May 16, 2024

Chesapeake Bay Update

EPA Administrator Michael Regan has pledged to reestablish the Federal Leadership Committee, enhancing coordination among federal agencies to achieve Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. This renewed commitment promises continued progress and collaborative efforts in preserving the Bay’s ecosystem.

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EPA Announces $41 Million in Grants Available for Stormwater and Sewer Infrastructure Upgrades

The EPA has announced nearly $41 million in funding through the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program to improve stormwater and sewer infrastructure, particularly in disadvantaged communities. This initiative aims to bolster resilience against climate-induced intense rainfall and ensure cleaner waterways by preventing untreated sewage and contaminants from polluting water sources.

The money can be used for sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and combined sewer overflows (CSOs) which are part of the pipeline but need to be addressed at the sewage treatment plant, so sewer, is also part of it. 

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Don't forget to register for these upcoming events:

Regional Meetings

  • 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 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


Forest Hills Municipal Authority; Oliver Township Municipal Authority; West Kittanning Municipal Authority

Associate Members

Steve Crimmel, Solar Renewable Energy, LLC; Joseph Gianvito, KLH Engineers, Inc.; Samuel Gibson, KLH Engineers, Inc.; Kirk Katchen, Computershare Trust Company, N.A.; Eric Lundy, Century Engineering, a Kleinfelder Company; Mark Pryzbylkowski, Edmunds GovTech; Erin Romo, RosTech, Inc.; Tricia Sanders, Water Works Metrology LLC; Melissa Smith, GHD

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.