• Biden Administration Releases Plan for Removing Country’s Lead Pipes

    On December 16, the Biden Administration released a new plan for removing lead pipes across the U.S. via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This plan — a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation on Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) — includes the goal to remove all lead service lines by the end of President Biden’s first term.

  • U.S. House Passes Infrastructure Package, Water Boosted in Budget Reconciliation

    On Friday, November 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684). This bill will provide nearly $1.2 trillion in funding for the nation’s infrastructure. Approximately, $550 billion of the total is new funding to be spent during the next five years, and almost $51 billion is allocated to drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure funding.

  • U.S. Senate Nears Final Vote To Pass Major Infrastructure Package

    On Sunday, August 8, by a vote of 68 to 29, the U.S. Senate cleared a final procedural hurdle to pass the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which will provide nearly $1.2 trillion in funding for the nation’s infrastructure. Approximately, $550 billion of the total is new funding to be spent over the next five years. Sunday’s vote sets in motion the final vote to pass the bill late Monday night or Tuesday morning.

  • House Introduces $50B Bill for Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure

    On March 16, House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation that would authorize $50 billion in direct infrastructure investment over five years in an effort to address America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and local water quality challenges.

  • New EPA Administrator Michael Regan Sworn In

    Former North Caroline environmental chief Michael Regan was sworn in as the 16th U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator in a ceremony on March 11, following Senate confirmation on March 10.

  • WEF Sends Letter to Biden Administration

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) on February 8 sent a letter to the Joseph Biden administration expressing wishes to work with the administration to advance policies and programs that protect America’s water resources.