Both the House and Senate tax reform proposals repeal advance refunding bonds after 2017. Public water and sewer utilities issued about $45 billion in advance refunding bonds from 2012 to 2016. According to some bond writers’ groups, if advance refunding bonds are repealed, “municipal bond issuers would be challenged to manage interest rate risks and the cost of borrowing for state and local governments would skyrocket,” and would “likely drive many issuers into the swaps and derivatives mar
On Wednesday, the State of New Jersey announced that it will become the first state in the nation to set "maximum contaminant levels" for public drinking water systems for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) for 14 parts per trillion and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) of 13 parts per trillion.
Bursting pipes. Leaks. Public health scares.
America is facing a crisis over its crumbling water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task.
EPA is hosting a webinar November 8, 2017, 1-2 pm EST on the OCCT Evaluation Templates. The webinar will provide detailed walk-through of the templates and how primacy agencies and water systems can use them as a tool for more effectively navigating the OCCT installation steps and associated data gathering, decision-making and documentation activities. Each of the forms will be discussed in detail and will include step-by-step examples illustrating how they can be used by primacy agencies and water systems.
By Matthew Hamilton, Times Union
Albany- Local governments are seeing millions of dollars in revenue flushed away because of water loss, inaccurate meters or improper billing, a new comptroller’s report on municipal water systems shows.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Representatives from Congressman Chris Collins office toured the Village of Perry Water Treatment Plant and discussed both issues facing the water and wastewater industry as well as local issues, with representatives of the Village of Perry and the New York Rural Water Association.
Grants Protect Water Quality, Increase Storm Resiliency, and Improve Hudson River Access and Recreation
October is the U.S.