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Trump, Democrats signal interest in infrastructure for “Phase 4” stimulus

Trump, Democrats signal interest in infrastructure for “Phase 4” stimulus

April 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted about a possible federal infrastructure bill worth $2 trillion that would presumably serve as, or as part of, a “Phase 4” stimulus package amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Then on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was joined by U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), JamesRead More

Stimulus package excludes financial relief for water sector

Stimulus package excludes financial relief for water sector

March 30, 2020 at 10:09 am 0 comments

Congress released a massive stimulus package last week that was signed by President Donald Trump amid the COVID-19 pandemic that could have serious economic ramifications both in the United States and around the globe. The bill included significant funding for a variety of private industries, but direct financial relief for theRead More

EPA urges states to support water, wastewater operations amid coronavirus crisis

EPA urges states to support water, wastewater operations amid coronavirus crisis

March 30, 2020 at 10:09 am 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to governors in all 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C. on Friday, urging them to ensure that drinking water and wastewater employees are considered essential workers by state authorities when enacting restrictions such as shelter in place orders to curb theRead More

NACWA estimates clean water utilities could face $12.5 billion in losses from COVID-19 impact

NACWA estimates clean water utilities could face $12.5 billion in losses from COVID-19 impact

March 23, 2020 at 8:40 am 0 comments

While Congress debated the specifics of a major stimulus package last week, public clean water utilities continue to provide essential water services to their communities around the country despite the financial uncertainties. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) said in a press release that challenges utilities face include fallingRead More

Survey shows water utilities confident in maintaining operations despite financial uncertainty

Survey shows water utilities confident in maintaining operations despite financial uncertainty

March 20, 2020 at 11:16 am 0 comments

According to a survey from the American Water Works Association (AWWA), with water and wastewater services critical in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 90 percent of water utilities have business continuity plans in place or have plans to develop them. The survey, conducted March 10-16, included responses from employeesRead More