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Citing National Climate Assessment, Drinking Water Suppliers Expect Severe Impacts and Call for Passage of Adaptation Bill

May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014 Adaptation to Cost Communities Billions Washington, D.C. – The Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) by the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program released on May 6 conclusively demonstrates that our climate is changing and already affecting communities, particularly where drought has reduced the availability of water supplies and inundation from sea level rise and storms has...

Municipal Water Leaders, Federal Agencies Collaborate on Climate Change Resilience

April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014 EPA Administrator McCarthy Highlights the Need to Build Resilient Water and Wastewater Systems Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) hosted a Water Resilience Summit this week, as part of Water Week 2014. Following a number of discussions with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

AMWA Statement on Passage of the “Community Fire Safety Act”

December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013 Diane VanDe Hei, Executive Director of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), released the following statement tonight following the U.S. Senate’s passage of S. 3588, the “Community Fire Safety Act”: “Fire hydrants do not normally deliver drinking water, so EPA’s October announcement that hydrants would have to meet the same low-lead requirements as pipes and...

AMWA Praises Fire Hydrant Legislation

November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013 New bill addresses EPA ruling that makes new hydrant inventories obsolete on January 4 Washington, D.C. – The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) today urged Congress to quickly pass bipartisan legislation that will allow communities to continue using their existing inventories of brand-new fire hydrants after January 4 – circumventing a recent EPA ruling that...

Drinking Water Utilities Honored For Excellence

October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013 St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) will honor 11 public drinking water systems with its top utility management awards on October 28 in ceremonies at its 2013 Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. Six systems will receive Platinum Awards for Utility Excellence and five systems will be presented Gold Awards for Exceptional Utility...


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