DENVER — EPA will consider a community’s Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance costs under a new framework for using local financial factors to set Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance schedules, according to an American Water Works Association (AWWA) press release.

The Financial Capabilities Assessment (FCA) Framework builds on earlier FCA guidance for combined sewer overflow projects and identifies significant components EPA implements in working with permittees to assess how their financial capability should influence schedules, stated the release.

The release reported that the FCA Framework also helps to clarify flexibilities built into existing guidelines local authorities or governments can utilize in evaluating financial capabilities.

Read the entire release here.