Date: July 30, 2020
The WateReuse community mourns the loss of Dr. Bahman Sheikh who passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home...
Date: December 17, 2019
On Monday, December 16, the House and Senate released final, agreed-upon legislation to fund the government for the remainder of FY 2020, which ends in September of 2020. We are pleased to report that the legislation contains a number of WateReuse wins, including:
The final funding agreement includes small reductions (relative to FY 2019) to the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program as well as the Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs. At $60 million, the final funding level for WIFIA is higher than the level proposed by the House ($50 million), but lower than the level proposed by the Senate ($70 million). The final agreement includes the Senate’s proposed funding levels for the State Revolving Fund Programs. The House had supported significant funding increases for those programs. For a full breakdown of funding levels, you can download our appropriations chart here.
Congress has been working since March of 2019 to draft and negotiate appropriations legislation for FY 2020; however, because congressional negotiators were unable to come to an agreement before the end of the fiscal year on September 30, they had to instead pass a “continuing resolution” (CR), extending existing funding levels until midnight on December 20. Congress will now move swiftly to pass the legislation and send it to the President’s desk before the December 20 deadline.
Date: July 21, 2020
The U.S. EPA re-committed to prioritizing water reuse and recycling projects in the fourth round of Water Infrastructure Finance and...
Date: July 20, 2020
On Monday, July 13, the House Appropriations Committee debated and passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, and in doing...
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