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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act

$1 Billion in Credit Assistance Now Available from EPA’s New Water Infrastructure Program

On January 10, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act...more

The Cost of Water is Rising – Financing Tools and Strategies to Help Communities Pay

by Butler Snow LLP on

Across America, the cost of water is rising. Getting clean drinking water is not as easy as turning on the faucet. Not only is access to safe water a growing issue across America — it is an expensive one too. Local elected...more

Water Resources Legislation Could Lead to Increase of U.S. Water P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The statute begins to address ways to fund the billions of dollars necessary to update the country’s drinking water...more

Congress Passes Water Resources Bill Encouraging Public-Private Partnerships for Water Supply and Treatment Construction Projects

Water infrastructure projects across the nation may soon have access to innovative financing programs and increased public-private partnership (P3) opportunities. House Bill 3080 (2013) or the Water Resources Reform and...more

Infrastructure Alert - November 6, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

On October 23, the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 by a vote of 417-3. The near-unanimous vote on a bill with significant authorizations is notable considering the recent...more

REGULATORY: International Trade: Senate includes Buy American requirement in Water Resources Development Act of 2013

by King & Spalding on

The United States Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 by an overwhelming 83-14 margin on May 15, 2013. The legislation included an amendment sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown...more

U.S. Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Hoping to address billions of dollars of necessary water infrastructure maintenance and improvements, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on May 15, 2013....more

Senate Includes Buy American Requirement in Water Resources Development Act of 2013: Provision Would Mandate Use of American Iron,...

by King & Spalding on

The United States Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 by an overwhelming 83-14 margin on May 15, 2013. The legislation included an amendment sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown...more

Water Infrastructure Loan Program Reintroduced in Congress

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 25, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) reintroduced legislation authorizing federal water infrastructure projects and creating a federal loan program modeled after the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and...more

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