Water Finance

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

New water funding authorized under massive House bill

September 17, 2018 at 10:25 am 0 comments

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a significant water policy bill that includes a number of industry priorities on drinking water and other provisions impacting water infrastructure funding. America’s Water Infrastructure Act, bill S. 3021, combines two versions of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation developed earlier this year by theRead More

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

Suez to open mobile water service center in Atlanta

September 17, 2018 at 9:58 am 0 comments

To better serve its customers in the Southeastern United States, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is opening a new mobile water service center in Atlanta. Mobile, on-demand water treatment solutions are valuable options for industries needing high-quality water in an emergency or for a scheduled outage. SUEZ offers a fleetRead More

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

XPV Water Partners invests in telemetry solutions company Metasphere Ltd.

September 17, 2018 at 9:25 am 0 comments

XPV Water Partners, a growth equity investor that makes investments in the water sector, recently announced it has supported a management buyout of Metasphere Ltd., an internationally-recognized end-to-end provider of remote telemetry solutions. Metasphere has been operating in the remote monitoring and control business for 30-plus years and its productsRead More

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

NAWC forms new ‘Contract Operations Committee’

September 11, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced the creation of a Board-led Standing Committee focused on contract operations. The new Contract Operations Committee represents NAWC members engaged in the provision of water and wastewater services via operating agreements, public-private partnerships (P3s), and related arrangements with municipalities and otherRead More

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

September 10, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

In August, EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) released a draft report providing recommendations to the agency on water infrastructure investment. The document, entitled EPA’s Role in Addressing the Urgent Water Infrastructure Needs of Environmental Justice Communities, outlines suggested actions EPA should take to address water infrastructure challenges in disadvantaged communities. Among theRead More

Is Supply Management in Your Mission Statement? …Maybe It Should Be.

Is Supply Management in Your Mission Statement? …Maybe It Should Be.

August 22, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Jim Baehr There’s no doubt that articulating the vision and mission of your water utility is necessary. They communicate your core purpose – your brand – the utility’s fundamental reason for being. Building a brand on ‘purpose’ is becoming more and more important. It’s how your utility is perceived,Read More

WIFIA receives record number of requests for loans; AWWA applauds program success

WIFIA receives record number of requests for loans; AWWA applauds program success

August 20, 2018 at 9:14 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program has received a record 62 letters of interest requesting $9.1 billion in credit assistance. “The more than $9 billion in WIFIA loans requested is nearly double our lending capacity for 2018, demonstratingRead More

Senate passes spending bill including EPA funding

Senate passes spending bill including EPA funding

August 15, 2018 at 8:08 am 0 comments

Earlier in August, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved FY19 appropriations legislation that would provide level funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its water infrastructure financing programs next year. The minibus, approved by a 92-6 vote, joined together four bills, including the fiscal 2019 EPA-Interior budget bill, a Financial ServicesRead More

Water utilities lauded for ‘Utility of the Future Today’ achievements

Water utilities lauded for ‘Utility of the Future Today’ achievements

August 6, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Utility of the Future Today initiative is recognizing 32 water utilities for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system toRead More

Proposed infrastructure plan would increase WIFIA appropriations

Proposed infrastructure plan would increase WIFIA appropriations

July 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

As part of a draft infrastructure bill released last week by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program would be reauthorized at $250 million over five years. According to the Association of Metropolitan WaterRead More