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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

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

Meetings in June and July 2021

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