Category Archives: Massachusetts

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 as of September 13

Top Stories Maryland: All of the ports on the East Coast “have to get in the game,” Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, and get ready to accept larger cargo ships that will come through an expanded Panama Canal by 2015. … Continue reading

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Water News as of August 9

Top Stories Wisconsin: A bipartisan group of governors vented Saturday about the challenges of rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure in a time of tight budgets and partisan paralysis in Congress. In Congress this week, a bipartisan federal bill dealing in … Continue reading

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Water News as of June 21, 2013

Top Stories EPA’s Fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, released June 4, reports that $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation’s drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing safe drinking water to 297 … Continue reading

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Water News, January 16-23, 2013

Top Stories Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Corbett announced Tuesday the investment of $82 million in seven drinking water and wastewater projects in 5 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “While there may be fewer than the usual number of projects approved at … Continue reading

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Water News, January 9-15, 2013

Top Stories A leading organization of engineering professionals issued another warning Tuesday about the condition of the nation’s infrastructure, saying that current investment trends threaten millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in economic activity. A report commissioned by the … Continue reading

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Water News for Janurary 2-9, 2013

Top Stories Texas: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says water will be high on his agenda, advocating taking $1 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to create a water infrastructure development bank from which cities and counties could borrow for water … 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 18-25, 2012

Top News New Hampshire: The Governor’s Water Sustainability Commission’s report, issued December 24, estimates the state will need to invest $2.9 billion just to deal with the state’s aging infrastructure. The biggest challenge to the problem, the report said, could … Continue reading

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News for December 12-18, 2012

Top Stories The Senate Committee on Appropriations has released the text of the Fiscal Year 2012 Disaster Assistance Supplemental. The emergency spending within the bill provides $60.4 billion in discretionary funding, of which $810 million is allocated to EPA Water … Continue reading

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