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Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

Water sector groups urge action on new water workforce program

January 17, 2022 at 8:38 am 0 comments

EPA should recognize all drinking water and wastewater systems as eligible recipients of funding under the agency’s new Water Workforce Infrastructure Development Grant Program, four water sector associations wrote in a letter earlier in January. The letter, which was signed by AWWA, NACWA, and WEF, in addition to AWMA, came soonRead 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

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

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

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

October 11, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the wake of the global pandemic and among other pressing challenges facing the water utility sector, resilience has emerged as a top issue. To highlight this, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) are co-hosting the 2021 Water Utility ResilienceRead More

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

House advances bill with increased funding for clean water

June 14, 2021 at 9:25 am 0 comments

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee last week marked up and advanced H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. This legislation follows the Senate’s passage in May of its clean water reauthorization package, S. 914, the Senate Drinking Water and WastewaterRead 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-19 pandemic pay their water andRead More

Treasury releases COVID-19 recovery fund, guidance for water infrastructure 

Treasury releases COVID-19 recovery fund, guidance for water infrastructure 

May 17, 2021 at 9:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Treasury has released initial guidance for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSLFRF). The CSLFRF is the $350 billion pot of funding provided in the COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act signed into law in March that includes water and sewer infrastructure as an eligible use. These funds will flow directly toRead More