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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
Kathy Shandling
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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$1 Trillion investment in US water infrastructure needed, says AWWA report

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The massive investment needed for buried drinking water infrastructure in the U.S. totals more than $1 trillion between now and 2035, concludes a just-released report from the American Water
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Water groups urge congress to reject reductions to SRFs

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WASHINGTON — The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and six national water groups sent a letter to Congress urging the House and Senate to reject the offered
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