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April 6, 2009
Contractors Association of West Virginia Hosts Governor "We've got a lot of work to do and we're getting ready to do it," Governor Joe Manchin told CAWV members and legislators.  The governor was the keynote speaker at a March 12 legislative reception sponsored by the Contractors Association of West Virginia and WV American Water Company.  Nearly 100 legislators, government officials and CAWV members attended the function, which was covered by the local media.
April 6, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicly released its fourth Drinking Water needs assessment on March 26. The survey identified $334.8 billion in needs for the 20-year period from January 2007 through December 2026.  With $200.8 billion in need over the next 20 years, transmission and distribution projects represent the largest category of need. The other categories, in descending order of need are: treatment, storage, source and "other." 
March 26, 2009
Many American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded construction projects including water treatment facilities, paving , water main and valve replacement are already being advertised on FedBizOpps.Gov the federal government's portal for contracting business opportunities.
March 26, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicly released its fourth Drinking Water needs assessment today. The purpose of the Assessment is to document the 20-year capital investment needs of public water systems that are eligible to receive Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) funding.

March 26, 2009
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently issued a report entitled Liquid Assets: The State of Texas' Water Resources. This comprehensive report evaluates the progress Texas is making in securing water resources for the future and information on the current status of water management strategies. According to the Texas Water Development Board demand for water will increase 27 percent by 2060 and if demand is not met it could cost businesses and workers in the state approximately $9.1 billion per year by 2010 and $98.4 billion per year by 2060.
March 26, 2009
“We’ve got a lot of work to do and we’re getting ready to do it,” Governor Joe Manchin told CAWV members and legislators Thursday.  The governor was the keynote speaker at a March 12 legislative reception sponsored by the Contractors Association of West Virginia and WV American Water Company.  Nearly 100 legislators, governmental officials and CAWV members attended the function held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston.
March 26, 2009
Carolina's AGC and UNC TV create public awareness about North Carolinas water infrastructure with new documentary with the help AGC members and a grant from Penn State Public Broadcasting.
March 26, 2009
Newly elected AGC of America Vice President Kris Young, President and CEO of Miller the Driller located in Des Moines, Iowa was recently interviewed by NPR during the AGC Convention.
March 26, 2009
On March 17-20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a series of public hearings on Crane and Derricks in Construction. Several AGC members provided testimony on March 19, including Art Daniel (AR Daniel Construction Services, Inc.), Mitch White (Manson Construction), Randy Rogers (Williams Brothers Construction) , and Richard Voorhees (Weeks Marine, Inc.).
March 26, 2009
The U.S. EPA released two memorandums in March to the EPA Regional Managers regarding  how the EPA will manage stimulus funds including what types of projects qualify, how new Davis Bacon requirements will impact programs and other administrative issues. This information and more can be accessed on http://www.epa.gov/recovery/. Files can also be directly accessed with the following links:

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