Post Tagged with: "Drinking Water"

New disaster bill includes funds for drinking water resilience

New disaster bill includes funds for drinking water resilience

May 28, 2019 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Last week, congressional leaders agreed on a $19.1 billion emergency supplemental spending bill that would aid communities affected by recent wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes. The measure is expected to pass once lawmakers return from this week’s Memorial Day recess. The bill includes an additional $296 million in Drinking Water State Revolving FundRead More

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

May 20, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified recently before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change about approaches to addressing PFAS in drinking water. Tracy Mehan, executive director of government affairs, spoke on behalf of AWWA, the non-profit organization whose 51,000 members represent water professionals throughout North America. “EPARead More

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released an animated whiteboard explainer that helps consumers understand how to protect their households from the risk of lead in drinking water. “Your water utility strives to provide safe and healthy water for your home,” the animation states. “We all play a role in keepingRead More

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

March 17, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The Trump administration’s FY20 budget request would provide first-ever appropriations for a number of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs that Congress authorized last year through America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). Altogether, the request would seek a total of $92.8 million to fund new AWIA initiatives. Among the AWIA winners in theRead More

NACWA, AMWA among supporters of new water affordability legislation

NACWA, AMWA among supporters of new water affordability legislation

October 23, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) have extended support for new legislation aimed at improving the affordability of water and wastewater service for low-income customers. Introduced led by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the Low-Income WaterRead More

AMWA honors drinking water utilities for management excellence

AMWA honors drinking water utilities for management excellence

October 22, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored 14 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on Oct. 15 in ceremonies at its 2018 Executive Management Conference in San Francisco. Eight systems received the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, three received the Platinum Award for Utility ExcellenceRead More

Alderwood Water and Wastewater District wins ‘Best of the Best’ Water Taste Test at ACE

Alderwood Water and Wastewater District wins ‘Best of the Best’ Water Taste Test at ACE

July 30, 2018 at 10:21 am 0 comments

The Alderwood Water and Wastewater District of Lynnwood, Wash., won the 13th annual Best of the Best Tap Water Taste Test at the AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE18). The event, which was sponsored by Layne, was composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America and was heldRead More

Farm Bill reauthorization could increase USDA’s protection of source water

Farm Bill reauthorization could increase USDA’s protection of source water

June 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a GOP-supported Farm Bill reauthorization plan that would increase the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) focus on protecting sources of drinking water from farm runoff. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) contains a number of provisions backed by the Association of MetropolitanRead More

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