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WEF executive director briefs US Conference of Mayors Water Council

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

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
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

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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Dow Chemical helps Sochi get ready for Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — The Winter Olympic Games in the Russian town of Sochi are still two years away, but preparation for the event is already in full swing. The
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Austin celebrates completion of four-mile long wastewater tunnel

AUSTIN, Texas — State and local officials gathered in Austin, Texas, today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of one of the largest and most complex wastewater
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Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett announces $70 million investment in water infrastructure projects

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett last week announced the investment of $79 million in 27 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects in 16 counties through the
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EPA funding helps communities use green infrastructure to improve water quality

ATLANTA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is providing $950,000 to help 17 communities expand green infrastructure use to improve water quality. Green infrastructure
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Philadelphia to use green infrastructure to achieve watershed management goals

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) joined the Philadelphia Water Department, a NACWA member, on Tuesday as they signed an historic partnership agreement with the
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Registration and housing now open for WEFTEC 2012

The Water Environment Federation’s 85th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference takes place this year September 29 through October 3 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. If it’s about
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