Category Archives: District of Columbia

More than $655 Billion Needed for Water Infrastructure

In her exit memo, former EPA chief Gina McCarthy highlights a growing need for water infrastructure investment. Over the next 20 years, Administrator McCarthy estimates the need for more than $655 billion in investments into drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Water News as of September 19

Top Stories DC: The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to clarify Clean Water Act protections for small streams and wetlands that had been thrown into question by Supreme Court decisions over the past decade. The agency and the Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Water News For May 17, 2013

A note from the Clean Water Council: In 2011 CNN reported that 700 water main breaks occur in the United States every day–many experts believe that is a conservative number. In 2011, Houston, alone, reported 700 water main breaks in … Continue reading

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Water News, April 19, 2013

Top Stories Washington, DC: “Every $1 billion dollar invested in water/wastewater infrastructure could create $27,000 jobs,” NUCA president Florentino Gregorio (Anchor Construction, Washington, DC), said in his April 16 testimony before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House … Continue reading

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News for December 26 – January 2, 2013

Top Stories Oklahoma: The infrastructure crisis the small town of  Konoawa is facing is typical of  what small towns around the county are facing with the rapidly aging treatment plants and pipelines that need to be replaced. With generous federal … Continue reading

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News For December 4-11, 2012

Top Stories The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department recently issued wastewater revenue bonds at a historically low interest rate of 2.86 percent, which will enable Water Services to perform $75 million in improvements associated with sewer rehabilitation, sewage treatment … Continue reading

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News for November 9, 2012: We Are Back!

We are back!  The Clean Water Council’s former blog, Water News Update, is now Clean Water Weekly. We have a fresh new look, but our content will remain the same: spotlighting the need for greater federal investment in water and … Continue reading

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