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NACWA: Congress releases final NDAA bill excluding controversial PFAS provisions

NACWA: Congress releases final NDAA bill excluding controversial PFAS provisions

December 16, 2019 at 10:23 am 0 comments

In an important legislative achievement for clean water, House and Senate negotiators released their compromise Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) earlier this week and excluded the most problematic PFAS provisions. The full report and summary are viewable online. Significantly for the clean water sector, the final package does not include a provision toRead More

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

December 10, 2019 at 10:07 am 1 comment

By G. Tracy Mehan, III In the classic 1942 film “Casablanca,” Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, is asked by the world-weary Vichy French Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains, “What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?” “I came to Casablanca for the waters,” replies Rick. Captain Renault responds, “TheRead More

NACWA: Senate appropriations bill funds key clean water priorities

NACWA: Senate appropriations bill funds key clean water priorities

October 7, 2019 at 9:02 am 0 comments

The Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed a fiscal year 2020 (FY20) Interior & Environment Appropriations bill, which funds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and key clean water programs. The full House previously passed its FY20 Interior & Environment Appropriations bill earlier this summer and now awaits passage of the Senate version beforeRead More

King County, Wash., selects Brown and Caldwell for Clean Water Plan

King County, Wash., selects Brown and Caldwell for Clean Water Plan

May 31, 2019 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

The King County Wastewater Treatment Division in King County, Wash., recently selected environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell to be its prime consultant on developing the county’s Clean Water Plan to guide future water quality investments and initiatives. The Clean Water Plan is a four-year effort to chartRead More

National Water Policy Fly-In to host clean water executives, EPA officials at Water Week anchor event

National Water Policy Fly-In to host clean water executives, EPA officials at Water Week anchor event

March 11, 2019 at 9:02 am 0 comments

This week, water sector leaders from across the United States will join regulators, water advocacy groups and elected officials at the National Water Policy Fly-In, April 3-4, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The National Water Policy Fly-In serves as the anchor event for Water Week. Presented jointlyRead More

Clean Water SRF would receive largest-ever increase under new bill

Clean Water SRF would receive largest-ever increase under new bill

March 11, 2019 at 6:12 am 0 comments

Clean water organizations and advocates in the water sector are praising Congress for its bipartisan introduction of the Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is joining other major clean water organizations in supporting the introduction of the bill. NACWA hasRead More

NACWA applauds passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

NACWA applauds passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

October 19, 2018 at 10:24 am 0 comments

With the Senate passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has commended both the House and Senate for their strong collaboration with the association throughout the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) process to ensure the inclusion of several bipartisan provisions that areRead More

Trump calls out ‘clean water’ at Minnesota rally

Trump calls out ‘clean water’ at Minnesota rally

October 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

On Thursday, President Donald Trump voiced his desire for America to have “clean water” during a campaign-style rally in Rochester, Minnesota. Despite several calls for infrastructure investment since being elected, the president – similar to past presidents – rarely addresses drinking water or wastewater issues, specifically. Trump’s mention of cleanRead More

The Water Reclamation Facility of the Future

The Water Reclamation Facility of the Future

August 27, 2018 at 8:53 am 0 comments

…and the Role of Instrumentation and Process Control By Randall C. Chann The future state of the water reclamation facility is starting to take shape. The re-designation of plants from wastewater treatment to water reclamation underscores the shift. The elements of change are clear: a focus on nutrient removal and recovery,Read More

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

What’s Next for Federal Clean Water Initiatives?

April 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Kristina Surfus The past year has been both an exciting and frustrating time for following federal clean water initiatives. This is particularly true for advocates of a strong federal funding partnership for clean water, like the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The 2016 election season, which placedRead More