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Water & Wastewater Market Recap, August 2021

By FirmoGraphs Staff
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Our August 2021 Water and Wastewater Market Recap is a snapshot of water industry insights. We share industry drivers, notable projects, recent mergers and acquisitions, interesting reads, and updates on upcoming meetings and conferences.

Industry Drivers

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Our data team tracks new and updated industry drivers. Here are some recent drivers we have been following this month:

National Wastewater Surveillance System

Status: Effective

Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Summary: The CDC and HHS in collaboration with other federal agencies launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data generated  by the system will help public health officials better understand the prevalence of the  virus that causes COVID-19 in communities. caused by the virus. The NWSS is meant to complement, not replace, existing COVID-19 surveillance systems by providing efficient pooled community samples, data for communities where timely COVID-19 clinical testing is underutilized or unavailable, and data at the sub-county level.

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PFAS Reduction Act Became Effective in Illinois

Status: Effective

Organization: Illinois  State Legislature

Summary: On August 6, the PFAS Reduction Act became effective. Passed by the Illinois legislature on May 27, 2021, the act states that a person, local government, fire department, or state agency may not discharge or otherwise use for training or testing purposes a class B firefighting foam containing intentionally added PFAS. The act s imposes a civil penalty of $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each following violation.

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Notable Capital Improvement Programs


Here are some recent, notable Capital Improvement Programs (CIPs). FirmoGraphs has deconstructed the CIPs into data elements, along with available project descriptions. Please feel free to request a meeting and review the data live in the BI.

Greensboro, North Carolina 2021-2030 Capital Improvements Program Total Up 20% from 2020-2029 CIP Total

In July 2020 the city council of Greensboro, North Carolina, adopted the 2021-2030 CIP, which details spending on projects in the following categories:  Neighborhood Development, Parks and Recreation, Engineering and Inspections, Field Operations, Planning, Transportation, Water Resources, and Fire.

The 2020-2029 Capital Program totaled $1.26 billion and appropriated  $18 million  for Neighborhood Development; $177 million for Parks and Recreation; $14 million for Engineering and Inspections; $75 million for Field Operations; $14 million for Planning; $303 million for Transportation; $620 million for Water Resources; and $34 million for Fire. 

The 2021-2030- CIP totals $1.51 billion, an increase of 20% from the 2020-2029 CIP, and appropriates $19 million to  Neighborhood Development; $269 million to Parks and Recreation;, $13 million to Engineering and Inspections;  $120 million to Field Operations; $13 million to Planning and Community Development; $385 million to Transportation; $658 million to Water Resources; and $34 million to Fire.


Source: https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/home/showpublisheddocument?id=46422 


San Diego Allocates $1.22 Billion to Storm Water Projects in 2021-2025 Capital Improvements Program

In the year 2020, Palm Beach County released its 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan containing the  following categories of appropriation:  Facilities Development and Operations; Five Year Road Program; Water Utilities Department; Department of Airports;Engineering and Public Works;Parks and Recreation; Fire Rescue; Environmental Resources Management; Information Systems Services; Building Division; Non-Department and County Library.

The FY 2020-2024 proposed Capital Program totaled $1.3 billion with appropriations going to the Business Areas of Facilities Development and Operations ($349 million); Five Year Road Program ($231 million); Water Utilities Department ($212 million); Department of Airports ($142 million); Engineering and Public Works ($122 million); Parks and Recreation ($139 million); Fire Rescue ($51 million); Environmental Resources Management ($38 million); Information Systems Services ($21 million); Building Division ($47 million); Non-Department ($7 million) and County Library ($1.8 million).

This year’s CIP totals $1.5 billion, which is an increase of 13.07%. It appropriates money as follows: The Business Area of Palm Beach County Facilities Development and Operations gets $484 million; the Five Year Road Program gets $231 million; the Water Utilities Department gets $222 million; the Department of Airports gets $169 million; Engineering and Public Works gets $169 million; Parks and Recreation gets $154 million; and Information Systems Services gets $29 million. 


Source: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/fy21ab_full.pdf

What We Are Reading

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Here are some recent articles our team has been reading:

Meeting Planner

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Organizations have shifted their event strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are tracking these changing meeting plans. 

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