Integrated Planning: Understanding How to Approach “Affordability” and Available Resources
12/04/2013 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern
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Affordability is a key issue among
municipalities trying to build or upgrade their stormwater and wastewater
infrastructure to address overflows, as well as those building or upgrading
drinking water systems.
In some cases, municipalities must meet
compliance schedules under court-approved consent decrees or are required to
make upgrades under a new or updated Clean Water Act permit. EPA, in its final
2012 integrated planning framework for managing wastewater and stormwater,
stated it will allow municipalities to prioritize spending on the basis of
affordability as long as the projects improve water quality and meet Clean
Water Act obligations.
The framework allows municipalities to modify
discharge permits, long-term control plans for combined sewer overflows, and
enforcement orders. EPA has been working on a document that will clarify
factors other than the median household income that can be used as metric of
community affordability to comply with Clean Water Act obligations.
webcast will address this issue and discuss important aspects of how to
approach it in the context of integrated planning. In addition, this webcast
will provide information on resources available to the water sector community
to help in assessments, approaches, and activities necessary or helpful to
completing an integrated plan in your community.
- Erika Powers, Barnes &
- Adrienne Nemura,
Sheely, Utilities Director, Lima, OH
- Robert Raucher,
- Linda Blankenship,
Michael Baker International, WEF Government Affairs Regulatory Subcommittee
- Chris Hornback, NACWA
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