Post Tagged with: "Drinking Water"

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

April 30, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hopes to use the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to support as much as $4 billion worth of funding annually for communities to remove lead service lines. Pruitt’s statements to members of Congress came last week during the course of two hearings beforeRead More

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

April 30, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced nearly $4 million in funding to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va., and the Water Research Foundation in Denver, Colo., to research strategies to detect and eliminate lead exposure in drinking water. “Lead exposure is one ofRead More

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

April 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced its support for a Farm Bill introduced by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. In a letter delivered to the committee last week, AWWA thanked Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking MemberRead More

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

April 9, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its sixth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, and the results show that nearly $473 billion is needed over the next 20 years to improve drinking water infrastructure in the United States. The agency is required under the 1996 Safe Drinking Water ActRead More

EPA backs Colorado’s $25 million water infrastructure plan

EPA backs Colorado’s $25 million water infrastructure plan

December 18, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded approximately $10.6 million in clean water infrastructure and $14.3 million in drinking water state revolving loan funding (SRF) to the State of Colorado to support key water infrastructure projects, including new and upgraded wastewater and drinking water plants to ensure clean drinkingRead More

AWWA, ASDWA conducting survey on Drinking Water SRF program

AWWA, ASDWA conducting survey on Drinking Water SRF program

December 4, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) are conducting a survey to collect feedback on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program. AWWA’s Water Utility Council initiated the project in collaboration with ASDWA to identify and evaluate challenges utilities face inRead More

AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

November 13, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Speaking before the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, the former chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), explained how the upcoming Farm Bill can advance collaborations that protect source water. David White, speaking on behalf of the American Water Works AssociationRead More

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

October 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

By Graham Symmonds In October 2015, California was deep in the grasp of an intense drought. At that time, more than 92 percent of California was in severe, extreme or exceptional drought, affecting more than 36 million people. Today, California is wading in a relative abundance of water, with noRead More

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

October 23, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would strengthen a Farm Bill program that allows water and wastewater utilities to partner with local farmers on conservation projects that benefit regional water quality and quantity. Sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the Regional Conservation PartnershipRead More

Florida DEP announces SRF money for water quality projects

Florida DEP announces SRF money for water quality projects

October 16, 2017 at 11:08 am 0 comments

  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs recently committed nearly $200 million in low-interest loans and grants for 45 statewide clean water and drinking water projects. Both funding programs include grants and loans for planning, designing and constructing water systems. “We are pleasedRead More

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