WWEMA News2017-12-06T18:12:01+00:00


President Trump Expands “Buy American” Requirements

On January 31, 2019 President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) On Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects. This EO strengthens and expands “Buy American” requirements that are a condition of many Federally-funded infrastructure projects, such as sewer lines, roads and bridges, and broadband internet. The EO’s scope is broad and the financial impact likely [...]

EPA Announces Change in Enforcement Priorities

In a February 8, 2019 Federal Register notice (84 FR 2848), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will be collecting public comments on the National Compliance Initiatives (NCIs) for 2020-2023. The goal of NCIs is to allow the Agency to focus enforcement and compliance resources on the most serious environmental threats and violations by [...]

Senators Send Letter to EPA Urging PFAS Limits   

On February 1, 2019, a group of 20 U.S. Senators sent Andrew Wheeler, the Acting EPA Administrator, a letter urging U.S. EPA to set standards for two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) substances. Specifically they are advocating for drinking water standards for Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The letter is in response to media [...]

WWEMA Sends Joint Letter Urging Congress to Fund Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure

On January 28, 2019, WWEMA, as a member of the Clean Water Council (CWC), along with approximately 22 other Associations representing infrastructure materials companies and engineering-related professionals sent a joint letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate leadership and related Infrastructure and Transportation Committees. The letter highlighted the significant needs in the nation’s [...]

States Move Forward with PFAS Regulations

Both Massachusetts and Vermont indicate they will take steps to regulate Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water by establishing drinking water standards. Such regulation is in response to a petition from several environmental groups requesting regulation of these substances. Specifically, in December of 2018, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed petitions with five New [...]

Registration for WWEMA 46th Washington Forum Now Open

Registration is now open for WWEMA's 46th Washington Forum April 3-5, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC. This is WWEMA's annual legislative, regulatory, and policy meeting that directly connects our members and invited guests to leaders in the water industry and government including Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, [...]

WWEMA Hires Business Operations Manager

Please join WWEMA in welcoming Susi Vetter Ricker to the WWEMA staff. Susi will serve as WWEMA's Business Operations Manager. Prior to joining WWEMA, Susi owned her own project management consulting company. Recently employed in the IT subscription payment industry, she worked with rapidly changing technology, while maintaining operations and project management functions. She has led [...]

WWEMA Names New Board Members for 2019

At our 110th Annual Meeting, held on November 7-9, in Manalapan (West Palm Beach), Florida, WWEMA elected new officers and directors. The 2019 WWEMA Executive Committee comprises: Chairman John Dyson, Product Channel Manager-AquaPrime, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. (Loves Park, IL) Chairman-Elect Michael Dimitriou, President, WRT LLC (Arvada, CO) Vice-Chairman John Collins, Chief Executive Officer, JCM Industries, Inc. [...]