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5 Lessons from Newark’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program
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May 10 2022
In December 2021, the Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR) officially went into effect, and a survey of water utilities shows that many are not…
May 6 2022
Water Environment Federation (WEF), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and American Water Works Association (AWWA) released a…
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook
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May 6 2022
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will invest billions of dollars in rural communities across the country. Supporting Americans living in rural areas…
Apr 26 2022
On May 14, 2022, Build America, Buy America will go into effect. This new law governs domestic preferences for iron and steel, manufactured products…
Apr 20 2022
Definition of CERCLA The term ‘CERCLA’ means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act (in 42 U.S.C. §9601,…
Mar 21 2022
Today, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee heard testimony from public clean water utility members of the National…
Mar 17 2022
In late March, WateReuse Association hosted the 37th Annual WateReuse Symposium with six concurrent tracks of education across numerous verticals in…
EPA releases Bipartisan Infrastructure Law State Revolving Fund Implementation Memo for the Clean Water and Drinking Water professionals.
Slide taken from U.S. EPA webinar on March 10, 2022.
Mar 11 2022
The U.S. EPA shared a memorandum March 9 regarding the implementation of $43.4 billion of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding through the…
Mar 10 2022
Between the County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, the WOTUS Sackett case and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding, the groundwater sector has been…
Mar 3 2022
Florida Senators approved Senate Bill 2508 in a vote of 37 to 2. According to WPTV News, the bill determines the fate of the Lake Okeechobee water…
Mar 3 2022
Runaway inflation may impact the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.  The infrastructure law provides only $550 billion in new…
Feb 10 2022
Infrastructure funding may have been signed into law by the president, but Congress must still appropriate the funds for the water sector to fully…
Jan 28 2022
The following is a letter from National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) CEO Adam Krantz urging passage of investments in water resilience…
Jan 25 2022
For the past two years, Water & Wastes Digest has requested a brief from industry associations about their predictions for the coming year. As…
Jan 24 2022
When reflecting on 2021, it is hard to not see it as one of the most important years for the municipal water and wastewater industry in the past…
Clarence Wittwer
Clarence Wittwer, owner and chief operating officer of Wittwer Environmental
Jan 24 2022
When I first entered the water industry in 1991, I had the pleasure of working for many leaders and treatment plant operators that had first entered…
Jan 19 2022
In a letter today, the nation’s largest organization of public works professionals urged Congress to fully appropriate funds for the bipartisan…
Dr. Andrew Sawyers
Dr. Andrew Sawyers, director of the Office of Wastewater Management for the U.S. EPA
Jan 18 2022
In the water sector, we know that water is life. It not only keeps us healthy, but it supports our communities, ecosystems and economies. Investing…
Jan 13 2022
What is the Clean Water Act? The Clean Water Act (CWA) is U.S. legislation enacted in the early 1970s, and is otherwise known as the Federal Water…
Dec 16 2021
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better…
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