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NACWA joins coalition letter on Buy America requirements in IIJA

NACWA joins coalition letter on Buy America requirements in IIJA

January 10, 2022 at 9:23 am 0 comments

NACWA and other water sector organizations sent a letter last week to the Biden Administration regarding implementation of the Buy America, Build America (BABA) requirements that were signed into law as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The letter builds upon concerns the sector raised while IIJA was moving through Congress. While waterRead More

NACWA, EPA meet on infrastructure bill implementation

NACWA, EPA meet on infrastructure bill implementation

January 10, 2022 at 9:07 am 0 comments

NACWA held a virtual meeting Jan. 6 with U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox and other senior EPA Office of Water staff to discuss implementation issues and distribution of funds from the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure legislation, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The meeting follows a letter that NACWA sentRead More

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

January 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Dec. 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) took effect, nearly a year after they were finalized by the then-outgoing Trump Administration. The Biden administration marked the occasion by announcing a new Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan that will seek to achieveRead More

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EPA intends to ‘strengthen’ lead and copper regulations as LCR revisions take effect

December 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA says it is committed to using every tool available—statutory authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act, technical assistance, funding and more—to protectRead More

WEF, EPA launch NutrientSmart program

WEF, EPA launch NutrientSmart program

December 17, 2021 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched the NutrientSmart (NSmart) program to help reduce nutrient loadings in waterways and recognize the water utilities that are leaders and innovators. NSmart will begin as a pilot program and encourage the adoption of enhancedRead More

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

December 13, 2021 at 10:16 am 1 comment

When you think about examples of great innovation, it’s easy to think about things like modern technology. The smart phone. Steve Jobs. A bold vision to change the status quo with a groundbreaking product or service. In the water/wastewater utility sector, that same kind of long-term, innovative vision for groundbreakingRead More

EPA invites 39 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

EPA invites 39 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

December 10, 2021 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 39 new projects are being invited to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans and four projects are being added to a waitlist. The agency anticipates that, as funds become available, $6.7 billion in WIFIA loans will help financeRead More

Biden signs infrastructure bill with funding boosts for the water sector

Biden signs infrastructure bill with funding boosts for the water sector

November 12, 2021 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

After months of negotiation and several delayed votes, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan, $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act this month, which was first approved by the Senate in August. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Monday. According to the Association of MetropolitanRead More

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House proposes additional $30 billion for lead service line replacement

September 13, 2021 at 8:50 am 0 comments

House Democrats are proposing an additional $30 billion in federal funds for lead service line replacement efforts nationwide, a figure that would be in addition to $15 billion for lead service line replacements that was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) approved by the Senate in August. According to theRead More

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Report: U.S. water systems are consolidating slower than needed

September 1, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

A recent report from the Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, says the consolidation of water systems in the United States is happening at an extremely slow pace. While stronger state policies on consolidation are already coming on line, the EPA should prioritize a new policy to incentivizeRead More