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Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

Biden unveils $2 trillion infrastructure plan; water sector reacts

April 5, 2021 at 9:18 am 0 comments

On March 31, the White House released The American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at creating jobs and rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. The Biden Administration is proposing a total of $111 billion dollars in clean water and drinking water investments. While the proposal does not include detailed programmatic fundingRead More

ACE21 shifts to all virtual format

ACE21 shifts to all virtual format

March 22, 2021 at 9:12 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced that it is transforming its 2021 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE21) into an all-virtual event from June 14-17. Registration is now open. In a letter to members, AWWA President Melissa Elliott and CEO David LaFrance said in March that ACE21 All Virtual will be a top-tierRead More

Cincinnati’s Bailey, Xylem recipients of AWWA’s diversity awards

Cincinnati’s Bailey, Xylem recipients of AWWA’s diversity awards

March 1, 2021 at 6:07 am 0 comments

The 2021 recipients of the American Water Works Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Award are Cathy Bailey (individual award winner) and Xylem (organizational award winner). The awards recognize an individual, group or organization that has created and maintained diversity and inclusion by establishing an environment that recognizes and effectively utilizes individualRead More

Millions still without safe drinking water in Texas

Millions still without safe drinking water in Texas

February 22, 2021 at 9:10 am 0 comments

More than 8 million Texans still did not have access to safe drinking water as of Sunday night, according to multiple media reports and an update from the state Commission on Environmental Quality. Stemming from last week’s record low temperatures and severe winter weather across the state that caused massiveRead More

Florida water hack underscores cybersecurity threat to utilities

Florida water hack underscores cybersecurity threat to utilities

February 12, 2021 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Just days before Super Bowl LV kicked off in Tampa Bay, a water system in nearby Oldsmar, Florida, was the target of a cyber attack, renewing concerns around a major vulnerability for water utilities. The hack briefly multiplied the amount of sodium hydroxide, or lye, used in the city’s waterRead More

AWWA names next president-elect

AWWA names next president-elect

January 28, 2021 at 7:23 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s Board of Directors has selected Joseph Jacangelo of Lovettsville, Va., as the Association’s next president-elect. Four vice presidents and a director-at-large were also selected during the Board’s annual winter meeting. Jacangelo will begin his term as president-elect in June at the conclusion of AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE21), andRead More

ACE21 to proceed both in person and virtual

ACE21 to proceed both in person and virtual

January 26, 2021 at 9:03 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE21) will commence this June with both in person and virtual formats. The conference is scheduled for June 13-16 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. In-person attendees can still count on networking and connecting with waterRead More

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

Water sector commends Congress for relief in appropriations package

January 4, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Congress recently released the Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations bill. The legislation contains a provision to create the first ever Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Emergency Assistance Program with $638 million in appropriations – an historic win for water accessibility and the first appropriation of its kind for water assistance.Read More

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Read AWWA’s statement on final Lead and Copper Rule revisions

January 4, 2021 at 7:22 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December announced the final Lead and Copper Rule. American Water Works Association President Melissa Elliott issued the following statement. “The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working toward a day when the potential for lead in drinking water is removed fromRead More

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

December 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The EPA has a chance to listen and implement water industry leaders’ recommendations on affordability using new data, methods, metrics and digital technologies. Here’s a review of submitted comments to the EPA on its proposed affordability guidance updates.  By Greg Baird In the United States, the water affordability paradigm isRead More