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On June 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) made available $166.6 million USD in grants to help low-income ratepayers effected by the COVID-19 pandemic pay their drinking water and wastewater utility bills.

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Get the guidance you'll need to prepare for complex upgrades for facilities of all sizes, including how to evaluate engineering proposals, detailed construction and startup requirements and critical information for both water and wastewater facilities. Order your copy of Planning, Design, and Implementation for New and Upgraded Water Resource Recovery Facilities, 2nd edition (MOP 28) today!

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We are excited to announce that WEFTEC will be held in person this October 16 to 20 in Chicago.

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Water sector ‘artists-in-residence’ take unique approaches to public outreach

Download this excerpted article from May 2021 Water Environment & Technology.

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On Thursday, April 29, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan package of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and water reuse infrastructure funding by a vote of 89 to 2.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Water Environment Federation to develop, manage, and provide training for a nationwide network of water utilities, public health agencies, and laboratories participating in wastewater-based disease surveillance.

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This article, originally from Water Environment & Technology, covers the three core tasks to perform effective wastewater-based epidemiology, also known as wastewater surveillance.

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The 2021 Operator Ingenuity contest will celebrate simple and creative solutions to common challenges developed by water and wastewater professionals.

Enter by July 7, 2021

On Wednesday, March 24, the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee passed a bi-partisan package of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and water reuse infrastructure funding program.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The application period is open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition program, which...

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Although some states have set early 2021 expirations for their shutoff moratoriums, questions remain and pressure builds about how bills will be paid during a pandemic in which clean water has taken center stage as a public-health necessity. 

Shutoff Moratoria Affects Utilities, Consumers

Former North Caroline environmental chief Michael Regan was sworn in as the 16th U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

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Looking for the best ways to build resilient systems and prepare for worst-case scenarios? The new edition of Disaster and Emergency Planning for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: Promoting Resilient Infrastructure and Community helps utility managers, operators, consulting engineers, emergency response planners and public officials with plans for a range of emergencies, responses when disaster strikes and recovery options.

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Bipartisan Save Our Seas 2.0 Act authorizes wide range of grants for improving plastics management in stormwater and wastewater systems.

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Based on input from leading stormwater professionals, this report details the results of the WEF Stormwater Institute's national assessment surveys of municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permittees in 2018 and in 2020.

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