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EPA awards more than $500 million to repair water treatment plants damaged in Hurricane Sandy

May 7, 2013
EPA is providing grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to water treatment facilities impacted by the hurricane.
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Congress has been busy (when it comes to the water infrastructure sector)

May 1, 2013
In November last year, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works drafted a bill to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which serves to authorize select projects and programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Texas studies feasibility of Gulf of Mexico desalination plant

April 16, 2013
The study will focus on the proposed construction of a 500MW natural gas-fired power plant next to a seawater desalination facility along the Texas gulf coast that would process from 25 to 50 million gallons of seawater per day into fresh drinking water.
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Senate committee approves Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority

March 26, 2013
If enacted into law, WIFIA would make low-interest federal loans available to address large water infrastructure projects in communities across the U.S.
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US water infrastructure given grade 'D'

March 26, 2013
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the water infrastructure in the United States a disappointingly low D grade in its new 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.
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US water and sewage systems in dire need of infrastructure improvement

February 19, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama's call for more public-private partnerships could be interpreted as a signal for companies to invest in deteriorating water and sewage infrastructure.
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WEF executive director briefs US Conference of Mayors Water Council

January 30, 2013
Water Environment Federation (WEF) Executive Director Jeff Eger briefed the 300 mayors in attendance on the “Water for Jobs” campaign, which makes the business case for water infrastructure investment.
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US large-diameter pipe demand predicted to grow

January 7, 2013
Demand for large-diameter pipes for water and wastewater is set to increase over the next four years in the United States, as spending on related infrastructural projects is expected to drive sales up.
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Public or private, the question is: how to pay for it?

Infrastructure funding tools for the water/wastewater infrastructure project arena
December 1, 2012
According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is close to a $1.0 trillion infrastructure investment need in this country’s water and wastewater systems over the next 20 years. More importantly, it is anticipated that there will be a 20-year infrastructure capital-investment gap of $102 billion for drinking water systems and $122 billion for wastewater systems. The operations and maintenance gap is even larger — $161 billion for drinking water systems and $148 billion for wastewater systems.
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AWWA praises Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act

November 27, 2012
WASHINGTON — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is celebrating the unveiling of a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) in two pieces of Senate legislation. On Nov.
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