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CLEAN WATER CURRENT – July 25, 2014

NACWA Testifies on Clean Water Act Affordability, Integrated Planning

The House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment held a hearing, Integrated Planning & Permitting Framework: An Opportunity for EPA to Provide Communities with Flexibility to Make Smart Investments in Water Quality, on Thursday to examine the status of EPA’s Integrated Planning (IP) Framework and legislative efforts to bolster IP and promote innovative approaches to Clean Water Act (CWA) affordability assessments. » Read more Members Only

NACWA Weighs in Against Application of Sludge Regulations to Recovered Resources

NACWA wrote a letter pdf button to Nancy Stoner, EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, this week urging the Agency to issue a policy statement clarifying that materials, such as struvite, extracted from the wastewater treatment process, are not subject to regulation as sewage sludge under the 40 CFR Part 503 regulations. » Read more Members Only

WIFIA Listening Session Convenes in Chicago; Sector Associations Release Issue Paper

NACWA participated this week in the first in a series of seven EPA Listening Sessions on the Water Infrastructure Financing & Innovations Act (WIFIA), a federal loan guaranty pilot program primarily aimed at funding drinking water and wastewater projects of regional/national importance. » Read more Members Only

WSCC Discusses New VSAT & Current Cyber Threats

The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) held its quarterly meeting this week via webinar to discuss activities related to security and resiliency of drinking water and wastewater utilities. » Read more Members Only

EPA GI Collaborative Launched as Agencies Respond to Resilience Task Force Recommendations

President Obama’s State, Local, & Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness & Resilience held its fourth and final meeting last week. » Read more Members Only

NACWA Participates in Charting New Waters Capstone Meeting at Wingspread

This week, NACWA participated in the capstone advisory committee for the Charting New Waters policy development effort that the Johnson Foundation has led. » Read more Members Only

State/Regional Organizations, NACWA Discuss WOTUS & Other Key Issues

NACWA hosted a conference call this week with representatives from more than a dozen state and regional clean water organizations to share national and state/regional advocacy developments on the recently proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Clean Water Act jurisdictional rule. » Read more Members Only

Illinois Legislation Provides Financial Assistance for ‘Utility of the Future’ Projects

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation this week to make innovative wet weather management and treatment projects eligible for state financial assistance. » Read more Members Only

Not to be Missed . . .

Register today for NACWA’s web seminar series, Charting a Path to the Utility of the Future» Read more Members Only

 

 

ADVOCACY ALERTS

 

House to Hold Hearing on Clean Water Affordability; Springfield, Missouri to Testify on Integrated Planning

The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment will hold a hearing tomorrow, July 24, to examine the status of EPA’s Integrated Planning Framework and legislative efforts being made to supplement the approach and promote clean water affordability issues. » Read more Members Only

NACWA and AMWA Release Summary Report from April Water Resilience Summit, Focus Is Collaboration

This week, NACWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) released the Water Resilience Summit Summary and Next Steps pdf button white paper.  » Read more Members Only

 
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