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Stiffer Inflation Test Awaits U.S. Water and Sewer Utilities in 2023

Stiffer Inflation Test Awaits U.S. Water and Sewer Utilities in 2023

November 28, 2022 at 7:30 am 0 comments

By Dennis Pidherny & Audra Dickinson U.S. water utilities fared remarkably well during the coronavirus pandemic and appear to be withstanding the effects of inflation on operations and capital spending thus far. This is not to say the sector hasn’t struggled. Operating costs are up across the board following aRead More

EPA selects 29 finance centers to receive grants, provide technical assistance

EPA selects 29 finance centers to receive grants, provide technical assistance

November 14, 2022 at 9:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month announced the selection of 29 Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) that will help communities across the country access federal funding for infrastructure and greenhouse gas reduction projects that improve public health and environmental protection. The EFCs will deliver targeted technical assistance to local governments, states,Read More

More Advocacy Needed for Large Tunnel and Storage Funds Despite Federal Investment

More Advocacy Needed for Large Tunnel and Storage Funds Despite Federal Investment

September 6, 2022 at 8:32 am 0 comments

By Wayne Hofmann & Rory Ball The fanfare accompanying the passage of the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) might make you believe our industry’s dreams are coming true. After decades of clamor for increased investment in water and sewer infrastructure, the Federal government has pledged sustained funding overRead More

Implementing Federal Funding for Utilities

Implementing Federal Funding for Utilities

August 22, 2022 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Why It’s Important to Think Strategically, Creatively and Holistically When Working with ARPA, IIJA Funds By Jeff Rowe Utilities are faced with a rare and remarkable opportunity to impact the present-day situation of their users and rate payers while also altering the long-term future of their entire communities. With theRead More

Washington Report: Senate approves Water Resources Development Act package

Washington Report: Senate approves Water Resources Development Act package

August 1, 2022 at 8:28 am 0 comments

The Senate last week approved its 2022 version of the Water Resources Development Act, biennial legislation that authorizes a variety of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects and studies. The Senate’s amended version of H.R. 7776 passed by a tally of 93–1, and it will now be usedRead More

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

August 1, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

Registration is open for 8th annual event in Washington, D.C. The agenda for the 2022 Water Finance Conference will highlight a number of current issues impacting the capital planning of water/wastewater systems in the United States including Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act fund distribution, water pricing and affordability, and regulatory issuesRead More

EPA: $6.5 billion available in loans

EPA: $6.5 billion available in loans

June 23, 2022 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the 2022 notices of funding availability for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program and the State Infrastructure Financing Authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program. This year’s funding will provide up to $6.5 billion in total funding to support $13 billionRead More

Digital Asset Management: Dynamic Use of Relative Re-Investment Budgets

Digital Asset Management: Dynamic Use of Relative Re-Investment Budgets

June 20, 2022 at 8:09 am 0 comments

Over the past 25 years, Nordic water experts have taken a proactive approach to digital asset management and data-driven decision making that U.S. utilities can learn from to optimize CAPEX spending, reduce OPEX, and ensure efficient and resilient service. By Ulrich Borup Hansen & Andreas Julskjær Pedersen In a digitalRead More

Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C., in August

Water Finance Conference returning to Washington, D.C., in August

June 8, 2022 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

Registration now open for 8th annual event; Early bird registration ends July 15 The eighth annual Water Finance Conference will be returning to the nation’s capital this summer, Aug. 17-18, 2022, at the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill Hotel. The agenda will be released in the coming weeks and registration is nowRead More

House panel advances water resources package

House panel advances water resources package

May 27, 2022 at 7:32 am 0 comments

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in May approved its version of biennial water resources legislation to authorize a series of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects. Like a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) measure advanced earlier this month by a Senate committee, the House version includes language to addressRead More