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WRDA bills may advance in Congress

WRDA bills may advance in Congress

May 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

House and Senate versions of legislation to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) could receive committee markups in each chamber this week, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is expected to vote on its 2018 reauthorization WRDA, knownRead More

WSSC approves $250 million renewable energy project

WSSC approves $250 million renewable energy project

May 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Last week, commissioners of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) approved the first phase of a $250 million project that will generate power by transforming sewage into renewable energy. The $44 million contract will allow WSSC to begin design and early construction of the Piscataway Bio-Energy Project located at theRead More

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

May 16, 2018 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans to July 31, 2018. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made the announcement during a meeting with water sector associations last week. Pruitt also sent a letter highlighting the deadline extensionRead More

NACWA: Army Corps funding bill includes clean water priorities

NACWA: Army Corps funding bill includes clean water priorities

May 14, 2018 at 9:28 am 0 comments

  The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced its 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) last week, called “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.” WRDA authorizes individual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) water resources projects and is considered a “must-pass” bill every two years. While this USACERead More

Brown and Caldwell strengthens reuse expertise with new hires

Brown and Caldwell strengthens reuse expertise with new hires

May 14, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell recently announced the expansion of the firm’s water reuse practice with four key hires. The additions of Dr. Kati Bell, Melanie Holmer, Dr. Allegra da Silva, and Melissa Meeker will provide industry-recognized expertise to clients on a host of water and environmental challenges, further establishing Brown andRead More

Report: Advanced asset management poised to drive $41 billion in savings

Report: Advanced asset management poised to drive $41 billion in savings

May 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

According to a new report from Bluefield Research, smarter, more advanced asset management strategies could save water utilities $41.9 billion in capital expenditures by 2027. These savings stem from the proliferation of new technology solutions and companies adjusting their business models to serve the municipal water sector. Utilities rely on asset management solutionsRead More

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

Coalition pushes Congress to reinstate advance refunded bonds

May 7, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Last week, water sector organizations joined a broad coalition of stakeholders asking members of Congress to support legislation to reinstate the ability of communities to issue tax-free advance refunded bonds, several months after the new tax reform bill eliminated this cost-saving option. Water groups participating in the coalition’s efforts includeRead More

WEF to coordinate ‘water tech clusters’ network

WEF to coordinate ‘water tech clusters’ network

May 7, 2018 at 9:23 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now coordinating a network of 18 water technology clusters, a program that was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The water clusters are regional groupings of businesses, government, research institutions and other organizations focused on development of innovative technologies to provide clean andRead More

DC Water names new CEO

DC Water names new CEO

May 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Board of Directors today named David L. Gadis as the new chief executive officer and general manager of DC Water. Gadis was selected after a nationwide search that attracted more than 100 candidates. “David impressed our selection committee with his experience andRead More

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

April 30, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hopes to use the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to support as much as $4 billion worth of funding annually for communities to remove lead service lines. Pruitt’s statements to members of Congress came last week during the course of two hearings beforeRead More

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