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July 10, 2009
AGC has compiled a chart that contains information about EPA-funded stimulus projects on a state-by-state basis.  To date the EPA has distributed over $5.2 billion dollars to states including $864 million for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  Click here to download a copy of the chart, which includes state intended use plans where available. Additionally, the EPA has recently identified Tribal Clean and Drinking Water Projects totaling $90 million dollars. Tribal Clean Water Projects (PDF)
July 10, 2009
On June 22, AGC submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) written comments for consideration in the interim final regulation on federally-assisted projects. These projects would include building, highway and municipal and utility construction projects funded by the stimulus. 
July 10, 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides significant funding for states to finance high priority infrastructure projects needed to ensure clean water and safe drinking water. The Act also includes "Buy American" provisions that require Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) projects to use domestic iron, steel, and manufactured goods. 
July 2, 2009

 

On June 29, 2009, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report, “Clean Water Infrastructure: A Variety of Issues Need to Be Considered when Designing a Clean Water Trust Fund.”  The long awaited report from the GAO acknowledges that our Nation faces tremendous challenges in replacing and rehabilitating our water infrastructure, with estimated needs between $400 and $600 billion over the next 20 years for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

     
June 26, 2009
On June 6, AGC's Chief Economist Ken Simonson gave a presentation to Washington, D.C.'s  Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) senior management.  WASA provides drinking water and wastewater services to 500,000 customers in the District of Columbia, and 1.6 million customers in Maryland and Virginia. In his presentation, Simonson discussed the outlook for construction markets and highlighted increasing unemployment and material price trends in the construction industry.
June 11, 2009
On June 10, 2009, the House Appropriations Interior & Environment Subcommittee approved it’s FY 2010 bill, which provides funding for the Department of the Interior and other agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This bill delivers on the President’s requested budget of $3.9 billion for EPA’s Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs with an increase of approximately 250% from FY09 appropriations (excluding the $6 billion in ARRA stimulus funding).
June 10, 2009
On Monday June 6, 2009, AGC’s Chief Economist Ken Simonson gave a presentation to senior management including capital planning, design and program management staff at Washington, DC’s  Water and Sewer Authority (WASA).  WASA provides drinking water and wastewater services to 500,000 customers in the District of Columbia, and 1.6 million customers in Maryland and Virginia. In his presentation, Simonson discussed the outlook for construction markets and highlighted increasing unemployment and material price trends in the construction industry.
June 8, 2009
AGC of America applauds Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) for its successful use of the Liquid Assets documentary to highlight state and local needs.  An article about CAWV's successful campaign is included in the March/April edition of West Virginia Construction News. For information about how you can use Liquid Assets to raise awareness in your community visit www.agc.org/liquidassets.
June 3, 2009
EPA is announcing new revised Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) allotments that will be provided to the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages if the President's budget request for Fiscal Year 2010 is enacted.  These allotments reflect the results from EPA's most recent Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, which was released on March 26, 2009. The revised allocation percentages affect DWSRF Program appropriations for the four years from Fiscal Years 2010 through 2013. 

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