EPA Retains Utility-Opposed Measures In Updated Water Finance Guidance

February 1, 2023
EPA has updated guidance for calculating a community’s ability to pay for Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements and comply with enforcement deadlines, retaining measures that environmentalists have endorsed, such as speedier compliance schedules, but which water utilities have said could increase negative impacts on low-income households. The Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) guidance , released Feb. 1, finalizes guidance the Biden administration proposed last year and establishes a revised framework for calculating a community’s financial capability when negotiating implementation schedules for...

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