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Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field

  • 15 May 2018
  • ckearns

District Sales Engineer Andy Singer has spent enough time troubleshooting problems in the field that not much surprises him anymore. When it comes to dry barrel fire hydrants, though, he still gets a chuckle out of some of his more outrageous experiences. Here is his educational and entertaining take on the care and maintenance of fire hydrants, and ways to maximize a utility’s return on what potentially can be a 50+-year infrastructure investment.

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

  • 9 April 2018
  • ckearns

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $5.5 billion in credit that could finance over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6, 2018.


  • 2 April 2018
  • ckearns


NYRWA is calling on our membership for urgent assistance.  We need you, our valued members, to reach out to your elected officials and ask that they write a letter to your NYS Assembly and Senate Leaders asking for their support of the Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program (SWAP) Bill S3292/A3907A, Sponsored by NYS Senator James Tedisco and Assemblyman Phillip Steck.

Energy Efficiency Assessment

  • 29 March 2018
  • ckearns

In early February, while undertaking an Energy Efficiency Assessment for the Village of North Collins I discovered an energy program sponsored by Erie County, with substantially lower energy costs (approximately $0.02 - $0.03 kw/h). 

On February 27th, Leah Harnish, Legislative Liaison Community News distributed the following up-date: