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Representative Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.)

Proposal to Remove Tax Restrictions on Private Activity Bonds for Water Projects Passes U.S. House of Representatives

NAWC Continues to Urge the Senate to Quickly Consider H.R. 4849’s Significant Measures for Water Infrastructure Improvement

The National Association of Water Companies applauded the U.S. House of Representatives on March 24, 2010, for passing the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010 (H.R. 4849). This bill will stimulate the economy through a number of important initiatives, including creating greater opportunity for investment in our nation’s aging water infrastructure.

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A New Approach to Protecting Drinking Water and Public Health

In a speech to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to enhance public health protection from contaminants in drinking water.

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CH2M HILL Recognized for Ethical Leadership

For the second consecutive year, CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, has been selected by Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The fourth annual list highlights 100 organizations that lead the way in promoting ethical business standards.

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NAWC Celebrates World Water Day with Chinese Young Leaders

On March 24, a dozen young professionals from China visited the National Association of Water Companies in Washington, D.C., to converse about how the private water industry serves millions of Americans in the United States. Partially funded by the State Department, the group is part of the Water Here and There International Fellows program backed by the Association for International Practical Training (AIPT), which provides an international exchange for professionals looking to enhance international research partnerships and global project management skills.

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N.H. Supreme Court Affirms NHPUC Decision Regarding Eminent Domain

Pennichuck Corporation announced that the New Hampshire Supreme Court (the “Court”) has issued its decision on the appeals by Pennichuck and the City of Nashua, New Hampshire of the July 2008 ruling of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (the “NHPUC”) regarding the eminent domain dispute between Pennichuck (the “Company”) and Nashua. The Court unanimously affirmed the NHPUC’s ruling in its entirety.

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