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Underwood elected AMWA president for 2018

Underwood elected AMWA president for 2018

October 30, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Mac Underwood, general manager at Birmingham Water Works, was elected to serve as president of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for the coming year at the 2017 Executive Management Conference in St. Simons, Ga., earlier this month. Underwood oversees all areas of the Birmingham Water Works Board’s dailyRead More

AMWA: White House seeks new revenue to pay for infrastructure package

AMWA: White House seeks new revenue to pay for infrastructure package

October 20, 2017 at 9:47 am 0 comments

The Trump administration is developing a “package of principles” for infrastructure investment legislation, White House staff told the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and other water sector stakeholders at an informational session earlier this month. According to AMWA, the legislation would incentivize the development of ongoing revenue streams to helpRead More

WEF releases statement on Hurricane Harvey

WEF releases statement on Hurricane Harvey

September 5, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Eileen O’Neill, executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), has issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated the greater Houston area and many parts of southern Texas over the past two weeks. “Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including the water professionals respondingRead More

Guide identifies opportunities, barriers to assisting low-income customers

Guide identifies opportunities, barriers to assisting low-income customers

July 24, 2017 at 8:57 am 0 comments

To assist low-income households in the United States with rising water and wastewater rates, seven leading water associations issued a guide that assesses the feasibility of rate-funded customer assistance programs (CAPs) in each state. Water and wastewater rates in the United States are increasing sharply as utilities address aging waterRead More

FY17 Omnibus bill lifts WIFIA funding

FY17 Omnibus bill lifts WIFIA funding

May 8, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The $1.017 trillion omnibus appropriations bill signed in early May by President Donald Trump finalizes federal agency budgets for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year and removes the immediate threat of a government shutdown. The bill slightly reduces overall EPA appropriations, but also delivers fresh new funding for the Water InfrastructureRead More

Coalition takes bond message to Washington

Coalition takes bond message to Washington

April 3, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

In March, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) urged Congress to maintain tax-exempt municipal bond interest when lawmakers undertake a comprehensive tax reform bill, joining a letter sent to Capitol Hill organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ “Don’t Mess With Our Bonds” coalition. The letter, which was signedRead More

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

March 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump vowed to follow through on another key campaign promise when he announced during a recent address to Congress that he would ask for approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. However, Trump’s comments on increased infrastructure investment came just days after the White House outlined a FY18Read More

Report details risk of eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds

Report details risk of eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds

February 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

According to a new estimate developed by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), eliminating tax-exempt municipal bonds would increase water and wastewater infrastructure financing costs by $16 billion nationwide over a 30-year repayment period. The latest figures represent an updateRead More

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NACWA, AMWA to Collaborate on Advocacy Projects

November 28, 2016 at 9:36 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Board of Directors met in Alexandria, Va., on Nov. 16 to consider critical Targeted Action Fund (TAF) projects aimed at supporting the association’s member agencies and its advocacy agenda, and also witnessed the signing of a Statement of Collaboration with the AssociationRead More

GOP Leaders in Congress to Postpone FY2017 Spending Decisions

GOP Leaders in Congress to Postpone FY2017 Spending Decisions

November 21, 2016 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Republican leaders in the House and Senate announced last week they will delay final decisions on FY2017 appropriations bills until the spring and will consider a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government operating until March 31. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the decision couldRead More

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