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Eight Water Trends To Watch For in 2018

Eight Water Trends To Watch For in 2018

With the goal of keeping you informed about industry changes, WASDA is sharing these eight trends expected to take off in the water and sewer industry throughout 2018. This year is shaping up to have major growth for all sectors of the industry.

According to WaterWorld’s article: “Heading into the new year, a multitude of questions about the outlook for the water sector remain. On the one hand, the

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Legislation on Water Infrastructure

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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Update

The House of Representatives is currently debating a bipartisan bill to increase funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). This bill would raise the WIFIA Program’s funding to $90 million per water infrastructure project.

Currently, the WIFIA Program has invested $5.1 billion in water infrastructure projects across the US.

These projects include Baltimore’s plan to bring its water up to government standards by upgrading its wastewater,

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WASDA Welcomes

WASDA Welcomes New Members

Give a warm WASDA Welcome to our newest Associate Members! Get to know them at the upcoming Annual Meeting in February.

General Foundries, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in North Brunswick, New Jersey and supplies construction and utility castings to the Tri-State, New England and Midwest markets. They also have two distribution centers in Norfolk, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia to stock and supply castings for Southern

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Featured Water Articles

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Water Crisis Hits Michigan Suburb

According to Brian Steglitz, head of Ann Arbor ‘s Water Treatment Department, Michigan has been taking its water and sewer systems for granted.

A massive water main broke in Oakland County, making tap water susceptible to bacteria and E. coli. A mandate to boil water was immediately put in place for more than 300,000 residents.

Due to the widespread contamination, schools and businesses closed down, hospitals canceled surgeries, and civilians drove miles away to buy bottled water.

Aging infrastructure incidents like this one have become more frequent and dangerous across the state. Water officials led by Gov. Rick Snyder uncovered the following startling facts about the state’s water quality:

5.7 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage flows Michigan waterways annually
64 rivers that drain the vast majority of land in the Lower Peninsula (84 percent) tested positive for human sewage
1 in 10 of the state’ s 1.3 million septic tanks are experiencing operational problems

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Events

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2018 WASDA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting brings together owner and executive level individuals from the waterworks industry to build and maintain key business relationships.  Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or new to the industry, this is a can’t miss event for anyone involved in waterworks.

View the event page and register here.
2018 WASDA Annual Meeting
February 25-28, 2018
La Quinta Resort & Club
Palm Springs,

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