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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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Water Infrastructure Priorities Presented to Congress

December 23, 2017

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On Nov. 2, staff from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) and major water organizations attended a roundtable meeting with eight senior members of U.S. Congress to present recommendations for U.S. water infrastructure. Recommendations were drawn from a document developed to help Congress and the Trump Administration include policies and funding for water infrastructure in […]

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WEF Joins in Writing Congress To Oppose Tax Bill Provision

December 20, 2017

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Municipal bonds help finance water and wastewater infrastructure projects. While a U.S. House of Representatives bill maintains tax-exempt status for municipal-issued bonds for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, Section 3602 of the bill would repeal the ability to advance refund municipal bonds. On Nov. 8, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) joined other water […]

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Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes

November 30, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) urges the White House and U.S. Congress to prioritize resilience in rebuilding water infrastructure in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged by recent hurricanes. WEF also requests robust funding for hurricane relief and removal of any restrictions that prevent certified drinking water […]

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