North Carolina Panel Designates Financially Distressed Water and Sewer Systems

North Carolina officials took a decisive step in a years-long process to identify financially struggling water and sewer providers and assist them in a transition toward financial stability and reliable service.

Volunteer Network Rescues Small Alabama Water System with Operator under Quarantine

Water utilities are concerned that the new coronavirus will lead to staffing shortages.

Water Utilities’ Biggest Coronavirus Concern Is Staffing

As the coronavirus spreads across the country, water utility leaders say that potential staffing shortages due to illness and quarantine are their biggest current concern in the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Bid for Cleaner Water, California Seeks Arranged Utility Marriages

Uniting small, failing utilities with larger neighbors can fix water problems.

When the Water Is Shut Off

Cities employ vastly different strategies for late-paying customers.

Water Sector Prepares For Cyberattacks

Security threats evolve as water systems connect to the internet. By…

Infographic: Average U.S. Household Water Use and Bills, 2015-16

High prices do not necessarily mean high bills.

Study: Efficient Fixtures Cut U.S. Indoor Water Use

America’s households are using less water. By Brett…

Could Insurance Markets Help Water Utilities Respond to Drought?

Drought restrictions and wet summers shake utility budgets. Researchers…

Saving Money by Storing the Rain

Rainwater harvesting, a disruptive idea, catches on with businesses. CoB reporter Brett Walton responds to a recent article in the Guardian.

Western U.S. Water Utilities Take Financial Responsibility for Reducing Watershed Wildfire Risk

When residents in Santa Fe, New Mexico pay their water bills,…

EPA Water Infrastructure Survey Reveals Little About Utilities’ Climate Readiness

Though few reported climate change adaptation projects to the…