WWEMA Welcomes New Members Hach and OCV Fluid Solutions

WWEMA is pleased to introduce its newest Full manufacturer members, Hach Company and OCV Fluid Solutions. Hach, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, is a manufacturer of water testing chemicals, kits, and equipment to ensure water quality globally. Hach is headquartered in Colorado and was a former member of WWEMA. OCV Fluid Solutions was created when [...]

House Releases Continuing Resolution

On September 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives released a stopgap spending bill that is meant to prevent a government-wide shutdown of the Federal Government. The legislation, which is known as a Continuing Resolution, would extend funding through December 11, 2020. It would also provide funding for Federal flood insurance and surface transportation for an [...]

EPA Proposes New Financial Capability Assessment for the CWA

On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for the Clean Water Act, which will help communities plan for water infrastructure improvements. This action is designed to support water utilities serving economically disadvantaged communities and aid them in providing vital clean water services that support public [...]

Department of Commerce ETTAC Seeks Nominations for 2020-2022 Charter

The Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) is currently requesting nominations for its 2020-2022 Charter.  A number of WWEMA members have sat on the ETTAC in the past and the last Charter was Chaired by Bill Decker of Aqua-Aerobic Systems and Co-Chaired by George Vorsheim of E-One. This is a great opportunity to [...]

Colorado Publishes Statewide PFAS Sampling Report

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced the results of its project that tested statewide for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS. The report, which provides results from voluntary sampling of 400 water systems, 15 firefighting districts, and 43 streams, found that only four entities tested had water that exceeded the EPA health advisory [...]

WWEMA Annual Meeting Moves to a Virtual Format

WWEMA’s 112th Annual Meeting, which was originally scheduled to take place in Miami Beach, Florida is moving to a virtual format. We will be holding the meeting during the same general timeframe, November 4-6, 2020. You can expect the same components of the in-person meeting as usual plus more! Additional information will be shared as details [...]

President Signs Executive Orders to Extend Pandemic Aid

On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order and three memoranda aimed at providing additional economic relief to the U.S. economy and its citizens who are severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. These documents were issued after talks between the White House and both Congressional chambers failed to reach consensus on another round of [...]