Water Finance

Small Systems Tackle Financial Challenges through Technical Assistance

Small Systems Tackle Financial Challenges through Technical Assistance

May 30, 2023 at 6:30 am 0 comments

| By Dr. Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi For years, thousands of small drinking water systems in the United States have been facing big financial challenges that undermine their ability to provide their customers with safe and affordable drinking water. As a result of these challenges, manyRead More

EPA issues order to Baltimore for SDWA compliance

EPA issues order to Baltimore for SDWA compliance

May 18, 2023 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a unilateral administrative order (UAO) to the City of Baltimore to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) safeguards designed to protect public health from “illnesses linked to Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other bacteria from animal waste whichRead More

BABA at the Bar

BABA at the Bar

May 15, 2023 at 9:09 am 0 comments

By Wayne Hofmann An engineer, a contractor and a utility owner walked into a bar. They had just finished a long day reviewing plans at the construction site, and they were all feeling a little drained. They ordered their drinks and saddled up to theRead More

Fitch Ratings: EPA’s cyber rules will add financial burden for utilities

Fitch Ratings: EPA’s cyber rules will add financial burden for utilities

May 15, 2023 at 8:36 am 0 comments

According to a release from credit rating firm Fitch Ratings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) requirement that all public water systems incorporate cyber risk and resiliency in their periodic reviews will add an increased regulatory and financial burden that could be even greater forRead More

Associations endorse bill to hold PFAS polluters liable for cleanup

Associations endorse bill to hold PFAS polluters liable for cleanup

May 8, 2023 at 8:32 am 0 comments

Five water sector associations representing drinking and clean water utility systems submitted a letter to Congress last week in support of the “Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act.” The bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate and aims to hold polluters accountable for Per-and PolyfluoroalkylRead More

OC San names new director of finance

OC San names new director of finance

May 1, 2023 at 8:56 am 0 comments

The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) in Fountain Valley, Calif., has announced Wally Ritchie has been selected as its new director of finance. Ritchie officially begin his position on April 7. “I am honored and excited to have been selected as the new DirectorRead More

Associations urge Congress to prioritize affordability, build on LIHWAP program

Associations urge Congress to prioritize affordability, build on LIHWAP program

April 24, 2023 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Recommendations Include Establishment of Permanent Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Program at HHS Five water sector organizations joined forces today to release a new report on the growing water affordability concern for low-income Americans and call for a permanent program to address the challenge. The AmericanRead More

Funding approved for WSSC Water bioenergy project

Funding approved for WSSC Water bioenergy project

April 24, 2023 at 9:27 am 0 comments

Earlier this month, the Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) approved an estimated $25 million in loans and loan forgiveness to WSSC Water to help Maryland’s largest water utility continue efforts to protect local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay with the construction of the PiscatawayRead More

National Water Policy Fly-In to headline Water Week 2023

National Water Policy Fly-In to headline Water Week 2023

April 17, 2023 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Next week, water sector leaders will gather in the nation’s capital for Water Week, an annual week of in-person meetings, events and Capitol Hill visits with lawmakers to discuss the most critical issues facing water. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the WaterRead More

Biden administration announces billions in DWSRF funds for states, tribes, territories

Biden administration announces billions in DWSRF funds for states, tribes, territories

April 17, 2023 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced more than $6.5 billion for states, tribes and territories for essential drinking water infrastructure upgrades across the nation through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).   Through President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA is increasingRead More