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Jul 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
Jul 4 2019
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $45 billion state construction bill Friday, June 28.  The state’s capital plan entitled Rebuild Illinois will…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 17 2019
A bipartisan amendment proposed may add PFAS to a list of contaminants tracked by the U.S. Geological Survey’s water quality monitoring network.…
Jun 14 2019
Prosecutors dropped all charges against officials in the Flint water scandal June 13. State prosecutors accused 15 state and local officials of…
May 20 2019
The U.S. has reached a deal to lift tariffs imposed on industrial metals imported from Canada and Mexico. According to The Washington Post, the lift…
Briefings on key  topics discussed by industry associations in Washington, D.C.
Briefings on key topics discussed by industry associations in Washington, D.C.
May 1 2019
During the first week of April, virtually every water and wastewater association in the industry visited Washington, D.C., for Water Week in…
GWI announces winners at the 2019 Global Water Awards
GWI announces winners at the 2019 Global Water Awards.
Apr 19 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Apr 12 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed two executive orders designed to speed up oil and gas pipeline projects. According to AP, the action came after…
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”.
Mar 22 2019
Today, March 22, is World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind.” According to UN Water, the theme adapts the promise of the 2030…
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city.
Mar 12 2019
On Monday, March 11, mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot both pledged to support legislation to address chronic water shutoffs and…
The Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019 has been introduced
The Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019 has been introduced.
Mar 8 2019
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has joined other major clean water organizations in supporting the bipartisan introduction…
A new bill could help promote aware of sewage pollution in public waters
A new bill could help promote aware of sewage pollution in public waters.
Mar 6 2019
In Massachusetts, about 200 active outfall pipes located in 18 cities discharge billions of gallons of sewage annually. According to WBUR, scientists…
A top water regulator in Nevada has denied nine applications to expand the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center groundwater use
A top water regulator in Nevada has denied nine applications to expand the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center groundwater use.
Feb 27 2019
Last month, Nevada’s top water regulator denied multiple applications to expand an industrial center’s groundwater use. According to The Nevada…
The CEO of WatergenUSA says his company is able to help water crisis in places such as California and Flint, Mich.
The CEO of WatergenUSA says his company is able to help the water crisis in places such as California and Flint, Mich.
Feb 21 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently signed an emergency drinking water bill at Riverview Elementary School in Fresno, Calif. Gov. "We're…
A case on how to regulate groundwater pollution will be heard by the Supreme Court
A case on how to regulate groundwater pollution will be heard by the Supreme Court.
Feb 20 2019
Supreme Court Justices agreed to hear a case over how to regulate groundwater pollution on Feb. 19, 2019. According to the Water Environment…
Feb 15 2019
The text of the omnibus appropriations bill was released on Feb. 13. This gave Members of Congress a short window to review the legislative language…
 EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan.
Feb 14 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS…
The EPA is moving President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure agenda forward by working to get the financing, tools and resources needed to help modernize outdated water infrastructure
The EPA is moving President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure agenda forward by working to get the financing, tools and resources needed to help modernize outdated water infrastructure.
Feb 8 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure. “EPA is delivering on President…
The EPA and the Army will hold a public hearing on the proposed new WOTUS definition in Kansas City with sessions on Feb. 27 and 28
The EPA and the Army will hold a public hearing on the proposed new WOTUS definition in Kansas City with sessions on Feb. 27 and 28.
Feb 7 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are moving to the next steps in proposing a new definition of…
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