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Jackson to get first round of $600 million in federal funds

Jackson to get first round of $600 million in federal funds

June 8, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week the City of Jackson, Miss., will receive $115 million to support critical water infrastructure investments that will help ensure safe and reliable drinking water for residents. The funding comes from a $600 million Congressional appropriation forRead More

Small Systems Tackle Financial Challenges through Technical Assistance

Small Systems Tackle Financial Challenges through Technical Assistance

May 30, 2023 at 6:30 am 0 comments

| By Dr. Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi For years, thousands of small drinking water systems in the United States have been facing big financial challenges that undermine their ability to provide their customers with safe and affordable drinking water. As a result of these challenges, manyRead More

Silicon Valley Bank, Interest Rates & WIFIA

Silicon Valley Bank, Interest Rates & WIFIA

April 6, 2023 at 7:05 am 0 comments

By John Ryan Rapidly rising interest rates were a primary cause of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse. Its multiple consequences will almost certainly mark the start of an extended period of interest rate volatility. The Federal Reserve is steering a narrow course between taming inflation and inflictingRead More

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

April 3, 2023 at 8:34 am 0 comments

| By Gregory M. Baird Cities across the United States are struggling with maintaining existing infrastructure with supply chain disruptions and rising costs of equipment, manpower and supplies. Likewise, developers are faced with many challenges to plan, finance and build basic infrastructure and housing unitsRead More

How Small Players Can Leverage Infrastructure Funding

How Small Players Can Leverage Infrastructure Funding

April 3, 2023 at 8:06 am 0 comments

| By Robert Sheets Last summer, Ellory Monks and Shalini Vajjhala writing for the Brookings Institute, noted that $850 billion of funding is coming from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). They rightfully note that funding like this typically goes to larger, wealthier communities.Read More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

PFAS is Lining Up to be the Most Expensive Environmental Hazard in History

March 15, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Michael DiGiannantonio The U.S. EPA has released its proposed maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) – two common types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Under the proposed MCLs, drinking water utilities across the country would be forcedRead More

EPA Headquarters building at the Federal Triangle in Washington, DC.

EPA to ‘aggressively confront’ PFAS with first-ever proposed standard

March 14, 2023 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is proposing the first-ever national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” The much anticipated announcement is the latest action under President Joe Biden’s plan to combat PFAS pollution andRead More

EPA announces $2.4 billion for clean water projects

EPA announces $2.4 billion for clean water projects

February 27, 2023 at 9:57 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced more than $2.4 billion from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states, Tribes, and territories through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). EPA says the funding will support communities in upgrading essential water, wastewater,Read More

EPA: $2 billion in grants available to combat emerging contaminants

EPA: $2 billion in grants available to combat emerging contaminants

February 21, 2023 at 9:25 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $2 billion from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address emerging contaminants like Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water across the country. The investment, which is allocated to states and territories,Read More

Six FCRA Criteria for Federally Involved Projects

Six FCRA Criteria for Federally Involved Projects

February 15, 2023 at 11:34 am 0 comments

By John Ryan Stakeholders of the U.S. EPA WIFIA loan program will recall that the program ran into a serious-sounding issue about correct budgeting a few years ago. The issue arises when a WIFIA loan is made to an infrastructure project that has some degreeRead More