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Tracking EPA Actions on PFAS

Tracking EPA Actions on PFAS

December 1, 2022 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

By Brian Redder The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to execute actions outlined in its PFAS Strategic Roadmap, released in October 2021, to address issues related to PFAS contamination. Drinking water and wastewater utilities have played no role in producing, using or profiting from PFAS being placed into commerce,Read More

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

November 28, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

After averting a strike between railroad operators and labor union representatives in September, another potential strike is again threatening to put water utility supply chains at risk. According to the unions, a strike could begin as early as Dec. 9 unless Congress intervenes. In a recent report from E&E News,Read More

AMWA elects new board members, officers

AMWA elects new board members, officers

November 7, 2022 at 8:19 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) last week, as part of its annual Executive Management Conference, announced a new lineup of board members and officers. Re-elected to another term on the Board were Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Jim Lochhead, CEO/ManagerRead More

Water sector groups call for expanded Build America, Buy American waivers

Water sector groups call for expanded Build America, Buy American waivers

September 26, 2022 at 10:45 am 0 comments

A group of water sector organizations and technology companies are asking the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) to expand Build America, Buy America (BABA) waivers for all EPA-funded water and wastewater infrastructure projects through the end of 2024, AMWA says. The associations and companies are asking for clear guidance on howRead More

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

September 20, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

The water utility sector is applauding a tentative agreement between railroad operators and their union representatives, which averted a work stoppage that would have halted chlorine shipments to water systems and put public health at risk. “This agreement has averted a major public health crisis,” Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies CEO TomRead More

Water sector identifies gaps in PFAS research

Water sector identifies gaps in PFAS research

September 19, 2022 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in August issued a request for information from interested parties to identify data what it called gaps in research and development regarding several aspects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The office said the comments received through this request willRead More

Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

September 12, 2022 at 9:41 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), Sen. Michal Bennet’s (D-Colo.) anticipated legislation would make it easier for water systems to finance full lead service line replacements with tax-exempt bonds. Bennet’s Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW Act) is almost identical to a version passed by the HouseRead More

AMWA voices support for Build America, Buy America waivers

AMWA voices support for Build America, Buy America waivers

August 22, 2022 at 8:51 am 1 comment

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), representing large U.S. drinking water systems, submitted a pair of comments this month pertaining to proposed waivers of Build America, Buy America (BABA) requirements for EPA program-funded projects. EPA has previously proposed temporary public interest waivers for projects funded by the Water Infrastructure Finance andRead More

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

August 8, 2022 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a “Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory” to help water utilities as they work to comply with recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The document includes recommendations for public water systems to assist in identifying and tracking lead serviceRead More

Washington Report: Senate approves Water Resources Development Act package

Washington Report: Senate approves Water Resources Development Act package

August 1, 2022 at 8:28 am 0 comments

The Senate last week approved its 2022 version of the Water Resources Development Act, biennial legislation that authorizes a variety of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects and studies. The Senate’s amended version of H.R. 7776 passed by a tally of 93–1, and it will now be usedRead More