Water News, March 21-April 3

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In a March 29 speech, President Obama put forth his details of his Rebuild America Partnership. His plan, if adopted his plan would enact a National Infrastructure Bank, funded with $10 million; give state and government tools to invest in infrastructure, in part by removing the eliminating the PAB cap for qualified water infrastructure; and partnering with the private sector to create jobs and finance critical projects.

American Water Works Company, Inc.,  announced April 5 that John R. Bigelow, senior vice president of Business Services, will moderate the panel of experts at the National Water Infrastructure Summit on Tuesday, April 16, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its Water for Jobs campaign partners from across the country, the free Summit aims to raise awareness that water infrastructure must be a top national priority, and that reinvestment in water creates jobs, drives innovation and safeguards public health.

Failing Infrastructure

Hawaii: The health department said a 1,000 gallons of wastewater was discharged Thursday night into Paradise Cove in Kapolei because of a 16-inch main break. Warning signs were posted between Paradise Cove to Honu Lagoon warning the public to stay out of the water until the break has been repaired and signs removed.

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The Clean Water Council (CWC) is a group of national organizations representing underground construction contractors design professionals, manufacturers and suppliers, labor unions and other committed to ensuring a high quality of life through sound environmental infrastructure. Working in concert, CWC's 39 national organizations, advocate federal legislation and policies that will promote clean water and improve the nation's failing infrastructure.​
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