Our September 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.
Our data team tracks new and updated industry drivers. Here are some recent drivers we have been following this month:
EPA Announces Plans for New Wastewater Regulations, Including First Limits for PFAS, Updated Limits for Nutrients
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Summary: On September 8, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency published Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15, which announces EPA will be initiating three new rulemakings after concluding several studies that were discussed in Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14. The agency has determined that revised effluent limitations guidelines and pretreatment standards are warranted for:
- Organic Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibers category to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges from facilities manufacturing PFAS.
- Metal Finishing category to address PFAS discharges from chromium electroplating facilities.
- Meat and Poultry Products category to address nutrient discharges.
Pallone Comments on Committee Passage of Build Back Better Act
Organization: U.S. House of Representatives
Summary: On September 15, 2021, after the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce passed its provisions of the Build Back Better Act, Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) said they included $30 billion to fully replace lead service pipes that are contaminating drinking water. The full House of Representatives has yet to consider the bill.
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 our business intelligence application.
City and County of Honolulu Allocates $52 Million on Flood Control in 2022-2027 CIP
In July 2021 the city council of Honolulu adopted the 2021-2026 CIP, which details spending on projects in the following categories: General Government, Public Safety, Highways and Streets, Sanitation, Human Service, Culture–Recreation, and Utilities or Other Enterprises
The 2021-2026 CIP totaled $5.12 billion and appropriated $224.08 million for General Government; $246.95 million for Public Safety; $522.57 million for Highways and Streets; $3.14 billion for Sanitation; $55.84 million for Human Services; $483.61 million for Culture-Recreation; and $439.39 million for Utilities or Other Enterprises.
The proposed 2022-2027 CIP totals $4.85 billion, a decrease of 5.29% from the 2021-2026 CIP, and appropriates $267.58 million for General Government; $317.56 million for Public Safety; $538.60 million for Highways and Streets; $2.92 billion for Sanitation; $90.27 million for Human Services; $247.95 million for Culture-Recreation; and $460.95 million for Utilities or Other Enterprises.
Phoenix, Arizona Allocates $1.7 Billion to Water Projects in 2021-2026 CIP
The City Council of Phoenix, Arizona, has adopted the 2021-2026 CIP, which details spending on projects in the following categories: Arts and Cultural Facilities, Aviation, Economic Development, Environmental Programs, Facilities Management, Finance Fire Protection, Historic Preservation & Planning, Housing, Human Services, Information Technology, Libraries, Neighborhood Services, Non-Departmental Capital, Parks, Recreation and Mountain Preserves, Phoenix Convention Center, Police Protection, Public Art Program, Public Transit, Regional Wireless Cooperative, Solid Waste Disposal, Street Transportation and Drainage, Wastewater, and Water.
The 2020-2025 CIP totaled $8.63 billion and allocated $902,000for Arts and Cultural Facilities; $1.34 billion for Aviation; $151.63 million for Economic Development; $1.25 million for Environmental Programs; $97.68 million for Facilities Management; $0 million for Finance; $39.66 for Fire Protection; $14.50 million for Historic Preservation & Planning; $78.19 million for Housing; $600,000 for Human Services; $51.48 million for Information Technology; $13.66 million for Libraries; $10.64 million for Neighborhood Services; $512.9 million for Non-Departmental Capital; $210.93 million for Parks, Recreation & Mountain Preserves; $35.43 million for Phoenix Convention Center; $11.02 million Police Protection; $9.04 million for Public Art Program; $1.97 billion for Public Transit; $31.33 million for Regional Wireless Cooperative; $76.82 million for Solid Waste Disposal; $858.08 million for Street Transportation & Drainage; $1.19billion for Wastewater; $1.79 billion for Water.
The 2021-2026 Capital Program totals $8.25 billion, a decrease of 4.37% from the 2020-2025 CIP, and allocates $902,000for Arts and Cultural Facilities; $1.49 billion for Aviation; $36.63 million for Economic Development; $1.25 million for Environmental Programs; $97.44 million for Facilities Management; $8,000 for Finance; $37.13 million for Fire Protection; $3.65 million for Historic Preservation & Planning; $88.22 million for Housing; $600,000 for Human Services; $58.96 million for Information Technology; $9.44 million for Libraries; $14.06 million for Neighborhood Services; $515.42 for Non-Departmental Capital; $212.70 million for Parks, Recreation & Mountain Preserves; $32.02 million for Phoenix Convention Center; $52.41 million for Police Protection; $12.49 million for Public Art Program; $1.24 Billion for Public Transit; $30.01 million for Regional Wireless Cooperative; $74.95 million for Solid Waste Disposal; $860.37 million for Street Transportation & Drainage; $1.63 billion for Wastewater; $1.74 billion for Water.
What We Are Reading
Here are some recent articles our team has been reading:
- Minnesota metro receives $700M for drinking water, PFAS recovery
- EPA Announces $131 Million WIFIA Loan for PFAS Treatment and Removal Systems in Orange County, California
- EPA Administrator Regan Announces $168 Million in Water Investments, Highlights Benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Organizations have shifted their event strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are tracking these changing meeting plans.
Meetings in October and November 2021
- WEF AWW & AWEA 2021 Annual Conference (Arkansas) - Oct. 10 - Oct. 12, 2021
- NC AWWA-WEA WEFTEC - Nov. 14 - Nov. 17, 2021
- WEFTEC Conference and Exhibition - Oct. 16 - Oct. 20, 2021
- NOWRA Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference - Oct. 17 - Oct. 20, 2021
- CANV-AWWA Annual Fall Conference - Oct. 18 - Oct. 21, 2021
- ASDWA Annual Conference - Oct. 18 - Oct. 21, 2021
- SW-AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition - Oct. 24 - Oct. 26, 2021
- AWWA-IA Annual Conference - Oct. 26 - Oct. 28, 2021
- NGWA Advances in Groundwater Data Management and Conceptual Site Models: Why They Matter to Multigenerational Projects - Oct. 26 - Oct. 27, 2021
- PNS-AWWA Asset and Data Management - Oct. 28, 2021
- WCA-AWWA AWWOA Water Week Conference - Nov. 1 - Nov. 3, 2021
- SC-AWWA Operator Conference - Nov. 1 - Nov. 3, 2021
- Groundwater Week 2021 - Dec. 14 - 16, 2021
- AWWA Opshow - Practical Ideas For Water & Wastewater Operations - Nov. 3 - Nov. 4, 2021
- NE-AWWA Joint Fall Conference - Nov. 3 - Nov. 5, 2021
- WEF Nebraska Joint Fall Conference - Nov. 3 - Nov. 5, 2021
- WWEMA 113th Annual Meeting - Nov. 3 - Nov. 5, 2021
- AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference - Nov. 7 - Nov. 10, 2021
- GAWWA AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference - Nov. 7 - Nov. 10, 2021
- ESWP The International Water Conference - Nov. 7 - Nov. 11, 2021
- NWRA Annual Conference - Nov. 8 - Nov. 10, 2021
- AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference - Nov. 8 - Nov. 10, 2021
- FSAWWA Annual Fall Conference - Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2021
- ACWA Fall Conference & Exhibition - Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2021
Early Birds Registration
- Event: SC-AWWA Operator Conference
Dates: Nov. 1 - Nov. 3, 2021
Deadline for Early Registration: Oct. 15, 2021
- Event: SC-AWWA Confluence Conference
Dates: Dec. 9 - Dec. 20, 2021
Deadline for Early Registration: Oct. 25, 2021
- Event: AWWA North American Water Loss Conference & Exposition
Dates: Dec. 7 - Dec. 9, 2021
Deadline for Early Registration: Dec. 3, 2021
- Event: NGWA Groundwater Week
Dates: Dec. 14 - Dec. 16, 2021
Deadline for Early Registration: Nov. 12, 2021
- Event: ACWA Fall Conference & Exhibition
Dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2021
Deadline for Early Registration: Nov. 19, 2021