Post Tagged with: "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act"

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

June 20, 2022 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Joe Biden’s action plan to deliver clean water and EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. The agency also announced that it is inviting states and territoriesRead More

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

June 6, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Tiffany Harrison & Wayne Hofmann The combination of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has delivered a potent one-two punch for the water and sewer sectors.  ARPA provides more than $350 billion in financial assistance, with water and sewer projects among eligibleRead More

Realistically Planning to Spend Federal Infrastructure Money

Realistically Planning to Spend Federal Infrastructure Money

April 18, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Joe Crea The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or Infrastructure Bill) promises to inject $1.5 trillion across the country to “rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climateRead More

Unprecedented Federal and State Infrastructure Investment Bodes Well for Nation’s Water, Sewer Assets

Unprecedented Federal and State Infrastructure Investment Bodes Well for Nation’s Water, Sewer Assets

April 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Wayne Hofmann This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which has generated a legacy of improved water quality in our rivers and lakes and healthier drinking water sources while creating significant fiscal challenges for many communities in removing hazardous materials from drinking water and meetingRead More

AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

AMWA calls for broadening of access to BIL additional subsidization funds

April 11, 2022 at 5:59 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), representing large U.S. drinking water systems, used the opportunity of a Senate subcommittee hearing on implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) last week to reamplify its message that all metropolitan drinking water systems should have access to additionally subsidized Drinking Water StateRead More

Commentary: How Engagement on Federal Infrastructure Funding Is Playing Out Locally

Commentary: How Engagement on Federal Infrastructure Funding Is Playing Out Locally

February 28, 2022 at 8:27 am 0 comments

By Ahmed Badruddin Both the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (infrastructure bill) represent landmark moments in the U.S. infrastructure industry. Their impact on business development and strategic planning is unlike anything we’ve seen in our 10 years serving the water industry. In particular,Read More

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

House passes Build Back Better Act with additional water provisions

House passes Build Back Better Act with additional water provisions

November 22, 2021 at 9:23 am 0 comments

In November, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.75 trillion social spending bill that, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), includes more than $10 billion for several water-related priorities. These funds would come in addition to the nearly $50 billion in new drinking water and wastewater spendingRead 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