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FY25 budget request for EPA maintains SRFs at current levels

FY25 budget request for EPA maintains SRFs at current levels

March 22, 2024 at 7:15 am 0 comments

The White House recently released its FY25 budget request for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The total budget request for EPA would be an increase of nearly $2 billion over FY24 levels, while the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) would be maintainedRead More

EPA announces $5.8 billion for SRFs

EPA announces $5.8 billion for SRFs

March 11, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

As part of the fourth Investing in America tour, Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan recently announced more than $5.8 billion from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda for states, Tribes and territories to invest in drinkingRead More

EPA names new acting water chief

EPA names new acting water chief

February 26, 2024 at 8:45 am 0 comments

The US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new acting head of the Office of Water as the current assistant administrator, Radhika Fox, exits her post at the end of the month. Bruno Pigott, who currently serves as principal deputy assistant administrator for water,Read More

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

Water sector issues joint statement to Congress on fully funding SRFs

February 19, 2024 at 9:45 am 0 comments

On Feb. 15, a broad group of water sector organizations representing, utilities, public works departments, executives, manufacturers, research organizations and other industry partners sent a letter to Congress requesting that it fully fund the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to congressionallyRead More

Biden EPA expands wastewater services pilot to assist underserved communities

Biden EPA expands wastewater services pilot to assist underserved communities

February 15, 2024 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the expansion of its successful Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Community Initiative to 150 additional communities as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Originally launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the initiative partnersRead More

Assistant Administrator for Water Fox to depart EPA

Assistant Administrator for Water Fox to depart EPA

January 11, 2024 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

After serving three years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Radhika Fox announced she will depart the agency at the end of February 2024. Appointed by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2021,Read More

What Are Water Utilities & States Doing with Compliance Data?

What Are Water Utilities & States Doing with Compliance Data?

November 13, 2023 at 6:35 am 0 comments

A Scathing Critique. A review of “Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era,” by author Cynthia Giles, published by Oxford University Press. | By G. Tracy Mehan, III Former Obama EPA enforcement chief Cynthia Giles has written a very challenging, well-documented critique ofRead More

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

October 12, 2023 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will withdraw plans to require states to survey cybersecurity best practices at public water systems — welcome news to much of the industry that opposed the approach. The EPA proposal was included in the agency’s FY22Read More

Water sector reiterates call to fully fund SRFs in 2024

Water sector reiterates call to fully fund SRFs in 2024

September 5, 2023 at 7:45 am 0 comments

In August, 18 water sector organizations including those representing U.S. utility systems, wrote to Congress to reiterate support for funding the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to the maximum authorization in federal law, $3 billion each, for fiscal year 2024. InRead More

PFAS in the Crosshairs

PFAS in the Crosshairs

May 22, 2023 at 6:30 am 0 comments

Examining EPA’s Proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water In the world of water utility finance, it’s widely known that ratepayers like residents and businesses represent the primary source of revenue for local water and sewer systems. Therefore, when regulatory mandates comeRead More