Funding News

  1. Rising Wastewater Operating Costs Are Main Driver Of Water Tariff Growth In 2018
    10/31/2018

    The results of GWI’s 2018 Global Water Tariff Survey have revealed that the average tariff for wastewater services grew by 4.1% between July 2017 and July 2018, compared with a 3.5% growth in the average water tariff over the same period.

  2. Utilities Called Out For Water Shutoff Policies
    10/30/2018

    Over a million people lost their water service in recent years due to shutoffs by major providers in a sign of the growing challenge of water affordability.

  3. British Water Hosts Three Events To Boost International Trade
    10/30/2018

    British Water is hosting three international events over two days to support UK exporters in the water and wastewater sector. A Meet-the-Buyer Water Workshop takes place at the Institute of Directors in London on 20 November 2018 and is followed by the trade association’s annual International Reception, which features a keynote speech from Peter Simpson, chief executive of Anglian Water Group.

  4. The Irrigation Association Welcomes Water Infrastructure Bill Signed Into Law
    10/26/2018

    The Irrigation Association is pleased to support America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which was signed into law on October 23. 

  5. Water Systems Council Celebrates Signing Of America's Water Infrastructure Act Into Law
    10/26/2018

    The Water Systems Council (WSC), the only national nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and water well systems, celebrated President Trump's signing of America's Water Infrastructure Act into law earlier this week, saying that the new law is a major step toward providing all Americans with safe, clean drinking water.

  6. DEP To Suspend $12M In Community Water Infrastructure Loan Payments To Help With Hurricane Michael Recovery
    10/26/2018

    Recently, to assist communities recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Michael, and at the direction of Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering the suspension of up to $12M in wastewater and drinking water facility loan repayments and interest accrual for two years.

  7. America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Fund Up To $35M Towards West Basin’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project
    10/25/2018

    America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the comprehensive infrastructure legislation passed by Congress in the fall and signed by the president on Oct. 23, will allow West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) to access an additional $35M in federal funding for its Harbor South Bay Water Recycling project.

  8. Trump Signs Historic Water Funding Bill
    10/24/2018

    President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law today, making federal water infrastructure investment a top priority for the nation. This important legislation will help communities across the nation — big and small, rural and urban, red and blue — improve the safety and reliability of their drinking and wastewater systems. For the past year, Hydraulic Institute staff and members have met with legislators in the US Congress and on both sides of the aisle, advocating for this legislation and touting its importance to American jobs, US competitiveness and the health of communities.

  9. Aqua America Announces Agreement To Acquire Peoples
    10/23/2018

    Aqua America Inc., (“Aqua”) a regulated water and wastewater utility, recently announced it will acquire Peoples in an all-cash transaction that reflects an enterprise value of $4.275B, which includes the assumption of approximately $1.3B of debt.

  10. New Water Investment Company — Bridging The Water Finance Gap In Developing Countries
    10/19/2018

    Globally, over 2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water and more than twice as many have no access to basic sanitation.