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Associations urge Congress to prioritize affordability, build on LIHWAP program

Associations urge Congress to prioritize affordability, build on LIHWAP program

April 24, 2023 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Recommendations Include Establishment of Permanent Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Program at HHS Five water sector organizations joined forces today to release a new report on the growing water affordability concern for low-income Americans and call for a permanent program to address the challenge. The AmericanRead More

AMWA, NACWA requesting $1 billion for federal low-income assistance program

AMWA, NACWA requesting $1 billion for federal low-income assistance program

April 3, 2023 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Two prominent water industry associations representing public utility systems are urging the federal government to fund the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) in 2024 and beyond. Last week, the Association of Metropolitan Agencies (AMWA) and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) sentRead More

AMWA supports legislation to spur WaterISAC participation 

AMWA supports legislation to spur WaterISAC participation 

March 10, 2023 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) this week announced its support for a bicameral bill that it said would encourage and support the participation of drinking water and wastewater systems in the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC). The Water System Threat PreparednessRead More

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 fromRead 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 aRead 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 ofRead 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 areRead 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 ofRead 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 commentsRead 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 aRead More