Tag Archives: State Revolving Funds

From the President: Looking Back with Gratitude, Looking Forward with Confidence

April 18, 2017

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When we gather in Chicago to attend WEFTEC® 2017, it will mark the 90th year the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has hosted this annual conference. This is a good reminder that the federation and its members already had been working to restore U.S. waterways and protect public health for more than 45 years […]

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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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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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Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

October 21, 2016

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The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in September by a vote of 95 to 3. The bill, S. 2848, includes several key provisions affecting water infrastructure funding and would authorize U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects to help ensure the health of American waterways and local economies. “The WRDA […]

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Analysis Reveals SRFs Return Billions on Federal Investment

June 28, 2016

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Federal spending for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) returns economic gains and jobs, according to a new economic benefits analysis released by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.). The analysis, WEF/WateReuse Analysis of National Economic, Job Creation, and Tax Revenue Benefits from Increased Funding […]

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WEF Representative Testifies to the U.S. Senate about Water Infrastructure

May 13, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) was invited to testify at the U.S. Senate hearing, The Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable, held to examine the federal role in water and wastewater infrastructure. On April 7, Rudolph Chow, the director of the Balitmore City Department of Public Works, represented WEF, the […]

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Water Week 2016 Focuses on Policy and Funding

May 11, 2016

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From April 10 through April 16, more than 50 water sector organizations with members spanning the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., to talk to each other and to elected leaders about ensuring clean and safe water and a healthy sustainable environment. [View the story “Water Week 2016 Focuses on Policy and Funding” on Storify]

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WEF Joins in Sending Letter to Congress Requesting FY 2017 Funding for SRFs

April 16, 2016

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On March 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined nine other water and municipal associations in sending a joint letter to the U.S. Congress. The letter requests support for $2 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017 for both the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs. This request is similar […]

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