WIFIA

November 3, 2017

Water Sector Unites to Urge Congress to Act on Water Infrastructure

Despite the seeming dysfunction of DC politics these days, there is growing bipartisan support for fixing our nation’s failing water infrastructure. This week, the Earth & Water Law Group and McWane Inc., convened a Congressional roundtable to facilitate a discussion among the members of the Ad Hoc Water Infrastructure Group and members of Congress and […]
September 27, 2017

Congress Thoughtfully Considers Improvements to Nation's Water Infrastructure

This week, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing to discuss solutions to our nation’s aging water infrastructure, with a focus on wastewater and Clean Water Act provisions.   It was a productive and bipartisan hearing with deliberations on the need for more public and private investment, encouraging greater […]
May 17, 2017

Business Roundtable Calls Nation's Water Infrastructure Needs Urgent

The Business Roundtable releases a new report this week titled “Back in Business: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Infrastructure.”  Here is what the report has to say about rebuilding our nation’s water infrastructure: DRINKING AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE Well-maintained drinking and wastewater infrastructure systems are necessary for creating healthy and economically vibrant communities. They provide families […]
January 10, 2017

EPA Launches New Program to Fund Water Infrastructure

EPA today announces that WIFIA is open for business. Below is an email from Andrew Sawyers of EPA with relevant links.  Importantly, WIFIA provides up to $1B in credit assistance. Dear Colleagues,  Today, I am very excited to share that EPA announced the availability of approximately $1.0 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects […]
December 21, 2016

EPA Issues Interim Final Rule on Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Concurrent with Congress’ action to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 (discussed here), which authorized $20M in funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance an Innovation Act (WIFIA) of 2014, EPA has issued an interim direct rule to implement WIFIA.  Congress authorized EPA to provide federal credit assistance through WIFIA in the form […]
May 11, 2016

Senator Inhofe Signals WRDA 2016 to be Done by July

Inhofe sets sights on passing WRDA this summer Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said yesterday that he expects Congress to pass the 2016 Water Resources Development Act by mid-July. The massive water resources and infrastructure bill is a priority for Inhofe and […]