Water Finance

Poll: 88 percent of Americans want more federal investment in water

Poll: 88 percent of Americans want more federal investment in water

April 23, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

The Value of Water Campaign recently released the results from its third annual national poll demonstrating steadfast bipartisan support for water infrastructure, irrespective of the cost. The results are in and 88 percent of Americans voters agree: Now is the time to invest in the nation’s water infrastructure. The pollRead More

MWD of Southern California votes to approve WaterFix funding

MWD of Southern California votes to approve WaterFix funding

April 23, 2018 at 10:41 am 0 comments

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted April 10 to provide the additional financing necessary to allow for the construction of the full California WaterFix project, the district announced in a press release. The board authorized $10.8 billion for the project to modernize the state’s aging waterRead More

2018 Water Finance Conference heads to Washington, D.C.

2018 Water Finance Conference heads to Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2018 at 8:09 am 0 comments

Fourth annual event to highlight utility consolidation, partnerships, new funding mechanisms and national affordability challenges  BRECKSVILLE, OHIO — The 2018 Water Finance Conference, in partnership with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), will head to Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-29, for the fourth annual event giving dialogue to financingRead More

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

April 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

By Todd Danielson “Honey, why is the cat wet?” That is not a phrase people want to hear because most cats do not willingly get wet. Those of us in the utility world especially don’t want to hear the cat got wet because it could mean someone’s basement backed upRead More

Performance Contracting Underwater: An Overview

Performance Contracting Underwater: An Overview

April 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

By David Clamage The business of performance contracting is one of the largest and most stable platforms for executing energy efficiency and reduction strategies in the global building and facilities stock — buildings for people to live and work in; others for manufacturing and governing our nation, states, cities andRead More

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

April 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Kristina Surfus The past year has been both an exciting and frustrating time for following federal clean water initiatives. This is particularly true for advocates of a strong federal funding partnership for clean water, like the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The 2016 election season, which placedRead More

Deconstructing Water Affordability & The Utility Payment Performance Challenge

Deconstructing Water Affordability & The Utility Payment Performance Challenge

April 12, 2018 at 10:09 am 0 comments

By Jeff Lipton Collecting revenue is the lifeblood of any business. Without timely and predictable collections, business operations are strained, budgeting for expenses falters and long-term planning becomes increasingly difficult. Investment decisions are delayed and the impending uncertainty can create an environment of fear among staff. Ensuring regular and predictableRead More

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

April 9, 2018 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submitRead More

House Dems call on EPA’s Pruitt to resign

House Dems call on EPA’s Pruitt to resign

April 9, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump is fielding letters from Democrats in the House of Representatives who have called on the president to either fire U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt or urge him to resign. Scrutiny against Pruitt has reached a new high in recent days as the EPA chief has faced criticismRead More

Report: CAPEX for U.S. water to exceed $683 billion by 2027

Report: CAPEX for U.S. water to exceed $683 billion by 2027

April 9, 2018 at 6:50 am 0 comments

Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure will exceed $683 billion over the next decade, according to new forecasts from Bluefield Research. “The public’s growing concerns about U.S. water infrastructure are real and increasingly reflected in utility planning documents,” according to Erin Bonney Casey, research director for Bluefield.Read More

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