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Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2017

Posted by Bryon Killian on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The threshold for 2017 have increased after staying stagnant from... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Regulations


Pennsylvania's Act 129 Lighting Rebate Summary Guide

Posted by Chris Darosh on Thursday, September 22, 2016

monthly savings and rebates!?! sounds too good to be true…Before we get too far into the nitty-gritty details on how to recoup some of the dollars you’re investing in energy-efficient... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Electrical  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Lighting


Avoiding ESCO/GESA Contract Pitfalls

Posted by Bryan Haag on Monday, June 20, 2016

So, you’ve decided that a performance/energy service contract or Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement (GESA) is the best way to fund your facility or utility project…great! They are a... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Federal Water & Wastewater Funding Loan Rates Hit Historic Lows

Posted by Bryon Killian on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Early last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) lowered water and waste disposal loan interest rates for the 3rd quarter, to historic lows. Rates range... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Environmental  |  Budgeting & Funding


A 6-pack of PRWA Presentations

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, March 21, 2016

It’s almost PA Rural Water Conference Time! Stop by our booth March 29th through April 1st in State College, PA and tap the brains of water and wastewater experts! Or better yet, dive deeper by... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Stormwater  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management


Water and Sewer Tapping Fees

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As of June 2015, it has been 10 years since the effective date of Act 57. Act 57 required all water and sewer tapping fees across Pennsylvania to be recalculated in accordance with new requirements... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Budgeting & Funding


Financing Options for Energy Projects

Posted by Bryan Haag on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Whether you are looking to replace lighting, install new boilers, install a combined heat and power (CHP) central boiler, you’re going to need to pay for it somehow. The good news is that today... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding


When is a Meeting Necessary?

Posted by Lenette Wells on Friday, April 10, 2015

Whether you are working through next year’s budget, looking at your list of deferred maintenance projects, or planning to implement a specific project, having conversations and gleaning input... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management  |  Facility Planning & Management


Pennsylvania Increases Bid Base Amounts

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has announced new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The thresholds have increased 1.7% from 2014 and have taken effect January... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  GIS Mapping  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management


Biogas and Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Posted by Bryon Killian on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Does your treatment plant utilize anaerobic digestion or are you considering it? In either case, you should be evaluating a CHP system that runs off of your biogas to produce electricity and process... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Wastewater  |  Energy Planning & Management  |  Environmental  |  Budgeting & Funding

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