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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 bill with funding boosts for the water sector

Biden signs infrastructure bill 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

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