Monthly Archives: February 2015

Water Infrastructure Failures in Local Communities, and Efforts to Address Their Causes

Over the next month, Clean Water Weekly is going to take a local approach highlighting water news stories from various parts of America. Water infrastructure is important, and it is failing in every area of the country. No one – … Continue reading

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Winter’s Toll Highlights the Need for Water Infrastructure Investment

As we have reported before, an estimated 2.1 trillion gallons of water is lost in the U.S. each year because of leaky pipes and broken water mains resulting from failing water infrastructure that is often more than a century old. … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation Introduced in Senate

Last Thursday, Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) introduced the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform (WATER) Act, legislation that would allow mutual ditch and water companies more freedom to raise money for operations and maintenance … Continue reading

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Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Plan Proposes Cuts to SRF Funding

When we discussed President Obama’s plans for a new Water Finance Center and a new type of bond to finance water infrastructure projects in our January 21 and 28 blog posts , we said that while we thought those ideas … Continue reading

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