WIFIA Deadline Extended

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31, 2018. “By extending the deadline to apply for a WIFIA loan, even more entities will be able to bring critical water infrastructure improvements to their … Read moreWIFIA Deadline Extended

WIFIA Legislation Would Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation in late January to reauthorize the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The bill would help stimulate investment in water infrastructure, such as flood control, stormwater management, and wastewater treatment by supplementing Federal funding with long-term, low-cost loans and loan guarantees. Similar legislation has … Read moreWIFIA Legislation Would Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

USEPA Creates Water Finance Clearinghouse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched a Water Finance Clearinghouse that allows users to search a database with more than $10 billion in water funding sources.  The database also includes more than 600 resources to support local water infrastructure projects, including regularly updated finance information. The Water Finance Clearinghouse can be searched by infrastructure … Read moreUSEPA Creates Water Finance Clearinghouse

Economic Conditions Favorable for Replacing Underground Infrastructure

It appears 2017 will be a good year to construct or replace underground infrastructure.  Thanks to relatively favorable interest rates, infrastructure projects are more affordable right now.  “The interest rates in Federal and State funding programs such as the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRF/CWSRF) and USDA Rural Development funding are at … Read moreEconomic Conditions Favorable for Replacing Underground Infrastructure

$1.5 Billion Available for WIFIA Loans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received an additional $8 million for credit subsidy in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.  President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on May 5, 2017. The additional funding, combined with the $17 million appropriated for credit subsidy at the … Read more$1.5 Billion Available for WIFIA Loans

Non-Revenue Water: Considerations and 2016 Benchmarking Data

No water system is perfect. Somewhere between entry to the distribution system and registry at customer meters, water loss will occur. Some of it is essential for standard operation of the system, as in the case of hydrant flushing. Also expected and allowed is water consumed for firefighting purposes and other City functions such as … Read moreNon-Revenue Water: Considerations and 2016 Benchmarking Data