U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (2021)

This policy brief is for U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Corporate Subscription clients. Program New or Existing Enabling Statue or Agency Purview 2022-2026 Authorization (USD) Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities Existing Safe Drinking Water Act $510M  Research Investigations, Training, Information Existing Clean Water Act $375M Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants Existing Clean… Continue reading U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (2021)

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

This policy brief is for U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Corporate Subscription clients. Overview The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was established to regulate public drinking water supply and improve public health through National Primary Drinking Water Regulations which create Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) and treatment techniques for specific water contaminants. The SDWA also provides… Continue reading Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Fair Market Value

This policy brief is for U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Corporate Subscription clients. Overview Fair Market Value (FMV) Legislation has been adopted by 12 U.S. states. FMV policies are proposed to enable sellers (i.e., municipalities) of water infrastructure assets to divest assets at higher prices, backed by third-party appraisals, rather than depreciated asset values. At… Continue reading Fair Market Value

USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

This policy brief is for U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Corporate Subscription clients. Overview The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development provides low-interest, long-term loans and grants to fund water and wastewater related projects in rural communities. In 2021, this program funded 112 projects, providing a total of US$280,465,042 in loans and US$84,379,876 in… Continue reading USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

State Revolving Funds

This policy brief is for U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Corporate Subscription clients. Overview State Revolving Funds provide low interest loans to pubic and private entities for eligible projects improving drinking water and clean water infrastrucuture across the U.S. The federal government provides capitalization grants to the programs which are administered at the state level.… Continue reading State Revolving Funds

Waters of the United States (WOTUS)

This policy brief is for U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Corporate Subscription clients. Overview “Water of the United States” (WOTUS) is a term that is used to describe the scope of federal jurisdiction for water quality regulations. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of the Army define what qualifies as “water of… Continue reading Waters of the United States (WOTUS)

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

This policy brief is for U.S. & Canada Municipal Water Corporate Subscription clients. Overview The Water Resources Development Acts (WRDA) are omnibus appropriation and authorization bills, traditionally passed every two years, to authorize the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for activities related to navigation, flood control, and water infrastructure. The WRDA also provides… Continue reading Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)