May 3, 2024

Moving Legislation - SB 525

SB 525 (Senator Dush) amends the Right-to-Know law by providing a process to alleviate authorities and local governments from burdensome vexatious requests that hinder the Right-to-Know request system. On Tuesday, the bill was voted from the Senate State Government Committee and referred to the full Senate.

$8M Awarded to Consumptive Use Mitigation Projects

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) announced funding of more than $8 million to 27 projects which will improve water availability and quality during critical low flow periods. PMAA member grant awardees include:

  • Montgomery Water Authority
  • Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority
  • Borough of Freeland Municipal Authority
  • Kline Township Municipal Authority
  • Northern Cambria Municipal Authority

>>SRBC Consumptive Use Mitigation Program

Federal PFAS Regulation

The PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation was published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2024 and available here (pdf version is available on upper righthand side of the site).

EPA Mid-Atlantic Region Virtual Summit

PMAA is pleased to be a summit partner this year for the EPA Mid-Atlantic Region virtual summit "Empowering Communities for Environmental Equity" on May 16. This is a one-day virtual event geared toward addressing environmental health topics including equity, environmental justice, sustainability, grant opportunities, and more.

For more information, please visit the event website.

Don't forget to register for these upcoming events:

Regional Meetings

  • May 9 - Region 10 at Remo's Catering, Pittsburgh
  • May 16 - Region 2/3 at Wyoming Valley Country Club, Wilkes-Barre
  • May 16 - Region 7 at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette
  • May 23 - Region 6 at The Willow, Johnstown
  • May 30 - Region 4 at Duke's Riverside Bar & Grille, Wormleysburg
  • May 30 - Region 8 at Penn State Behrend, Erie
  • May 30 - Region 9 at Live! Casino and Hotel Pittsburgh, Greensburg

Webinar Series

  • May 8 - Tapping Fees (1 CLE; 1 PDH)
  • May 22 - The Art and Science of Rate Making (1 CLE; 1 PDH)
  • May 29 - Public Water Supply Assistance Program - Saving you Time and Money (Members only)
  • June 26 - How to Recognize and Stop Financial Fraudsters
  • July 10 - Plant Optimization Strategies (1 PDH)
  • July 24 - How to "Bake" a Bond Issue - Have Your Cake and Eat it Too, When You Learn the Recipe for Bond Financing

2024 PMAA Annual Conference and Trade Show, September 15 - 18

Watch your mailboxes for agenda details, special events and more coming at the end of May!

The room reservation block is available now and spaces are filling fast at both the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center and The Hotel Hershey. Secure your overnight rooms now!

Exhibit, advertising and sponsorship opportunities (PDF) are available for PMAA's premier event - the Annual Conference and Trade Show, being held this September in Hershey, PA.