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Bipartisan Clean Water Bill Introduced in US House

from “This Week in Washington” (Water Environment Federation) Bipartisan Clean Water Bill Introduced in House Also during Infrastructure Week 2017, H.R. 2510, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2017, was introduced by Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Vice Chair of the House Committee on […]

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Bipartisan Water Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

from “This Week In Washington” (Water Environment Federation) Bipartisan Water Bill Introduced in Senate During Infrastructure Week 2017, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.), both senior members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), introduced bipartisan legislation to bring affordable relief to America’s crumbling water infrastructure systems. The bill, S. […]

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U.S. House Hearing Focuses on Integrated Planning

from “This Week In Washington” (Water Environment Federation) House Hearing Focuses on Integrated Planning On Thursday, May 19, the Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing examining the EPA’s implementation of the integrated planning policy, and looked at ways to help EPA, states, and municipalities in developing […]

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UPDATED – Job Opening – Town of Avon, DPW Water Division Technician

JOB POSTING   (Updated 4/27/2017) Water Division  Technician Town of Avon, Massachusetts   The Town of Avon seeks an energetic DPW Water Division Technician. Responsible for assisting in the operation, repair and maintenance of the water treatment and distribution system, and other public works duties as assigned. Opportunities for broad water system experience and advancement.    […]

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Budget Cuts and Shifts for the US Dept. of Labor, Incl. OSHA

taken from Paintsquare.com, story by Eric J. Conn: The Trump Administration submitted a blueprint budget for 2018 to Congress proposing $2.5 billion in cuts to the U.S. Department of Labor’s operating budget. The president’s proposed budget expressly calls for reduced funding for grant programs, job training programs for seniors and disadvantaged youth, and support for […]

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Job Opening – Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator , Medfield MA

Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator, Medfield, Massachusetts The Town of Medfield, MA is seeking applicants for the position of WWTP Chief Operator. The position works under the general direction of the Public Works Director, and performs managerial functions for the WWTP and pumping station operations. The position guides the wastewater systems operations and contract activities. Experience […]

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EPA Funding Cuts Looming

The budget proposal put forth last week by the Trump administration would impact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency significantly, if passed. The EPA’s new budget for fiscal year 2018 (beginning October, 2017) would be reduced by $2.6 billion. This would include a 31 percent cut in discretionary spending, and the elimination of 3,200 positions within […]

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MA Water Resources Commission Approves Increased Buffer in Water Demand Projections for the Cape & Islands

3a-Memo_to_WRC_on_WNF_buffer_revision_01-31-17 At their March 9, 2017 meeting, the MA Water Resources Commission approved an increase in the buffer added to their water demand projections for municipal suppliers, from 5 percent to 10 percent, for Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard water suppliers. This includes water suppliers in Bourne, north of the Cape Cod Canal.  The suppliers […]

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