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Former NACWA CEO, ‘one water’ visionary Ken Kirk passes away

Former NACWA CEO, ‘one water’ visionary Ken Kirk passes away

March 25, 2024 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Ken Kirk, a former CEO and executive director of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and a longtime water advocate and leader, passed away on March 18. “It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Ken Kirk, NACWARead More

Water coalition testifies on PFAS CERCLA exemption for utilities

Water coalition testifies on PFAS CERCLA exemption for utilities

March 25, 2024 at 7:05 am 0 comments

A coalition of national water sector associations testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee last week on the implications of listing certain per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The U.S. EnvironmentalRead More

FY25 budget request for EPA maintains SRFs at current levels

FY25 budget request for EPA maintains SRFs at current levels

March 22, 2024 at 7:15 am 0 comments

The White House recently released its FY25 budget request for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The total budget request for EPA would be an increase of nearly $2 billion over FY24 levels, while the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) would be maintainedRead More

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Biden-Harris admin engages states on cyber threats

March 20, 2024 at 8:15 am 0 comments

On March 19, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sent a letter to all U.S. governors inviting state environmental, health and homeland security secretaries to a convening by their deputies to discuss the urgent need for cyber protection in theRead More

NACWA honors National Environmental Achievement Award winners

NACWA honors National Environmental Achievement Award winners

March 19, 2024 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) 2024 National Environmental Achievement Award (NEAA) winners were recently recognized during the association’s Winter Conference in Austin, Texas, in February. The NEAA program recognizes individual and public clean water agency initiatives that have made a remarkable impactRead More

2024 Construction Outlook: (Cautious) Optimism Should Rule the Day

2024 Construction Outlook: (Cautious) Optimism Should Rule the Day

March 18, 2024 at 9:40 am 0 comments

| By Megan Tanel When it comes to the short-term economic outlook for equipment manufacturing and the construction industry it serves, the only thing anyone can honestly say for certain is there are no certainties. It’s easy to look back on what’s happened in constructionRead More

Top-Notch Operation: Data Management Boosts Pennsylvania Wastewater Plant

Top-Notch Operation: Data Management Boosts Pennsylvania Wastewater Plant

March 14, 2024 at 11:45 am 0 comments

By Erik Larsen The Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (BCWTP) is located about half an hour north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Cranberry Township. The plant uses physical, chemical, biological and membrane filtration processes to treat an average of 3.4 million gallons of wastewater daily. TheRead 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

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IRS says LSL replacements will not need to be reported as taxable income

March 11, 2024 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will issue an official tax guidance update on March 11 that work done by water service providers to replace lead service lines on private property will not need to be reported as taxable income. The IRS and the U.S. EnvironmentalRead More

Filling the Gaps in Asset Management: Q&A

Filling the Gaps in Asset Management: Q&A

March 8, 2024 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: For some more perspective on asset management trends as we head into 2024, here’s a conversation we had with Tacoma Zach, co-founder and chief executive officer, and John Clow, co-founder and chief operating officer, at MentorAPM. We caught up with Zach and ClowRead More