Tag Archives: Government affairs

Water Advocates Help Defeat Wipes Rider

August 19, 2017

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) advocates helped defeat a proposal in Congress that would have counteracted efforts to reduce damages caused by wipes that do not disintegrate when flushed. U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R–Md.) offered an amendment that would have revoked a law passed by the Council of the District of Columbia. The local […]

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WEF Joins Opposition Against Cuts to Rural Utilities

July 18, 2017

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On June 15, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined six other water associations in sending a letter to Congress expressing opposition to President Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water and Wastewater Loan Grant Program in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The letter has been sent to […]

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Support Funding for Water Infrastructure

April 14, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Water Advocates program encourages water sector professionals to take action and support funding for water infrastructure. The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) provide water sector utilities with a financing tool to build and modernize the infrastructure that protects public and environmental health while promoting […]

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Recorded Webcast Previews Future for Water Legislation

March 24, 2017

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On Jan. 25, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) held a webcast sharing information about potential priorities of the new administration and the new Congress. The webcast, “What to Expect in The Trump Era and 115th Congress,” offers insight and suggestions on how to work together to maintain and advance the water sector’s goals. […]

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Send Letters of Interest for WIFIA Loans by April 10

March 14, 2017

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On Jan. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Funding Availability in the Federal Register for the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Organizations interested in applying for low-interest loans and loan guarantees must submit a letter of interest to EPA by April 10. The WIFIA program received […]

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Advocate for Water During the 2017 National Water Policy Fly-In & Expo

January 23, 2017

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Water sector professionals are invited to attend the National Water and Policy Forum, Fly-In, & Expo, March 21 and 22 in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), Water Research Foundation (Denver), and WateReuse […]

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WEF Letter Asks President-Elect Trump To Make Water a Priority

January 19, 2017

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On Dec. 7, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump. The letter provides recommendations for water sector priorities during the next administration. WEF called upon the president-elect to focus on addressing water sector challenges in the areas of aging water infrastructure, research and development, workforce development, stormwater, affordability, […]

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WEF and Others Ask Congress To Fund Infrastructure Financing Programs

December 19, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined eight other water sector and municipal associations to ask Congress to fully fund four infrastructure-financing programs. On Oct. 27, the organizations sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment. The letter asks Congress to fund […]

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