Water Finance

The Southern Delivery System began operations in April 2016 and features 50 miles of predominantly 66-in. pipeline.

What’s in Trump’s infrastructure plan?

February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

President Donald Trump this week unveiled some specifics on his $1.5 billion-plus infrastructure investment plan after calling for a new commitment to rebuilding America’s infrastructure in his January State of the Union address. “This morning I submitted legislative principles to Congress that will spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure overhaulRead More

Congress approves budgetary framework including infrastructure spending plans

Congress approves budgetary framework including infrastructure spending plans

February 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

Congress approved legislation last week that ended a brief government shutdown, set a federal budgetary framework through the 2019 fiscal year and delivered billions of dollars in disaster relief aid to communities affected by the devastating hurricanes in fall 2017. The bill was approved as part of a deal between RepublicanRead More

House Dems counter with $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

House Dems counter with $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

February 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

In a seemingly preemptive action to this week’s expected release of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion-plus infrastructure proposal, Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives have outlined a $1 trillion infrastructure plan of their own. The Democratic plan was included in a “Better Deal” policy package that supporters say willRead More

Senate committee advances Wheeler’s EPA nomination

Senate committee advances Wheeler’s EPA nomination

February 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Andrew Wheeler’s nomination for Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the number two position at the agency, passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee by an 11-10 party line vote on Feb. 7. The EPW Committee vote was facilitated by the White House’sRead More

Water Finance Conference call for speakers extended

Water Finance Conference call for speakers extended

February 12, 2018 at 10:30 am 0 comments

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2018 Water Finance Conference has been extended to Friday, February 23. The fourth annual Water Finance Conference, to be held August 28-29, 2018, in Washington, D.C., is a two-day event aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, general managers, superintendents, CEOs, CFOsRead More

Lawmakers introduce bills to increase SRF dollars using WIFIA

Lawmakers introduce bills to increase SRF dollars using WIFIA

February 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-Ariz.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recently introduced the Securing Required Funding for Water Infrastructure Now (SRF WIN) Act to modernize investment in water infrastructure. This legislation rejects the fix-as-fail approach currently used to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure and instead empowers states toRead More

EPA, Army finalize WOTUS applicability date

EPA, Army finalize WOTUS applicability date

February 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army (Army) have finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Clean Water Rule (the 2015 Rule). This rule provides clarity and certainty about which definition of “waters of the United States” is applicable nationwide in responseRead More

Maras to lead Association of Regional Water Organizations

Maras to lead Association of Regional Water Organizations

February 5, 2018 at 10:37 am 0 comments

The Association of Regional Water Organizations (ARWO) has tapped Jim Maras to lead the federal advocacy group as its new executive director. Maras brings to ARWO 30 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Jim Maras’ vast experience with rural water development and knowledge of the industryRead More

Trump puts price tag on infrastructure plan, calls for private sector investment

Trump puts price tag on infrastructure plan, calls for private sector investment

January 31, 2018 at 9:30 am 0 comments

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed at least a $1.5 trillion investment in improvements to U.S. infrastructure, noting it as a top priority for his administration in the coming year while criticizing the current pace of needed construction projects. “I am askingRead More

What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

What does the leaked White House infrastructure plan tell us?

January 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

An early draft of the White House’s proposed infrastructure improvement plan leaked last week. The draft reveals some details of a plan to revitalize U.S. water infrastructure, as well as improve transportation, land revitalization and Veteran’s Affairs facilities. First reported by Axios, the leaked six-page document titled “Funding Principles” appears toRead More

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