Post Tagged with: "lead service line replacement"

Senate introduces FLOW Act to streamline LSL replacement financing

Senate introduces FLOW Act to streamline LSL replacement financing

September 26, 2022 at 11:17 am 0 comments

A Senate version of the Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW) Act was introduced last week after months of work by water sector stakeholders. The legislation, which has a companion bill in the House of Representatives, is sponsored by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and was introduced with the support ofRead More

Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

September 12, 2022 at 9:41 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), Sen. Michal Bennet’s (D-Colo.) anticipated legislation would make it easier for water systems to finance full lead service line replacements with tax-exempt bonds. Bennet’s Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW Act) is almost identical to a version passed by the HouseRead More

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

August 8, 2022 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a “Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory” to help water utilities as they work to comply with recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The document includes recommendations for public water systems to assist in identifying and tracking lead serviceRead 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

Could Pittsburgh’s lead replacement program serve as model for the country?

Could Pittsburgh’s lead replacement program serve as model for the country?

April 25, 2022 at 8:42 am 0 comments

Local, state and federal leaders gathered in Pittsburgh this month to highlight the progress of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) lead line replacement program and applaud plans for removing lead lines from every daycare in Pittsburgh. Since PWSA established its Community Lead Response program in 2016, it has replacedRead More

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

March 14, 2022 at 8:29 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) this month expressed strong support for H.R. 6985, the Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW) Act, new legislation announced by Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) during his remarks at AMWA’s recent Water Policy Conference. The new legislation would reduce administrative burdens faced by drinking waterRead More

City of Newark completes lead service line replacement program

City of Newark completes lead service line replacement program

February 25, 2022 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Earlier in February, the City of Newark, New Jersey’s Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) program announced it had completed nearly 24,000 replacements citywide in less than three years at no cost to residents. On Feb. 11, the city celebrated this project milestone with several prominent figures including Mayor Ras Baraka,Read More

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

February 23, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

With the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions in Effect, What’s on the Horizon for Lead Service Line Replacement? Lead is back under the microscope in the U.S. water sector. Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan that began in 2014, it’s been a hot button issue for drinking water utilities.Read More

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

AMWA: Action needed on Build Back Better bill

February 14, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) wrote to Democratic House and Senate leaders earlier in February in support of including funding for lead service line replacement projects and water affordability initiatives in the final version of legislation to implement President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) agenda. AMWA and otherRead More

BlueConduit, SimpleLab team up to locate, remove lead

BlueConduit, SimpleLab team up to locate, remove lead

January 21, 2022 at 9:15 am 0 comments

In December, BlueConduit and SimpleLab announced a new alliance aimed at enabling water utilities and engineering consultants to meet water testing requirements and inventory for lead service lines through a more cost-effective and efficient process. “BlueConduit and SimpleLab share aligned goals: protecting public health and increasing trust in tap water.Read More