Tag Archives: WIFIA

Utility of the Future, Workforce, and Infrastructure Covered in Words on Water

May 27, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Words on Water podcast series showcases insight from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream podcast episodes online and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app. In recent episodes Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria (Va.) Renew Enterprises, discusses how wastewater treatment facilities are transforming into […]

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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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White House Briefing Lays Out Administration Funding Priorities

November 29, 2017

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On Oct. 10, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff attended a meeting at the White House that outlined the Donald Trump administration’s priorities and plans for increased investment in water infrastructure. During the meeting, several administration officials also answered questions from water sector leaders. Officials attending included U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, […]

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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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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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WEF Staff Learn About WIFIA from U.S. EPA

December 30, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a series of informational sessions across the nation to educate the public about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). WIFIA establishes a new financing mechanism to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. The program will provide loans for up to 49% of eligible costs […]

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WEF Asks Members for Input on WIFIA Projects

March 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is asking members to submit examples of major upcoming wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects that may have the opportunity to receive financing through the pilot program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). EPA is developing WIFIA’s program guidelines and plans […]

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WEF Joins Water Associations in Advocating for WIFIA Fix in Highway Bill

December 28, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water associations are advocating for a change in a federal surface transportation reauthorization bill. The change would remove a funding restriction in the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. A 2014 law forbids using tax-exempt financing as part of water infrastructure projects that use […]

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