perhaps past the midterm November elections. There is speculation by both supporters and critics of Wheeler that he will share […]

The Quest for Water

July 2018

As the demand for available clean water continues to grow, due to challenges such as climate change, pollution, the expansion of human populations and the increase of industry, the long-time focus on water strategies to conserve and recycle gain more attention. Water authorities in geographical hot spots such as California, Texas and Florida strive to […]

New Addition to the Leadership Team of Alliance Water Resources

February 2017