Post Tagged with: "Clean Water"

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

April 19, 2024 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday finalized more regulatory action on PFAS as it moved to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. EPA also releasedRead More

NACWA honors National Environmental Achievement Award winners

NACWA honors National Environmental Achievement Award winners

March 19, 2024 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) 2024 National Environmental Achievement Award (NEAA) winners were recently recognized during the association’s Winter Conference in Austin, Texas, in February. The NEAA program recognizes individual and public clean water agency initiatives that have made a remarkable impactRead More

EPA announces $2.4 billion for clean water projects

EPA announces $2.4 billion for clean water projects

February 27, 2023 at 9:57 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced more than $2.4 billion from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states, Tribes, and territories through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). EPA says the funding will support communities in upgrading essential water, wastewater,Read More

OC San GM wins NACWA environmental award

OC San GM wins NACWA environmental award

January 24, 2023 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) has announced that General Manager Jim Herberg has been awarded the 2023 National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for Utility Leadership. The award will be presented at the NACWA winter conferenceRead More

Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

January 4, 2023 at 10:32 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently released a new report showing that average annual wastewater service costs for American families increased at twice the rate of inflation between 2000 and 2021. The report highlights how income inequality is driving heightened affordability challengesRead More

Bay Area district launches strategic sewer system improvement project

Bay Area district launches strategic sewer system improvement project

September 13, 2021 at 8:25 am 0 comments

The Oro Loma Sanitary District Board of Directors recently approved low-cost financing to replace old sewer collection system infrastructure serving its customers and communities while protecting the environment.   With this financing, the Board maintains its 10-Year Strategic Plan and implements priorities to maintain its infrastructureRead More

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

June 14, 2021 at 9:25 am 0 comments

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee last week marked up and advanced H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. This legislation follows the Senate’s passage in May of its clean water reauthorization package, S. 914, theRead More

The Lake County Illinois Public Works Department in Libertyville, Ill., owns and operates two public water supply distribution systems across a large service territory in Northeast Illinois.

EPA invites 55 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

January 13, 2021 at 11:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 55 new projects in 20 states are being invited to apply for approximately $5.1 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. This funding will help finance more than $12 billion in clean water andRead More

The Mission Beyond the Utility: 2020 WF&M Award Winner Andy Kricun

The Mission Beyond the Utility: 2020 WF&M Award Winner Andy Kricun

December 14, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

Everyone knows that running a water or wastewater utility is closely connected to the important mission of protecting the environment and public health. For Andy Kricun, the real mission has always been beyond the utility, making an impact on the community. “I always believed veryRead More

NACWA: Clean water funding excluded from final WRDA package

NACWA: Clean water funding excluded from final WRDA package

December 7, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Friday evening, Congress released its long-awaited conferenced Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). Over the past several cycles, this bill has become the vehicle of choice for authorizing essential funding for clean and drinking water infrastructure. While both the House and Senate Committee versions ofRead More