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SFPUC, partners applaud workforce development measure in WRDA

SFPUC, partners applaud workforce development measure in WRDA

October 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the city’s Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and its partners throughout the nation are applauding the establishment of a federal grant program to fund training and career development for workers in the water and wastewater industries. The workforce training and development measure was included in theRead More

NACWA, AMWA among supporters of new water affordability legislation

NACWA, AMWA among supporters of new water affordability legislation

October 23, 2018 at 6:30 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) have extended support for new legislation aimed at improving the affordability of water and wastewater service for low-income customers. Introduced led by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the Low-Income WaterRead More

NACWA applauds passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

NACWA applauds passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

October 19, 2018 at 10:24 am 0 comments

With the Senate passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has commended both the House and Senate for their strong collaboration with the association throughout the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) process to ensure the inclusion of several bipartisan provisions that areRead More

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

EPA’s Environmental Justice Council releases report on water funding

September 10, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

In August, EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) released a draft report providing recommendations to the agency on water infrastructure investment. The document, entitled EPA’s Role in Addressing the Urgent Water Infrastructure Needs of Environmental Justice Communities, outlines suggested actions EPA should take to address water infrastructure challenges in disadvantaged communities. Among theRead More

New private activity bond legislation introduced in Senate

New private activity bond legislation introduced in Senate

September 4, 2018 at 10:20 am 0 comments

In August, Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) re-introduced bipartisan legislation, S.3358, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2018, which would modify the tax code to remove state volume caps on the issuances of government private activity bonds (PABs) used by water and wastewater systems for infrastructure investment.Read More

Water utilities lauded for ‘Utility of the Future Today’ achievements

Water utilities lauded for ‘Utility of the Future Today’ achievements

August 6, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Utility of the Future Today initiative is recognizing 32 water utilities for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship and recovery of resources such as water, energy and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system toRead More

Senate passes Farm Bill including water quality, funding provisions

Senate passes Farm Bill including water quality, funding provisions

July 2, 2018 at 7:40 am 0 comments

The U.S. Senate has passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on an 86-11 vote. The bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Farm Bill – as it is commonly referred to – for five years. The measure includes provisions that would extend programs that protect drinking water sources from farm runoff and offer assistanceRead More

Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

Water sector reacts to passage of Farm Bill

June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association is applauding the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for introducing a bipartisan Farm Bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. AWWA singled out Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, and Sen. Sherrod Brown for their commitment to protecting sourceRead More

StratComm to highlight ratepayer relations, outreach in Chicago

StratComm to highlight ratepayer relations, outreach in Chicago

May 29, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

On June 6-7 in Chicago, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies will host Strategic Communications: H2O (StratComm), an event geared toward engaging public utility officials on best practices in ratepayer communication, public relations and outreach.  The purpose of StratComm is to help clean water utilities innovate — or create — communications platforms thatRead More

NACWA: Army Corps funding bill includes clean water priorities

NACWA: Army Corps funding bill includes clean water priorities

May 14, 2018 at 9:28 am 0 comments

  The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced its 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) last week, called “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.” WRDA authorizes individual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) water resources projects and is considered a “must-pass” bill every two years. While this USACERead More