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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 byRead 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 inRead 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, andRead More

Spending bill with $11.5 billion for EPA passes in House

Spending bill with $11.5 billion for EPA passes in House

July 25, 2022 at 8:12 am 0 comments

The U.S. House of Representatives in July passed a six-bill spending package for fiscal year 2023, one of which is a $44.8 billion FY 2023 Interior-EPA spending bill that would fund EPA with $11.5 billion. The EPA funding included in the larger bill remained the same as approved byRead More

AMWA names new CEO

AMWA names new CEO

June 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has announced Tom Dobbins, CAE, has been named the new CEO of the association. An experienced association executive, Dobbins served as CEO of the Aluminum Association and the American Composites Manufacturers Association and led the government affairs programRead More

AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

April 11, 2022 at 5:59 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), representing large U.S. drinking water systems, used the opportunity of a Senate subcommittee hearing on implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) last week to reamplify its message that all metropolitan drinking water systems should have access toRead More

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking  water funds, affordability assistance

FY23 budget proposal would expand drinking water funds, affordability assistance

April 4, 2022 at 8:34 am 0 comments

The FY23 budget request released by the White House would boost EPA spending to $11.9 billion in 2023, (an increase from $9.56 billion in FY22), while providing full funding for a new drinking water system resilience program long championed by the drinking water sector and the AssociationRead More

VanDe Hei steps down as AMWA CEO; Acting leadership named

VanDe Hei steps down as AMWA CEO; Acting leadership named

March 21, 2022 at 7:41 am 0 comments

With the retirement of AMWA CEO Diane VanDe Hei, who officially stepped down from her role on March 15, the AMWA board of directors has asked Michael Arceneaux to take the position of Acting CEO. Arceneaux has been with AMWA since 1995 and has servedRead More

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

March 14, 2022 at 8:29 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) this month expressed strong support for H.R. 6985, the Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW) Act, new legislation announced by Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) during his remarks at AMWA’s recent Water Policy Conference. The new legislation would reduce administrativeRead More

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

February 14, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) wrote to Democratic House and Senate leaders earlier in February in support of including funding for lead service line replacement projects and water affordability initiatives in the final version of legislation to implement President Biden’s Build Back BetterRead More