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Water Finance Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow in Cleveland

Water Finance Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow in Cleveland

August 31, 2015 at 12:00 am 0 comments

UIM: Water Utility Infrastructure Management, the leading journal of finance and management for water and wastewater professionals, is hosting its first Water Finance Conference beginning tomorrow at the Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

February SWIC Newsletter

February SWIC Newsletter

February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In January, congressmen reintroduced H.R. 499, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition (SWIC), the advocacy group supporting the bill and private activity bond legislation says it expects the bill to be introduced in the Senate in the coming weeks.

December SWIC Newsletter

December SWIC Newsletter

December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In November, SWIC caught up with G. Tracy Mehan III, a member of the U.S. EPA?s Environmental Financial Advisory Board to discuss the future of innovative financing for water and wastewater infrastructure. Read the highlights from his discussion with SWIC.

October SWIC Newsletter

October SWIC Newsletter

October 3, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

As we enter the final months of a turbulent election year, when already low-expectations sink even lower, it is important to remember the progress made during the second session of the 113th Congress.

August SWIC Newsletter

August 11, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In June, SWIC members joined PAB bill sponsors Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) to discuss their water and wastewater finance legislation, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2014, H.R. 4237 and S.2345.

June SWIC Newsletter

June 15, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

On May 15, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) reintroduced the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act to the Senate. The bill is identical to the water private activity bond (PAB) legislation introduced by Reps. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) in March.

SWIC, Congressional Leaders Talk PAB Legislation

SWIC, Congressional Leaders Talk PAB Legislation

June 4, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

On June 2, SWIC members joined PAB bill sponsors Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) to hear the Congressmen outline and discuss their water and wastewater finance legislation, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2014, H.R. 4237 and S.2345.

SWIC Newsletter – April 2014

April 21, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

SWIC applauds the introduction of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2014 (H.R. 4237) in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 13. The bipartisan legislation would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide that the volume cap for private activity bonds (PABs) shall not apply to bonds for facilities for furnishing of water and sewage facilities.

WIFIA Talk Resumes on Capitol Hill

April 4, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

With pivotal water infrastructure legislation in the balance, more than 130 water utility leaders from 46 states traveled to Capitol Hill on April 1 to advocate for the creation of a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority during the AWWA?s Water Matters! Fly-In.

Reps. Pascrell, Duncan Reintroduce Critical Water Infrastructure Legislation

Reps. Pascrell, Duncan Reintroduce Critical Water Infrastructure Legislation

March 18, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

For nearly three years, numerous U.S. water companies, organizations and advocates have lobbied Congress to reintroduce a significant piece of legislation to assist in the financing of water and sewer projects in the United States.