Water Finance

NACWA: Clean Water SRF fund allotment formula under review

NACWA: Clean Water SRF fund allotment formula under review

March 21, 2022 at 7:49 am 0 comments

Last week, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee heard testimony from public clean water utility members of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) during the committee’s hearing, “Oversight of the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund Formula.” The hearing focused on examining potential changes toRead More

Commentary: How Engagement on Federal Infrastructure Funding Is Playing Out Locally

Commentary: How Engagement on Federal Infrastructure Funding Is Playing Out Locally

February 28, 2022 at 8:27 am 0 comments

By Ahmed Badruddin Both the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (infrastructure bill) represent landmark moments in the U.S. infrastructure industry. Their impact on business development and strategic planning is unlike anything we’ve seen in our 10 years serving the water industry. In particular,Read More

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

February 14, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) wrote to Democratic House and Senate leaders earlier in February in support of including funding for lead service line replacement projects and water affordability initiatives in the final version of legislation to implement President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) agenda. AMWA and otherRead More

The WIFIA Loan Program Can Go Far. It Should Go Together.

The WIFIA Loan Program Can Go Far. It Should Go Together.

February 7, 2022 at 9:28 am 0 comments

By Chad Praul & John Ryan “If you need to go fast, go alone. If you need to go far, go together.” Classic proverbs about everyday life aren’t usually relevant to topics like innovative federal financing for U.S. public infrastructure renewal. But here’s an exception:  the U.S. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance andRead More

Call for Speakers! Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C. for 8th annual event

Call for Speakers! Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C. for 8th annual event

February 7, 2022 at 5:50 am 0 comments

Organizers of the 2022 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its eight annual event to be held Aug. 17-18 in Washington, D.C. Please email your 200-word abstract by March 19, 2022. The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance managers with consultants, financial advisors, legalRead More

WF&M Conversations: Capital Planning Pain Points with Waterworth Founder JP Joly

WF&M Conversations: Capital Planning Pain Points with Waterworth Founder JP Joly

February 3, 2022 at 9:25 am 0 comments

In our first edition of Water Finance & Management Conversations for 2022, we welcome back JP Joly, founder of Waterworth, a cloud-based platform that enables water and wastewater utilities to optimize their water rates and save for infrastructure upgrades. Joly has more than 15 years of experience working with waterRead More

WF&M launches industry directory for water professionals

WF&M launches industry directory for water professionals

January 31, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

Water Finance & Management, the journal for water and wastewater professionals, has launched a new industry directory serving the drinking water, wastewater and stormwater markets, available at directory.waterfm.com. The WF&M Directory will feature listings of companies involved in the U.S. water sector from A to Z, organized by specialty category.Read More

Fitch: Challenges Ahead for Utilities, But Not Enough to Weaken Ratings

Fitch: Challenges Ahead for Utilities, But Not Enough to Weaken Ratings

December 22, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Doug Scott U.S. water and sewer utilities will see some weakening in their financial profiles over the next several months, effectively reversing a trend of steadily declining leverage in recent years as utilities limited the rate of debt growth and posted robust operating margins. Part of the reason forRead More

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

December 13, 2021 at 10:16 am 1 comment

When you think about examples of great innovation, it’s easy to think about things like modern technology. The smart phone. Steve Jobs. A bold vision to change the status quo with a groundbreaking product or service. In the water/wastewater utility sector, that same kind of long-term, innovative vision for groundbreakingRead More

EPA invites 39 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

EPA invites 39 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

December 10, 2021 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 39 new projects are being invited to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans and four projects are being added to a waitlist. The agency anticipates that, as funds become available, $6.7 billion in WIFIA loans will help financeRead More