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AMWA: Spending bill with WIFIA restrictions advances in House

AMWA: Spending bill with WIFIA restrictions advances in House

July 27, 2020 at 10:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program would receive no new funding under a package of FY21 appropriations bills approved by the House of Representatives last week. Lawmakers have adopted an amendment to the bill intended to protect projects already awaiting WIFIA loans. The measure would provide EPARead More

Water Utilities, Climate Change, Bond Ratings and Insurance: Connections and Implications

Water Utilities, Climate Change, Bond Ratings and Insurance: Connections and Implications

February 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

By Erica Brown The managers of two large utilities recently remarked to me that in recent discussions with bond rating agencies, the questions that arose about climate change dove much deeper than in recent memory. In both cases, rating agencies wanted to know specifically about what climate related risks theRead More

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

January 13, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Under legislation approved by the House of Representatives last week, the U.S. EPA would be given two years to finalize a drinking water regulation for two common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The measure, the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535), would also put in place an expedited processRead More

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

January 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October released its long-awaited proposal for the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The proposal includes many far-reaching provisions that, if put into law, will have a lasting impact on how water utilities in the United States address leadRead More

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

AMWA: House panel divided as PFAS reform advances

November 25, 2019 at 9:38 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the House Energy and Commerce Committee split largely along party lines last week when approving a package of legislation intended to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle seemed to be in agreement, however,Read More

AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

October 11, 2019 at 11:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, which addresses lead in drinking water. David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), issued the following statement: The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to advancing strong consumer protections todayRead More

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

Executive order aims to encourage use of American-made products

February 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims to increase the use of domestically-produced iron, steel, cement and manufactured goods on a broad range of water and other infrastructure projects that receive federal funding assistance. However, the order does not alter the underlying statutory Buy American requirementsRead More

AMWA honors drinking water utilities for management excellence

AMWA honors drinking water utilities for management excellence

October 22, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored 14 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on Oct. 15 in ceremonies at its 2018 Executive Management Conference in San Francisco. Eight systems received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, three received the Platinum Award for Utility ExcellenceRead More

Proposed infrastructure plan would increase WIFIA appropriations

Proposed infrastructure plan would increase WIFIA appropriations

July 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

As part of a draft infrastructure bill released last week by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program would be reauthorized at $250 million over five years. According to the Association of Metropolitan WaterRead More

2018 Water Finance Conference heads to Washington, D.C.

2018 Water Finance Conference heads to Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2018 at 8:09 am 0 comments

Fourth annual event to highlight utility consolidation, partnerships, new funding mechanisms and national affordability challenges  BRECKSVILLE, OHIO — The 2018 Water Finance Conference, in partnership with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), will head to Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-29, for the fourth annual event giving dialogue to financingRead More