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NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

NACWA says EPA’s FCA Guidance fails to affect low-income affordability

February 2, 2023 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) expressed its disappointment this week at the outcome of a nearly five-year process to significantly overhaul the U.S. EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance and ‘meaningfully address’ the growing ratepayer affordability gap. First issued in 1997, theRead More

Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

Report details how much average wastewater service costs have increased

January 4, 2023 at 10:32 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently released a new report showing that average annual wastewater service costs for American families increased at twice the rate of inflation between 2000 and 2021. The report highlights how income inequality is driving heightened affordability challengesRead More

US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

US Water Alliance releases new report on water shutoffs

November 30, 2022 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Some water utilities had as many as 40,000 unpaid accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic The US Water Alliance has released a new report on the practice and effect of water shutoffs due to nonpayment. The report, titled The Path to Universally Affordable Water Access: GuidingRead More

ASDWA resource provides definition of ‘disadvantaged community’ by state under SDWA

ASDWA resource provides definition of ‘disadvantaged community’ by state under SDWA

July 18, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

ASDWA has announced the launch of its new Environmental Justice webpage. The webpage includes ASDWA’s environmental justice strategy, developed by ASDWA’s members and staff and will guide the association’s work in the future, as well as a variety of resources related to environmental justice and drinkingRead More

Call for Speakers! Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C. for 8th annual event

Call for Speakers! Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C. for 8th annual event

February 7, 2022 at 5:50 am 0 comments

Organizers of the 2022 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its eight annual event to be held Aug. 17-18 in Washington, D.C. Please email your 200-word abstract by March 19, 2022. The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance managersRead More

Water Finance Conference to conclude virtual sessions Thursday

Water Finance Conference to conclude virtual sessions Thursday

August 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

August 10 | August 12 | August 17 | August 19 The 2021 Water Finance Conference, which is being presented in a virtual format this month, will conclude its virtual sessions Thursday, Aug. 19 with Session 4. This year’s conference is covering a range of topicsRead More

Low-income water assistance program formally launched

Low-income water assistance program formally launched

June 7, 2021 at 8:32 am 0 comments

The White House last week announced the official launch of the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) housed at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).  This program is the first of its kind designed to provide funding to help low-income households affected by the COVID-19Read More

Water sector applauds proposed permanent low-income customer assistance program

Water sector applauds proposed permanent low-income customer assistance program

May 24, 2021 at 9:05 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) are applauding the introduction of H.R. 3293, the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation, led by Reps. Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.) wouldRead More

Report: Water assistance programs exclude customers in need

Report: Water assistance programs exclude customers in need

May 24, 2021 at 8:30 am 0 comments

A report released today by the Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) finds that customer assistance programs offered by large water utilities to help low-income customers pay their water bills are poorly designed and leave out deserving customers. The report, H2Affordability: How Water Bill Assistance ProgramsRead More

Biden signs COVID stimulus including water affordability program funding

Biden signs COVID stimulus including water affordability program funding

March 12, 2021 at 10:16 am 0 comments

President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act, legislation to deliver additional COVID-19 relief that contains $500 million in assistance for low-income clean water customers and support for critical water and sewer investments. This water assistance funding comes in addition toRead More