Water Finance

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

February 2, 2023 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) expressed its disappointment this week at the outcome of a nearly five-year process to significantly overhaul the U.S. EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance and ‘meaningfully address’ the growing ratepayer affordability gap. First issued in 1997, theRead More

Scorecard ranks U.S. states on water efficiency, sustainability policies

Scorecard ranks U.S. states on water efficiency, sustainability policies

January 31, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

In January 2023, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released its 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranks each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability and affordability. California wasRead More

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

Stormwater research centers funded after WEF, NMSA support

January 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Research centers focused on stormwater infrastructure will be established through federal funding after extensive support from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA). Congress has provided $3 million in initial funding for the establishment of three to five Centers ofRead More

Adding the Limited Buydown to WIFIA Loans

Adding the Limited Buydown to WIFIA Loans

January 16, 2023 at 7:45 am 0 comments

By John Ryan The EPA’s WIFIA loan program offers several interest rate management features that are highly beneficial for large-scale infrastructure financings, including a U.S. Treasury-based fixed-rate lock for construction and permanent drawdowns, post-execution rate resets until draw, and no-penalty cancellation and prepayment. All areRead More

Call for Speakers! 2023 Water Finance Conference

Call for Speakers! 2023 Water Finance Conference

January 16, 2023 at 7:30 am 0 comments

9th Annual Event Returning to Cleveland, Ohio, August 8-9 RICHFIELD, OHIO — Organizers of the 2023 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its ninth annual event to be held Aug. 8-9 in Cleveland, Ohio. Please email your 200-word abstract by March 10, 2023. Details below. The WaterRead More

New Jersey to get $500 million in first SWIFIA loan issued

New Jersey to get $500 million in first SWIFIA loan issued

January 9, 2023 at 8:16 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $500 million loan to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank to modernize wastewater and drinking water systems serving over 10 million people throughout New Jersey. This is the first loan issued through the State Infrastructure Financing AuthorityRead More

Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

January 4, 2023 at 10:32 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently released a new report showing that average annual wastewater service costs for American families increased at twice the rate of inflation between 2000 and 2021. The report highlights how income inequality is driving heightened affordability challengesRead More

Staying in Control: Waterworth’s JP Joly on Forecasting Revenue, Rates

Staying in Control: Waterworth’s JP Joly on Forecasting Revenue, Rates

December 21, 2022 at 7:52 am 0 comments

Can’t predict the future when it comes to capital planning? Instead, control the future with continuous rate management. On this edition of WF&M Conversations, JP Joly, founder of Waterworth, joins Water Finance & Management managing editor Andrew Farr to discuss to the advantages of waterRead More

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

December 20, 2022 at 6:43 am 0 comments

In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $25.7 million in grant funding for organizations to provide technical assistance and training to support small drinking water and wastewater systems that are often located in rural communities. EPA’s funding will help ensureRead More

Fitch: Inflation to mount for U.S. water, sewer utilities in 2023

Fitch: Inflation to mount for U.S. water, sewer utilities in 2023

December 14, 2022 at 9:01 am 0 comments

Fitch Ratings says 2023 will bring a series of challenges that U.S. water and sewer utilities have not experienced in over a decade, according to Fitch Ratings’ 2023 outlook for the sector. Fitch Ratings’ 2023 sector outlook for U.S. water and sewer utilities is ‘Deteriorating’Read More