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Calling on Congress To Support Water Services in Small Communities

April 28, 2018

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Increasing funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan and Grant Program can help provide water services to thousands of small communities and rural areas. In February, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of […]

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WEF Joins in Asking U.S. Congress To Support Water Research

April 23, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water sector organizations in sending a letter asking U.S. Congress to support the National Priorities Water Research program. The letter, addressed to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, requests that grant program funding be […]

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White House Recognizes Need To Invest in Water Infrastructure

March 29, 2018

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On Feb. 12, President Trump released his 55-page outline for legislation to establish several new infrastructure funding programs, streamline the regulatory review process for projects, improve workforce development programs, and set other federal infrastructure priorities. The “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” describes a new, $50 billion program to promote investments in various forms […]

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WEF Letter Supports WIFIA Reauthorization and Expansion Legislation

February 26, 2018

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On Jan. 11, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and several other water sector organizations sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R–Fla.) in support of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 4492). Mast and a bipartisan group of representatives introduced the bill in November. The bill has […]

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Federal Judge Postpones D.C. Wipes Law

February 7, 2018

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On Dec. 22, a federal judge blocked the Nonwoven Disposable Products Act of 2016, a law proposed by the Washington, D.C. City Council that would discourage wipes manufacturers from inaccurately labeling their products as “flushable,” until the city issues a labeling rule. The first flushable wipes law in the U.S. was set to take effect in […]

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Save the Date for National Water Policy Fly-In

January 28, 2018

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The 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In will be held April 17–18 in Washington, D.C. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), WateReuse (Alexandria, Va.), and Water Research Foundation (Denver) will host the event for water sector professionals to engage with policy makers. The annual event helps water […]

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WEF and Others Comment on Tax Reform

January 21, 2018

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The U.S. Congress has passed a final $1.5 trillion tax package that has been signed into law by President Trump. On Dec. 6, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water sector organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders about tax reform legislation. In the letter, the organizations expressed concerns about the […]

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WEF Urges U.S. Congress To Support Water Programs with Funding

December 30, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is working hard to convince the U.S. Congress to provide adequate funding in support of water science and infrastructure. On Oct. 26, WEF sent a letter to Congress requesting full federal funding for water science and technology research. And on Nov. 20, WEF joined other organizations in sending a […]

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