Public Utility Finance

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority’s Judy Adler to give keynote at Water Finance Conference

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority’s Judy Adler to give keynote at Water Finance Conference

July 15, 2024 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

Judy Adler, Director of Water Resources at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), will give the opening keynote on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the 2024 Water Finance Conference. The 2024 Water Finance Conference is being held in Buford, Georgia, Aug. 6-7, atRead More

Calling all water finance professionals in Georgia, Carolinas, Southeast U.S.

Calling all water finance professionals in Georgia, Carolinas, Southeast U.S.

July 2, 2024 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

The 2024 Water Finance Conference is Aug. 6-7 in Buford, Georgia, at The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub. Early bird registration ends July 19! The 2024 Water Finance Conference, a a two-day educational seminar for water utility finance executives, is coming to The Water TowerRead More

EBMUD solar project expected to offset 10 percent of current energy costs

EBMUD solar project expected to offset 10 percent of current energy costs

June 6, 2024 at 10:05 am 0 comments

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Oakland, California, recently announced the installation of its largest solar facility. Designed, built, owned and operated by TotalEnergies, the 4.6 MW project will supply the water agency with approximately 10 million kilowatt-hours of clean solar energy perRead More

AWWA: Source water protection, financing now top sector priorities as rehab/replace dethroned

AWWA: Source water protection, financing now top sector priorities as rehab/replace dethroned

June 3, 2024 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently released its 2024 State of the Water Industry report, providing insights into the challenges and priorities facing the water sector. As part of the survey and report, AWWA regularly ranks the top challenges and priorities facing the sector.Read More

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

May 6, 2024 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $3 billion from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help every state and territory identify and replace lead service lines, preventing exposure to lead in drinking water. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and madeRead More

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

April 19, 2024 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday finalized more regulatory action on PFAS as it moved to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. EPA also releasedRead More

EPA announces $10 million WIFIA loan to Memphis

EPA announces $10 million WIFIA loan to Memphis

April 8, 2024 at 8:20 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $10 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Memphis, Tennessee. EPA said the loan will support critical stormwater infrastructure updates to improve the city’s resiliency to storms. The City ofRead More

EPA announces $5.8 billion for SRFs

EPA announces $5.8 billion for SRFs

March 11, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

As part of the fourth Investing in America tour, Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan recently announced more than $5.8 billion from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda for states, Tribes and territories to invest in drinkingRead More

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

Inflationary Pressures Ease for U.S. Water Utilities; Regulatory Policy Looms Large in 2024

February 12, 2024 at 7:35 am 0 comments

| By Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities are entering a calmer environment in 2024 as the rate of inflation continues to level off, so much so that Fitch Ratings has moved its sector outlook to neutral from deteriorating. Much of the improved picture is drivenRead More

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

In recent public comments submitted on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) rule, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reiterated its support for removing lead service lines across the country, but recommended “critical revisions” to make the rule feasible and affordable. “Over the last several decades, theRead More