Water Finance

Biden-Harris admin directs $225 million in water funds to Tribes, Alaska Native Villages

Biden-Harris admin directs $225 million in water funds to Tribes, Alaska Native Villages

June 14, 2024 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

The Joe Biden administration recently announced more than $225 million in funding to improve access to safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater services for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages. EPA said the funding to Tribes will assist in advancing public health andRead More

EBMUD solar project expected to offset 10 percent of current energy costs

EBMUD solar project expected to offset 10 percent of current energy costs

June 6, 2024 at 10:05 am 0 comments

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Oakland, California, recently announced the installation of its largest solar facility. Designed, built, owned and operated by TotalEnergies, the 4.6 MW project will supply the water agency with approximately 10 million kilowatt-hours of clean solar energy perRead More

AWWA: Source water protection, financing now top sector priorities as rehab/replace dethroned

AWWA: Source water protection, financing now top sector priorities as rehab/replace dethroned

June 3, 2024 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently released its 2024 State of the Water Industry report, providing insights into the challenges and priorities facing the water sector. As part of the survey and report, AWWA regularly ranks the top challenges and priorities facing the sector.Read More

Using Vendor Benchmark Data to Determine a Cost-Effective Leak Detection Program

Using Vendor Benchmark Data to Determine a Cost-Effective Leak Detection Program

May 28, 2024 at 8:20 am 0 comments

By Paul Gagliardo The typical municipal procurement process utilizes the age old “low bid” process. A detailed specification is created, and vendors provide a sealed bid. The low bid wins and the agency hopes it gets what it really wants. This works with static productsRead More

Report: At least $630 billion needed for wastewater, stormwater over next 20 years

Report: At least $630 billion needed for wastewater, stormwater over next 20 years

May 20, 2024 at 7:52 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently transmitted a report to Congress outlining clean water infrastructure investments – including wastewater and stormwater system upgrades – that are needed over the next 20 years. Through the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey, states and U.S. territories report on futureRead More

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

May 6, 2024 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $3 billion from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help every state and territory identify and replace lead service lines, preventing exposure to lead in drinking water. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and madeRead More

Annual poll examines voter opinions on water investment, affordability

Annual poll examines voter opinions on water investment, affordability

May 6, 2024 at 9:56 am 0 comments

The Value of Water Campaign recently released the results of its ninth annual national poll of more than 1,000 American voters to better understand their opinions on the nation’s water infrastructure. The poll was conducted by the bipartisan research team of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz,Read More

AWWA offers strong support of permanent low-income water assistance program

AWWA offers strong support of permanent low-income water assistance program

April 29, 2024 at 7:52 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has offered its strong support for the proposed Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program Establishment Act. The bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would permanently establish low-income water assistance for families struggling to access affordable drinking water and wastewater services.Read More

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

April 19, 2024 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday finalized more regulatory action on PFAS as it moved to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. EPA also releasedRead More

Merger complex like a puzzle - pictured as word Merger on a puzzle pieces to show that Merger can be difficult and needs cooperating pieces that fit together, 3d illustration

Corix, SouthWest Water merger creates newly formed Nexus Water Group

April 10, 2024 at 8:15 am 0 comments

Corix Infrastructure (U.S.), Inc. and SouthWest Water Company completed the merger of their water and wastewater businesses to create Nexus Water Group, Inc. (“Nexus Water Group”), a leading regulated water and wastewater utility. The closing of the merger was completed April 1, 2024. According toRead More