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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

AMWA: Water Policy Landscape Won’t Change Post-Election

AMWA: Water Policy Landscape Won’t Change Post-Election

November 14, 2016 at 11:49 am 0 comments

Coming into the 2016 Election, Democrats were widely expected to achieve considerable gains on Capitol Hill. But in addition to Donald Trump’s surprise victory for the presidency, Republicans also came out of Election Day comfortably in control of their existing House and Senate majorities. As a result, the water policyRead More

AMWA Elects Officers for 2017

AMWA Elects Officers for 2017

October 24, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

At AMWA’s 2016 Executive Management Conference last week in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Board of Directors elected new officers for the coming year. This unique event is designed to meet the particular challenges of top drinking water executives, drawing on an annual survey of member interests to create the agenda. The agendaRead More

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