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Data Visualization for WIFIA Loan Benefits

Data Visualization for WIFIA Loan Benefits

April 27, 2021 at 11:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Financing and Innovative Act (WIFIA) loan program delivers a lot of financial value to qualified water infrastructure projects. Could some of that value be used beyond the project itself for innovative initiatives that address local water-related issues — water equity and affordability, climate and environmentalRead More

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

Call for Speakers! 2021 Virtual Water Finance Conference

April 21, 2021 at 7:07 am 0 comments

Organizers of the 2021 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its seventh annual event to be held virtually, August 10, 12 17 & 19. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr by May 21. The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and financeRead More

Driving Utility Performance through People, Process & Technology

Driving Utility Performance through People, Process & Technology

April 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

By Scott Haskins Over the last several years, 22 water utilities and more than 100 utility participants have been engaged in a major collaboration to improve utility capabilities and performance. As part of the Water Research Foundation (WRF) project, entitled Utility Analysis and Improvement Methodology (UAIM), the scope has includedRead More

3 Truths That Will Make or Break a Water or Sewer Utility

3 Truths That Will Make or Break a Water or Sewer Utility

April 20, 2021 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Managing Finances & Cost of Service By JP Joly 1. Every water and sewer utility needs a financial plan. Every water and sewer utility are unique with their operational costs, maintenance routines, timing of repairs and prioritization of asset replacements. 2. Remote work and access to financial planning are hereRead More

New AWWA document aims to better address affordability in rulemakings

New AWWA document aims to better address affordability in rulemakings

April 20, 2021 at 8:46 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the availability of a new document entitled “Improving the Evaluation of Household-Level Affordability in SDWA Rulemaking: New Approaches,” to help facilitate discussion of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) analysis of household-level affordability when making regulatory decisions. AWWA convened a panel of experts ledRead More

The Importance of Effective Knowledge Dissemination in the Water Sector

The Importance of Effective Knowledge Dissemination in the Water Sector

April 19, 2021 at 8:18 am 0 comments

& How Economically Distressed Communities Are Impacted By Andy Kricun Economically distressed communities face many challenges, especially — and most obviously — the challenges of lack of funding and lack of resources. In addition, their funding and resource deficits can also lead to an additional challenge – being unable toRead More

2021 Water Finance Conference moves to virtual format

2021 Water Finance Conference moves to virtual format

April 19, 2021 at 7:23 am 0 comments

The Water Finance Conference is again shifting to a virtual format for 2021. The seventh annual event, which exclusively covers financing in the U.S. water utility sector, was originally scheduled for Aug. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. With lockdowns and restrictions beginning to ease, conference organizers had been hoping to returnRead More

DC Water gets $156 million WIFIA loan

DC Water gets $156 million WIFIA loan

April 19, 2021 at 6:08 am 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan has announced a $156 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). The loan will help finance water infrastructure improvements throughout the city, including new water mains to improveRead More

Can Innovative WIFIA Features Help Expand SRF Loan Capacity?

Can Innovative WIFIA Features Help Expand SRF Loan Capacity?

April 16, 2021 at 11:39 am 1 comment

By John Ryan In its 2020 annual report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan program describes itself as a “government bank with unique flexibilities.” Can those flexibilities be useful for Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) considering leverage to expand theirRead More

AMWA: EPA would win big under Biden budget plan

AMWA: EPA would win big under Biden budget plan

April 16, 2021 at 9:43 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would come out as a big winner in an initial FY22 budget outline released by the Biden administration, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. Under the plan, the agency would be in line for a total funding allotment of $11.2 billion or a 21.3Read More