Archive | January, 2019

EPA Invites 39 Projects To Apply for WIFIA Loans

January 24, 2019

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 39 projects to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Selected borrowers, located in 16 states and Washington, D.C., will receive WIFIA loans totaling approximately $5 billion, according to an EPA news release. “This year, EPA will help finance over $10 billion in water […]

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WEF Studybook Helps Operators Prepare for Collection System Certification

January 23, 2019

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Wastewater Collection System Studybook Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduced a study resource to help wastewater collection system operators expand their knowledge and prepare to take certification exams. The second edition of the Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification Studybook provides in-depth information on the topics these professionals need to be familiar with and offers more than 500 […]

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WEF Marketplace Is Open for Business

January 22, 2019

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WEF Marketplace Featured

Following the successful relaunch of the WATER’S WORTH IT® campaign in October 2018, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has launched a new online marketplace for campaign-branded merchandise. The WEF Marketplace offers a one-stop shop for WEF merchandise and products. Announced in December, it was designed to offer a customer-friendly and value-added service. As […]

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WEF Joins 90 Organizations in Asking Congress To Fund Water Infrastructure

January 21, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined 90 other organizations in sending a letter to Congress urging the adequate funding of water infrastructure. The coalition of national, state, and local organizations asked members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to include funding for drinking water, wastewater, water reuse, and stormwater infrastructure […]

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Students Enter State-Level of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

January 20, 2019

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SJWP Featured

As science fairs across the country begin, high-school students are submitting research for state-level consideration in the 2019 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations will look through eligible submissions and select state-level winners who will earn the opportunity to compete at the national-level competition in June. […]

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Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Incorporates Integrated Planning into Legislation

January 19, 2019

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The Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279) has passed the U.S. Congress and has been signed by the president. The bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for an integrated planning (IP) process and promote green infrastructure. The bill defines IP as a developed plan that is consistent with the U.S. Environmental […]

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In Memoriam: James (Jim) Miller Contributes 30 Years to Operations Challenge

January 18, 2019

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In Memoriam - Jim Miller

James “Jim” E. Miller, a member of the Water Environment Federation and Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) since 1977, died May 21, 2018, at the age of 62. Miller most recently had worked as a senior water and wastewater specialist and trainer at Wenck Associates Inc. (Maple Plain, Minn.). “Jim had been in the […]

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