Municipal Water Leader
  • Interview

    How Recent Acquisitions Are Expanding Northwest Pipe’s Precast and Reinforced Concrete Offerings

    Northwest Pipe Company’s acquisition of two companies—ParkUSA and Geneva Pipe and Precast— expands its range of product offerings for municipal systems. In this interview, Mike Wray, a Northwest Pipe senior vice president and the general manager of the company’s precast and engineered water technology group, speaks with Municipal Water Leader about the company’s solutions for water, sewer, and storm drainage. 

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    CEO and President Martin Dana of Hobas Pipe USA: Fiberglass Pipe That Is Engineered to Endure

    Hobas Pipe USA Inc. is the leading North American producer and supplier of corrosion-resistant fiberglass pipe products for water- and wastewater-related infrastructure. Hobas’s pipe systems have a 150‑year design life, providing a solution for rehabilitating and replacing aging infrastructure. In this interview, Hobas CEO Martin Dana tells Municipal Water Leader about the company’s vision of providing sustainable solutions for future generations. 

  • Flipbook

    Volume 9 Issue 7 July/August 2022

    By Kris Polly  Every type of pipe has its sweet spot—the application, use, pressure, or soil type for which it is the perfect match. American manufacturers of fiberglass, steel, concrete, lined concrete, plastic, and many other types of pipe are working every day to make their products better, longer lasting, and more reliable.  In our cover story this month, CEO and President Martin Dana of Hobas Pipe USA tells us about his company’s corrosion-resistant fiberglass pipe products, its recent move into the potable water market, and its commitment to sustainability.  We also speak with Mike Wray, a senior vice president at Northwest Pipe and the general manager of the company’s…

  • Interview

    How 120Water Helps Water Systems Comply With the Lead and Copper Rule and Other Water Quality Requirements

    To comply with a host of recent regulations, water quality professionals are turning to outside digital water companies like 120Water to help them execute water safety, compliance, and wastewater monitoring programs. Municipal Water Leader spoke with Megan Glover, cofounder, and CEO of 120Water, about how more than 300 water systems across the United States use the company’s cloud-based software and digital sampling kits for everything from centralizing service line inventory data to end-to-end lead program management. 

  • Interview

    HDR’s Leslie Tice: Making Environmental Planning More Than an Afterthought

    In her 23 years as an environmental program specialist and in roles such as chapter director in the California Association of Environmental Professionals and board member and membership chair of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, Leslie Tice has learned a key lesson: that integrating environmental considerations early in the planning and design processes can save agencies and applicants time and money. As the national environmental director of HDR’s water business group, Ms. Tice works to make that happen for the company’s clients. In this interview, she explains how managers can avoid pitfalls that come from delaying basic environmental questions. 

  • Interview

    John Robinson of Strategic Value Solutions: Opening Possibilities Through Value Engineering

    The discipline of value engineering applies a results-oriented methodology to find cost savings and optimized solutions to infrastructure project designs. In this interview, Municipal Water Leader speaks with Strategic Value Solutions (SVS) Principal and Executive Vice President John Robinson about what an independent dream team of experts can bring to the project design process. 

  • Interview

    Ted Cooke of the Central Arizona Project: Dealing With Shortage and Envisioning Future Supplies

    The Central Arizona Project (CAP), as a junior holder of Colorado River water rights in Arizona, is feeling the brunt of the recent tier 1 supply cuts established under the 2019 Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and triggered in 2021. In this interview with Municipal Water Leader Contributing Editor Jeff Kightlinger, CAP General Manager Ted Cooke tells us about the collaboration that was needed to establish the DCP and to set up the new 500+ Plan and discusses the programs that will be needed after they expire in 2026. 

  • Flipbook

    Volume 9 Issue 6 June 2022

    By Kris Polly  Climatic phenomena, project constraints, and environmental and water quality regulations—these issues and many more pose constant challenges to municipal water agencies across the United States. Luckily, professionals in our field are always thinking of new ways to address them. In this issue, we feature stories of long-term planning, value engineering, integrated planning, new digital services, and other creative approaches to the challenges of the municipal water field.  As a junior holder of Colorado River water rights in Arizona, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) is one of the entities most affected by the recent cuts in Colorado River water deliveries. In a cover interview with Municipal Water Leader…

  • Interview

    Craig Beckman of Aqua Membranes: Improving Membrane Filtration With 3-D Printing

    High-purity water treatment plants and other industries that use membrane filtration rely on decades-old systems that are subject to reduced output and expensive maintenance. Aqua Membranes has been working on a new 3‑D-printed spacer technology to solve those issues. Municipal Water Leader spoke with CEO Craig Beckman about applications in which the company’s new technology can keep the water flowing.