Tag Archives: WIFIA

WEF-Backed Provisions Incorporated Into 2019 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

March 24, 2019

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The omnibus appropriations bill, which sets a budget for government programs for the 2019 fiscal year, passed through U.S. Congress and was signed into law by President Donald Trump. The package includes appropriations for the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) supported many […]

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Angela Lee Testifies on the Importance of Water Services Before U.S. Congress

March 19, 2019

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On Feb. 7, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member Angela Lee sat before members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the water sector’s need for infrastructure funding programs. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure invited representatives from various industries to attend the hearing, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing […]

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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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U.S. EPA Extends Deadline To Apply for WIFIA Loan

June 29, 2018

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The deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the extension during a meeting with the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector associations on May 15. Pruitt also sent […]

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Hundreds Attend 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In

June 19, 2018

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During Water Week, more than 250 individuals participated in the 2018 National Water Policy Fly-In, held April 17–18. Water professionals representing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe, and sustainable water. Participants had the opportunity to hear […]

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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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