Monthly Archives: April 2015

New York and Pennsylvania Water Infrastructure Funding Initiatives: Merely a Start

Recent initiatives in New York and Pennsylvania represent laudable efforts to address the significant deficit in water infrastructure funding in those states, while highlighting how far they and other states have to go before long term drinking water and wastewater … Continue reading

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Proposed Legislation Seeks to Promote Water Infrastructure Upgrades

Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill, called The Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act, that seeks to help local communities upgrade aging water infrastructure systems. The bill directs the EPA to … Continue reading

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Ports Versus Other Water Infrastructure Projects – the Necessity of Funding Both

We have reported often on the glaring deficiency in public funding – particularly at the federal level – of water infrastructure, and how a more active federal role in financing infrastructure projects is so critical to our way of life. … Continue reading

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California’s Water Crisis Puts Spotlight on Need for More Water Infrastructure Funding

California’s water crisis exposes the critical need for greater water infrastructure in that state and vividly illustrates the costs of neglecting that need over decades. We have reported before on the appalling condition of California’s water infrastructure and the problems … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office Issues Report on Public Infrastructure Spending

In early March, the Congressional Budget Office issued a report detailing public spending (spending by federal, state, and local governments) on six types of infrastructure Continue reading

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