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Senate panel approves spending bill to maintain WIFIA, SRF funds

Senate panel approves spending bill to maintain WIFIA, SRF funds

June 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of FY19 EPA spending legislation that would maintain level funding for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, as well as the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.  The full Senate could vote on the spending bill later thisRead More

WRDA bills may advance in Congress

WRDA bills may advance in Congress

May 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

House and Senate versions of legislation to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) could receive committee markups in each chamber this week, according to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is expected to vote on its 2018 reauthorization WRDA, knownRead More

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

EPA extends deadline for WIFIA application

May 16, 2018 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans to July 31, 2018. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made the announcement during a meeting with water sector associations last week. Pruitt also sent a letter highlighting the deadline extensionRead More

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

April 30, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hopes to use the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to support as much as $4 billion worth of funding annually for communities to remove lead service lines. Pruitt’s statements to members of Congress came last week during the course of two hearings beforeRead More

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EPA seeking applicants for next round of WIFIA loans

April 9, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applicants for up to $5.5 billion worth of loans and credit assistance through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Community water systems and other prospective borrowers have until 12 p.m. EDT on July 6 to submit a letter ofRead More

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

April 9, 2018 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submitRead More

AWWA applauds doubling of WIFIA funding

AWWA applauds doubling of WIFIA funding

April 2, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association is commending U.S. Congress and the Administration of President Donald Trump for more than doubling the funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and bolstering the Drinking Water State Loan Fund (DWSRF) through the omnibus spending bill. WIFIA received $63 million – up fromRead More

Water groups urge WIFIA reauthorization in 2018

Water groups urge WIFIA reauthorization in 2018

March 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) submitted a joint letter last week to House of Representatives committee leaders urging support for legislation to reauthorize EPA’s WIFIA program. The groups also expressed concerns about another bill that wouldRead More

Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

Proposed EPA cuts could slash WIFIA in FY19; SRF funding maintained

February 19, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

In the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ Monday Morning Briefing on water infrastructure news, the water organization representing drinking water utilities says the U.S. EPA’s total budget would be cut by roughly one quarter under President Donald Trump’s FY19 budget request sent to Congress last week. Budget documents for FY19 showRead More

Lawmakers introduce bills to increase SRF dollars using WIFIA

Lawmakers introduce bills to increase SRF dollars using WIFIA

February 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-Ariz.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recently introduced the Securing Required Funding for Water Infrastructure Now (SRF WIN) Act to modernize investment in water infrastructure. This legislation rejects the fix-as-fail approach currently used to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure and instead empowers states toRead More