Funding News

  1. Department of Agriculture Funds Wastewater Infrastructure For Rural Communities
    7/31/2018

    Federal funding of rural wastewater infrastructure projects is often assumed to predominantly flow through the Environmental Protection Agency (U. S. EPA)’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund created in 1987 under the Clean Water Act. However, in an interesting development, Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), recently announced that the USDA would make a historic commitment to upgrade and rebuild rural wastewater infrastructure.

  2. USDA Encourages Rural Communities, Water Districts To Apply For Loans To Improve, Rebuild Infrastructure; $4 Billion Available
    7/30/2018

    Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced a historic commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to upgrade and rebuild rural water infrastructure.

  3. Detroit Investigates Alleged Water Theft Operation
    7/30/2018

    Detroit water officials are investigating a potential large-scale water theft at a marijuana operation.

  4. U.S. EPA Provides $699M For San Francisco Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades
    7/30/2018

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a $699M loan to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to help finance its innovative Southeast Treatment Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project. This is the largest loan issued under EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to date.

  5. California To Dole Out $2.7 Billion For Water Storage
    7/27/2018

    A California agency approved $2.7 billion for water storage projects across the state this week.

  6. Arizona To Take Control Of Flailing Utility
    7/26/2018

    Arizona’s utility regulator voted to seize control of Johnson Utilities this week.

  7. H2O Innovation: Utility Partners Won A New Project And Renewed An Existing Contract, Totalling $10.1M
    7/25/2018

    H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) is proud to announce that Utility Partners, LLC (“UP”), its business line providing operation and maintenance services (“O&M”) in the United States, recently won a new O&M project and renewed an expiring contract.

  8. Successful Close To Singapore International Water Week With High-Value Business Deals
    7/20/2018

    Singapore International Water Week 2018 (SIWW), the global water conference held from 8 – 12 July 2018, concluded on a high, garnering close to S$23B in total value for the announcements on projects awarded, tenders, investments and MOUs.

  9. AWWA And WEF Launch New Symposium On Affordability
    7/11/2018

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) have announced the launch of the inaugural Transformative Issues Symposium on Affordability. The event will be held August 6-7 in Washington, D.C.

  10. Baltimore Probes 'Shocking' Unproductivity Of Meter Readers
    7/11/2018

    An audit by Baltimore officials has found that water meter readers wasted $120,000 through unproductive activities and slacking on the job.