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AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

April 11, 2022 at 5:59 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), representing large U.S. drinking water systems, used the opportunity of a Senate subcommittee hearing on implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) last week to reamplify its message that all metropolitan drinking water systems should have access to additionally subsidized Drinking Water StateRead More

Commentary: How to Handle the Revised Lead and Copper Rule’s Reputation-Threatening Public Communication Challenges

Commentary: How to Handle the Revised Lead and Copper Rule’s Reputation-Threatening Public Communication Challenges

April 8, 2022 at 7:09 am 0 comments

By Mike McGill On my first day in the Water World in 2007, I was assigned a bit of an unenviable task.  Due in large part to several straight years without rate increases, my utility was heading into the heart of winter knowing its water mains were going to popRead More

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking  water funds, affordability assistance

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking water funds, affordability assistance

April 4, 2022 at 8:34 am 0 comments

The FY23 budget request released by the White House would boost EPA spending to $11.9 billion in 2023, (an increase from $9.56 billion in FY22), while providing full funding for a new drinking water system resilience program long championed by the drinking water sector and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).Read More

WEF congratulates 2022 Stockholm Water Prize winner

WEF congratulates 2022 Stockholm Water Prize winner

April 4, 2022 at 7:37 am 0 comments

As a founding partner of the Stockholm Water Prize, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) congratulates 2022 winner Wilfried Brutsaert, who was selected for his groundbreaking work to quantify environmental evaporation, helping to make accurate predictions of the impact that climate change has on local rainfall patterns and water sources.  BrutsaertRead More

NACWA applauds Senate bill on labeling of non-flushable products

NACWA applauds Senate bill on labeling of non-flushable products

March 31, 2022 at 9:36 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has expressed its support for the introduction of the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and will set important federal standards for the labeling ofRead More

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in San Francisco’s post-LTCP permit appeal

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in San Francisco’s post-LTCP permit appeal

March 31, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in March heard oral argument in the San Francisco Public Utility Commission’s challenge to its first National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued after completion of its combined sewer overflow (CSO) long term control plan (LTCP). According to the NationalRead More

How to Prioritize Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

How to Prioritize Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

March 28, 2022 at 6:15 am 0 comments

By Jennifer Glynn We’ve all heard the story before…the single most important issue facing North American municipalities is the renewal or replacement of aging water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. According to recent estimates, more than $600 billion is required to rehabilitate failing infrastructure within the next five years. Many municipalitiesRead More

Veolia completes combination with Suez

Veolia completes combination with Suez

March 28, 2022 at 5:45 am 0 comments

Veolia North America (VNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Veolia Group, has announced the integration of its businesses with Suez’s assets in the United States and Canada, following the completion of the combination of the two companies, which was announced earlier this year. Veolia North America says the move willRead More

Aerial view of Destin skyline and beach, Florida in winter.

Florida water system, Mueller to launch meter customer service pilot program

March 28, 2022 at 5:25 am 0 comments

Mueller Systems has been selected by Pace Water System in Santa Rosa County, Florida, to deploy a pilot program for their water meter system which includes new features that allow customers to control their meter from a mobile phone. The pilot program is underway and is expected to include 350 customers, withRead More

AWWA releases statement on war in Ukraine

AWWA releases statement on war in Ukraine

March 23, 2022 at 9:33 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) this week released a statement on the war in Ukraine. The organization also directed members and water sector professionals to resources they can reference if they wish to help amid the ongoing conflict that has, among other hardships, left many Ukrainians without access toRead More