Monthly Archives: December 2014

Omnibus Spending Bill Funds WIFIA Program Setup and Other Water Initiatives, Rejects Proposed Cuts to SRFs

The $1.01 trillion spending bill approved by Congress this weekend includes funding to set up the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program and numerous other water-related programs. It also rejects hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts to … Continue reading


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USGS Water Usage Report Bolsters Need for Infrastructure Funding

A recent U.S. Geological Survey report concludes that water usage across the country declined by 13% between 2005 and 2010. The report cites several positive trends in conservation, including those resulting from improvements in water-use technologies and management, but also … Continue reading

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Study Examines Economic Impact of Water Infrastructure Investment

Two water research foundations recently released a joint study showing the significant impact of the water utility sector on the U.S. economy. The study, titled “The National Economic and Labor Impacts of the Water Utility Sector,” was conducted by the … Continue reading

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