Funding the "Forgotten Infrastructure"
FY14 is a critical year for creating dedicated funding sources for water and wastewater infrastructures. Senator James Eldridge and Representative Carolyn Dykema, Co-Chairs of the Water Infrastructure Finance Committee, also joined the AB on its tour of Boston Harbor, where they talked about new legislation that would create a dedicated long-term funding stream. See their presentation below.
|Funding the Forgotten Infrastructure|
In addition, the Advisory Board has been working with the Collins Center at UMass Boston to develop a report on the importance/significance of a working water/wastewater infrastructure on the local economy. Our report will be released in early fall.
September will be a key month for infrastructure financing. The Environmental Bond Bill hearing is tentatively scheduled for September 18 and the Joint Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources has tentatively scheduled September 26 to hear infrastructure related bills.
Gov. Dukakis, Rep. Dykema, Sen. Eldridge, Judge Stearns, MWRA Executive Director Fred Laskey.
Annual Water & Sewer Retail Rate Survey
Since 1988, the Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey has provided a comparative perspective on local and national water and sewer rates. Your continued feedback allows the AB to share your community's rate information with a broad group of interested parties who contact our office or visit our website to obtain this report.
The 2013 Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey Questionnaire will provide important information to help make the AB's document a success. Please email your completed survey to [email protected] by September 30, 2013.
FY14 Executive Committee
If you are a member of the Advisory Board and would like to be considered to serve as a member of the Executive Committee, please contact Joseph Favaloro, Executive Director of the AB, at [email protected] or by phone at 617-788-2051 by September 12, 2013.
Nominations and election will occur at the September 20th AB meeting in Wellesley, where we will be joined by the Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) and the Wastewater Advisory Committee (WAC) as we lay out our goals and objectives for FY14.