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Value of Water Campaign releases progress report
Value of Water Campaign releases progress report
Feb 13 2019
The Value of Water Campaign released a three-year progress report. The campaign is a collaboration between water industry leaders and policy groups…
EPA increases investment in aging water infrastructure
EPA increases investment in aging water infrastructure
Feb 11 2019
The U.S. EPA announced it is accelerating investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure in support of President Donald J. Trump’s…
Jan 28 2019
A draft of the Trump Administration’s long-awaited rule replacing the definitions used to determine what waterbodies are subject to federal…
Jan 28 2019
It has been a big month for water legislation. New revisions have been proposed for the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition. The proposal would…
President Trump has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act
President Trump has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act
Jan 16 2019
On Jan. 14, President Donald J. Trump signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. The bill codifies the U.S. EPA’s Integrated Planning…
Water groups write to Congress requesting water infrastructure and storm water funds
Water groups write to Congress requesting water infrastructure and storm water funds
Jan 14 2019
On Jan. 10, a coalition of 91 national, state and local water organizations sent a letter to Congress urging water infrastructure funding. The letter…
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
New Jersey proposes new storm water management rules that stress green infrastructure
Dec 12 2018
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed amendments, repeals and new rules to the state’s storm water management rules, N…
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 11, the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The proposed definition…
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
Oct 25 2018
RAND Corp. released a report on U.S. water and transportation infrastructure entitled, “Not Everything is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation…
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
Oct 11 2018
Congress has approved America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, a bill set to provide more than $6 billion in funding for water infrastructure…
Key storm water bill moves to Congress for approval
Key storm water bill moves to Congress for approval
Jun 5 2018
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 for renewal. Reviewed every two…
Discussion on storm water and WOTUS
Discussion on storm water and WOTUS
May 25 2018
Confusion and uncertainty over what water bodies were subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has existed for more than a…
EPA extents WIFIA loan application period
EPA extents WIFIA loan application period
May 17 2018
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced at a meeting with water sector associations that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water…
Apr 6 2018
The U.S. EPA announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage more than $11 billion in…
Apr 3 2018
Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to prioritize Florida water projects. The republican senator sent a…
Mar 23 2018
On March 23, the Senate passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill, which includes $21.2 billion in infrastructure funding and will fund the government…
Mar 8 2018
Several 2017 storm water issues are carrying over to 2018. They include implementing the U.S. EPA’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4)…
Mar 2 2018
On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging the U.S. EPA Water Transfers Rule, which allows governments to transfer water…
Feb 15 2018
The fiscal 2019 budget proposal, released Feb. 12 by the Trump Administration, proposed a $2.5 billion cut to the U.S. EPA. If approved, this budget…
Feb 14 2018
Several states have filed suit against the U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in response to a two year suspension of the Clean Water…
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