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NEWSLINE

LATEST INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

Household Water, Sewer Bills Outpace Inflation 3X
Residential water and wastewater
bills have steadily increased by 5.7
percent annually over the past five
years, outpacing average annual
income growth (5 percent) and inflation (1.9 percent), and magnifying
the financial challenges facing municipal water utilities. According to Bluefield Research's "U.S. Municipal Water and Wastewater Utility Bill Index,"
analysis of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. shows combined
monthly water and wastewater bills
averaging $91.06, based on standard
Source: Bluefield Research
household consumption by geography.
With so much focus on water, the impact of sewer charges on household budgets is often
overlooked. In 2017, wastewater represented 58 percent of the total average utility bill for
U.S. households. Across cities, however, the disparity is extreme, with monthly sewer bills
ranging from $14.04 in Memphis to a high of $135.57 in Seattle. Similarly, monthly water
bills in Memphis averaged $15.96, compared to $92.62 in San Francisco.
"In the absence of an overhaul of federal and state water infrastructure support mechanisms, beyond state revolving funds and pending WIFIA funding, the burden falls largely on
ratepayers," said Erin Bonney Casey, director of US Municipal Water Research at Bluefield.
"For municipalities, the use of surcharges outside of general rate proceedings, such as Distribution System Investment Charges and Atlanta's Municipal Option Sales Tax, are expected to
rise."
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Bluefield Research, (617) 910 2540, bluefieldresearch.com

Subsite Adds Camera Inspection Capabilities With RST Acquisition
Subsite Electronics, a Charles Machine
Works Company, has acquired the assets
of R.S. Technical Services Inc. (RST), an
innovator in the design and manufacture
of closed-circuit television remote inspection and monitoring cameras. The deal
adds proven camera inspection capabilities
to Subsite's robust line of "Underground
Awareness" solutions.
"This acquisition adds a significant offering for lining contractors and municipalities in the rehab and replacement market,
broadening our solutions in the life cycle of the pipe," said Rick Johnson, CEO of Charles
Machine Works. "It will also help support our current HDD customers, who are diversifying into areas like cross bore inspection work."
RST camera systems feature single conductor technology, which accommodates all
power feed and return functions in a single cable. Past RST innovations include the first
true pan-tilt camera with tracking lights from a U.S. manufacturer, the first steerable
storm drain tractor or large pipeline tractor, the first single conductor laser and sonar
profiling systems, and many more.
Subsite provides underground construction professionals a comprehensive suite of
electronic products, including utility locators, horizontal directional drilling (HDD)
guidance equipment and equipment machine controls.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Subsite Electronics, (800) 846-2713, subsite.com


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Underground Construction - August 2017

Underground Construction - August 2017
Contents
Editor’s Log
Newsline
Washington Watch
Pipeline Projects
Construction Industry Applauds Pab Legislation
First Look: Vacuworx Unveils Compact Vacuum Lifting System
Two Ways Utility Contractors Can Transfer Risk
Pvcpa Study Examines Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs of Water Pipes
Real Business in the Big Easy
Currently @ Cuire
Matthews Assumes Ttc Leadership Role
2017 Buyer´S Guide
Nassco Tech Tips
Test Your Skills at the Rehabzone ‘18 Cutter Challenge
Rehab Products
Waterworksnews
Business
New Products
Calendar of Events
Equipment Spotlight
Business Cards
Sales Reps
Ad Index
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Underground Construction - August 2017
Underground Construction - August 2017 - IFC
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Contents
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Editor’s Log
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 3
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Newsline
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - 6
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 7
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Washington Watch
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 9
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Pipeline Projects
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 11
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Construction Industry Applauds Pab Legislation
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 13
Underground Construction - August 2017 - First Look: Vacuworx Unveils Compact Vacuum Lifting System
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 15
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Two Ways Utility Contractors Can Transfer Risk
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 17
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Pvcpa Study Examines Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs of Water Pipes
Underground Construction - August 2017 - 19
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Real Business in the Big Easy
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Currently @ Cuire
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Matthews Assumes Ttc Leadership Role
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - 2017 Buyer´S Guide
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Nassco Tech Tips
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Test Your Skills at the Rehabzone ‘18 Cutter Challenge
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Rehab Products
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Waterworksnews
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Business
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - New Products
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Calendar of Events
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Equipment Spotlight
Underground Construction - August 2017 - Business Cards
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Underground Construction - August 2017 - Ad Index
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