Needing CEU’s? Upcoming Webinars for Operators.

Webinars for CEU Credits!* Each webinar is limited to the first 200 people. It will be on a first come first serve basis. May 11, 2020 Noon to 1pm EST 30min   Jeff Fish, Operations Specialist – Groundwater Wells for Operators 30min   Rachel Runge, P.E. – Dealing with the Media (water treatment filtration media options and O&M) May 18, 2020 Noon […]

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Infrastructure Funding Update

Over the past several weeks, Commonwealth has been closely monitoring federal actions that may benefit Hoosier cities and towns during this difficult time.  In late March, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law. Among its many provisions, the law includes significant funding for the Community Development Block […]

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Today’s Challenges in the Water and Wastewater Workforce

While the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order is still in place, we realize the Water and Wastewater workforce continues to provide essential services with hopes of returning to normal soon. During this time, some staff may be in isolation due to being high risk which might include operators and leaders – leaving others to fill their roles. Whatever the […]

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Potential Infrastructure Funding Creates Need for Planning

With the ink barely dry on the most recent COVID-19 stimulus package, the federal government is already in discussion on an additional package focusing on infrastructure.   Remember the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)?  ARRA was hurriedly assembled and provided a combination of tax cuts, stimulus checks, and public works spending.  Our office was […]

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Clean Water IS Essential

While many of us have modified our behavior to adapt to Social Distancing and Stay-At-Home Orders, Indiana’s dedicated Utility Staff remain committed to providing clean drinking water and sanitation. Times like these remind us of the importance of our utilities and those that represent them. Thank you from all of us at Commonwealth. We remain […]

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OCRA Announces COVID-19 Immediate Response Program 

OCRA Announces COVID-19 Immediate Response Program  The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has released a Program Update to their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Allocation Plan to provide funding for COVID-19 specific projects to assist communities during this time. Funding for Programs will be up to $250,000 per community for eligible activities.  Immediate […]

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Attend Indiana Finance Authority Planning Meeting

Something to add to your 2020 To-Do List As a result of the 2018 and 2019 legislative sessions, there have been several new requirements placed upon water and wastewater utilities.  These include Asset Management Program development and the completion of Water Loss Audit/Validations.  Did you know it is required for water and wastewater utilities to […]

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Commonwealth Engineers announces the promotion of Theresa Criss-Hartwig and Drew Flamion to Partner

Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. (Commonwealth) announces the promotion of two staff members to Partner. Commonwealth Partners have a vested interest in helping employees grow with our company and working with Indiana communities with their water resource needs and long-term goals.   Theresa Criss-Hartwig joined Commonwealth Engineers in 2009 and served as a Business Development Manager. Theresa is […]

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