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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

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

July 19, 2022 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Continued impacts from the ongoing global pandemic, concerns about drought and water contaminants, and workforce shortages were the key issues identified in the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) annual State of the Water Industry report, which is now available. Since 2004, AWWA has published the annual State of the Water Industry Report based onRead More

AWWA testifies on new approach to cybersecurity threats

AWWA testifies on new approach to cybersecurity threats

April 27, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

In a hearing in early April, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified on the issue of cybersecurity before the House Committee on Homeland Security, asserting a new approach is needed that “sets minimum cybersecurity standards for all types of water systems.” The hearing was titled “Mobilizing our Cyber Defenses: Securing CriticalRead More

AWWA releases statement on war in Ukraine

AWWA releases statement on war in Ukraine

March 23, 2022 at 9:33 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) this week released a statement on the war in Ukraine. The organization also directed members and water sector professionals to resources they can reference if they wish to help amid the ongoing conflict that has, among other hardships, left many Ukrainians without access toRead More

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

January 17, 2022 at 8:38 am 0 comments

EPA should recognize all drinking water and wastewater systems as eligible recipients of funding under the agency’s new Water Workforce Infrastructure Development Grant Program, four water sector associations wrote in a letter earlier in January. The letter, which was signed by AWWA, NACWA, and WEF, in addition to AWMA, came soonRead More

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

Water sector groups oppose EPA’s plans for cyber audits in sanitary surveys

December 17, 2021 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

In December, several water sector associations wrote to EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox to express concern and opposition to the agency’s plans to incorporate cybersecurity audits as part of utility sanitary surveys. The EPA proposal was included in its FY22 budget request to Congress and officials have beenRead More

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EPA intends to ‘strengthen’ lead and copper regulations as LCR revisions take effect

December 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA says it is committed to using every tool available—statutory authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act, technical assistance, funding and more—to protectRead More

Survey: Pandemic affecting water sector staffing, supply chains

Survey: Pandemic affecting water sector staffing, supply chains

November 29, 2021 at 5:50 am 0 comments

The water sector is grappling with staff shortages and clogged supply chains triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) of its utility and service provider members. Forty percent of the 416 utilities that responded to the survey saidRead More

Biden signs Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with funding boosts for the water sector

Biden signs Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with funding boosts for the water sector

November 12, 2021 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

After months of negotiation and several delayed votes, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan, $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act this month, which was first approved by the Senate in August. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Monday. According to the Association of MetropolitanRead More

New AWWA document aims to better address affordability in rulemakings

New AWWA document aims to better address affordability in rulemakings

April 20, 2021 at 8:46 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the availability of a new document entitled “Improving the Evaluation of Household-Level Affordability in SDWA Rulemaking: New Approaches,” to help facilitate discussion of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) analysis of household-level affordability when making regulatory decisions. AWWA convened a panel of experts ledRead More