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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.

SWIC February Newsletter

March 7, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition (SWIC) had a busy and productive year in 2013. SWIC members joined industry groups to help save tax-exempt municipal bonds and lay the groundwork for the introduction of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act.

December SWIC Newsletter

December 16, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

SWIC joined the Chronicles Group in hosting water documentary film screenings and speaker panels of Members of Congress and water leaders at the U.S. Capitol in November. Water summit special guest, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), began the program and encouraged support for his private activity bond legislation that would provide $50 billion in private capital investment in water and wastewater infrastructure and create more than one million jobs.

UIM IS NOW AN APP!

December 6, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The push to remove caps on Private Activity Bonds (PABs) continues to make its way slowly through Congress. Continuing to lead the charge in the House of Representatives are Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), who have worked hard to educate members of the House Ways and Means Committee.

October SWIC Newsletter

September 23, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

SWIC MEMBER SPOLIGHT: McWane, Inc. McWane, Inc. is a former chair of SWIC and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products. The company manufactures products including ductile iron pipe and fittings, fire hydrants, cast iron soil pipe and fittings and related products. BasedRead More

SWIC Newsletter

August 12, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

United Water currently chairs SWIC and provides water and wastewater services to approximately 5.7 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 20 water utilities, the company operates 100 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements.

SWIC Newsletter

June 3, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

SWIC Overview The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition (SWIC) is an alliance of corporations, public organizations, industry trade associations and others representing private and public water and wastewater service providers, construction contractors, equipment manufacturers and distributors, engineering companies, labor unions, financing institutions and business organizations, working to advance sustainable water andRead More

Water Infrastructure Financing: A Hard Sell in 113th Congress

March 11, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The 2012 elections meant many things to many people. The bad news is, that issues that should enjoy bipartisan support, such as water and wastewater infrastructure investment, are threatened to end up a casualty of this hostile political environment.