WWEMA is pleased to announce the release of a joint paper titled Sustainable Solutions for America’s Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Urgent Funding and Policy Considerations. The document is the culmination of efforts to bring the water sector together to speak as one voice on COVID-19 Relief and Related Funding, Economic Stimulus and Recovery Funding, and Policy Reform to Increase Access, Investment, and Sustainability. Approved by all the major water associations, this represents a significant step forward in our sector articulating our collective needs to Congress, this Administration, and the Presidential election campaigns.
The document represents water sector consensus on a number of critical topics including water and wastewater utility funding support, assistance to low income households, funding for COVID-19 wastewater monitoring, increased funding for the SRFs and WIFIA, investment in water recycling, funding, AWIA technology grant programs, incentives to adopt water technologies by reducing risk, direct funding for adoption of smart water technologies, expanding access to water and financial resources to more communities, and incentives to reduce the number of failing small systems. A copy of the Policy Paper can be found HERE. All WWEMA members are encouraged to read the paper. Please contact WWEMA Executive Director Vanessa Leiby with any comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.