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Water & Wastewater Market Monthly Roundup, February 2020

By FirmoGraphs Staff

Here comes our Water / Wastewater Market Monthly Roundup for the month of February. Our blog features top news, drivers and important upcoming meetings and conferences related to the water and wastewater industry. Enjoy!

Industry Drivers

Drivers

Driver: New Stricter Standard Established for PFOA and PFOS, in California

Feb. 6, the state of California lowered the acceptable levels for two PFAS toxins in drinking water (10 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and 40 ppt for PFOS) under AB 756: California’s Regulatory Response to PFAS.  Previously, the RL was 70 ppt for the total concentration of the two contaminants combined. This action triggered the closure of wells all over California. Orange County, the most affected area, expects a third of the 200 groundwater wells in its service area shut down by year’s end because of the presence of toxic PFAS. Nine of those wells have already been closed.

Driver: H.R. 535 - PFAS House of Representatives Legislation

At the end of 2019, the Department of Defense’s authorization bill (the National Defense Authorization Act or “NDAA”) and government-wide appropriations bills were passed by Congress and signed into law by the president. These bills included important PFAS-related provisions.

The House of Representatives was of the opinion that the 2019 legislation did not go far enough to address PFAS issues. Hence, they passed the H.R. 535, omnibus-PFAS legislation, in January 2020. This is an ongoing matter.  

For additional information see: http://ow.ly/3G3p50ylDUb

Driver: H.R. 4031 - An Act to Amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and for other purposes

This legislation adopted by the House of Representatives, authorizes funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at levels escalating to $475 million annually in 2026.

For additional information see:  http://ow.ly/eess50yngUd

Driver: The Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR)

Jan. 23, The Navigable Waters Protection Rule was finalized by EPA and the Army to define “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). This new definition of WOTUS includes four simple categories of jurisdictional waters. It also provides clear exclusions for many water features that have not been regulated, and defines previously undefined terms in the regulatory text. The final rule fulfills Executive Order 13788.

The NWPR details how the Clean Water Act (CWA) will be enforced, including which waters receive federal protections under the act. 

For additional information see:  http://ow.ly/QzoY50ynhDq

Notable M&A Jan. 2020

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As per FirmoGraphs’ records, there was one notable M&A transaction in the US Water & Wastewater Industry, in the month of January 2020.

  • Jan. 6, 2020, Expedition Water Solutions Colorado LLC announced its acquisition of water infrastructure assets from an undisclosed seller. The transaction included two saltwater disposal facilities which collectively offer more than 25,000 Bbls/day of permitted capacity in the core Wattenberg area of the DJ Basin.

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Meetings in February & March, 2020

  • WEF/AWWA the Utility Management Conference, Feb. 25 to Feb. 28, 2020, Orange County, Anaheim, California http://ow.ly/Oo5J50ylO7Y
  • WateReuse California Annual Conference - 2020, Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2020, San Francisco, California http://ow.ly/b0qA30qhwPD
  • South Carolina Environmental Conference - 2020, Mar. 15 to Mar. 18, 2020, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina http://ow.ly/y7iS30qhwTM
  • Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition - 2020, Mar. 16 to Mar. 20, 2020, Phoenix, Arizona http://ow.ly/LTDh50ylO9i 
  • The Illinois Section American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Expo - 2020, Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2020, Springfield, Illinois http://ow.ly/4fdM50ylOc4
  • WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference - 2020, Mar. 31 to Apr. 3, 2020, Minneapolis, Minnesota http://ow.ly/UvRp50ylOil

Early Bird Registration Deadlines

  • Event: Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/LTDh50ylO9i 
  • Dates: Mar. 16 to Mar. 20, 2020
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Date Early Registration: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Event: The Illinois Section American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Expo - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/4fdM50ylOc4
  • Dates: Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2020
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois
  • Date Early Registration: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Event: WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/UvRp50ylOil
  • Dates: Mar. 31 to Apr. 3, 2020
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date Early Registration: Feb. 21, 2020
  • Event: AWWA New York Water Event - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/7fM430qhxhy
  • Dates: Apr. 14 to  Apr. 16, 2020
  • Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Date Early Registration: Feb. 21, 2020
  • Event: The Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/Uja330qhxiz
  • Dates: Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2020
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Date Early Registration: Feb. 24, 2020
  • Event: IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/o2Uo30qhxmG
  • Dates: June 1 to June 5, 2020
  • Location: Reno, Nevada
  • Date Early Registration: Feb. 28, 2020
  • Event: AWWA NJ Annual Conference - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/XdDf50ylOaP
  • Dates: Mar. 17 to Mar. 20, 2020
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 1, 2020
  • Event: Geospatial Water Technology Conference - 2020
  • URL:http://ow.ly/l8XI30qhxsI
  • Dates: Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2020
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 2, 2020
  • Event: PA-AWWA Annual Conference - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/kRgn30qhxtO
  • Dates: May 3 to May 6, 2020
  • Location: State College, Pennsylvania
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 2, 2020
  • Event: BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/bIKk30qhxuC
  • Dates: Apr 26 to Apr 28, 2020
  • Location: Penticton, British Columbia
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 5, 2020
  • Event: NEWWA Spring Conference - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/8N3e30qhxv3
  • Dates: Apr 1 to Apr 2, 2020
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 13, 2020
  • Event: CSAWWA Mid-Atlantic Utility Conference - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/xWsD30qhxvJ
  • Dates: Apr 7 to Apr 8, 2020
  • Location: Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 13, 2020
  • Event: AZ Water Annual Conference - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/k37Z30qhxxG
  • Dates: Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2020
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Date Early Registration: March 13, 2020
  • Event: MO-AWWA-MWEA Joint Annual Meeting - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/fOpd50ylOeJ
  • Dates: Mar. 28 to Apr. 1, 2020
  • Location: Osage Beach, Missouri
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 18, 2020
  • Event: TX AWWA Texas Water - 2020
  • URL: http://ow.ly/9ygh50ylOfQ
  • Dates: Mar. 31 to Apr. 3, 2020
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Date Early Registration: Mar. 23, 2020

Call for Papers Deadlines

  • EventACWWA's Annual Conference - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association, Atlantic Canada Section
  • URL: http://ow.ly/5RZM50ymwDA
  • Dates: Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2020
  • Location:  Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Feb. 21, 2020
  • EventMI-ACE Annual Conference & Exhibits - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association, Michigan Section
  • URL: http://ow.ly/f6MH50ymwIa
  • Dates: Sep 15 - Sep 18, 2020
  • Location:  Port Huron, Michigan
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Feb. 28, 2020
  • EventCTAWWA Local Conference - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association, Connecticut Section
  • URL: http://ow.ly/pQIx50ymwNK
  • Dates: May 20 - May 22, 2020
  • Location:  Lenox, Massachusetts
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Mar. 1, 2020
  • EventAnnual KWEA / KsAWWA Water & Wastewater Conference - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association, Kansas Section
  • URL: http://ow.ly/IQTN50ymwTY
  • Dates: Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2020
  • Location:  Wichita, Kansas
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Mar. 2, 2020
  • EventWaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition - 2020
  • Association:  Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • URL: http://ow.ly/dLvd50ymx6p
  • Dates: Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2020
  • Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Mar. 2, 2020

  • EventAWWA Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association
  • URL: http://ow.ly/8u3K50ymxa7
  • Dates: Nov 2 - Nov 5, 2020
  • Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Mar. 5, 2020
  • EventAWWA Water Quality Technology Conference - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association
  • URL: http://ow.ly/6OB650ymxh0
  • Dates: Nov 15 - Nov 19, 2020
  • Location:  Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Mar. 5, 2020
  • EventOAWWA Conference - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association, Ohio Section
  • URL: http://ow.ly/q08O30qhxCj
  • Dates: Sep 22 - Sep 25, 2020
  • Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Mar. 6, 2020
  • EventIntermountain Section Annual Conference - 2020
  • Association:  American Water Works Association, Intermountain Section
  • URL: http://ow.ly/6I1d50ymxsH
  • Dates: Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2020
  • Location:  St. George, Utah
  • Call for Papers Deadline:  Mar. 13, 2020

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