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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...

Report Finds Proposed Changes to Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds Would Significantly Increase Costs to Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities

July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013 WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of the Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) released a report today examining the vital role of tax-exempt municipal bonds in funding drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The report, The Impacts of Altering Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Financing on Public Drinking Water &...

AMWA Statement on Senate Passage of WIFIA Legislation

May 15, 2013

May15, 2013 Diane VanDe Hei, Executive Director of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), released the following statement today following the U.S. Senate’s passage of S. 601, which included a “Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act” (WIFIA)” pilot program: “Today’s Senate vote in favor of WIFIA represents a significant victory for communities across the country facing...

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