Jacobs will support communities and utilities in a fresh on-call agreement with the US Water Alliance.

Jacobs is striving to enhance water infrastructure for communities throughout the United States through a new on-call agreement with the US Water Alliance.

The Alliance, in its role as a federally-funded Environmental Finance Center, recently designated Jacobs as an approved resource to offer technical assistance in addressing challenges related to drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.

Having transitioned into a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Finance Center in 2023, the Alliance now provides technical assistance to communities of all sizes, helping them access federal funds, including the over $50 billion in national water infrastructure investments enabled by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Joseph Danyluk, Director of Jacobs OneWater, emphasizes the critical juncture of U.S. infrastructure and the opportunity presented by new federal funding sources from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

These resources allow for the transformation of water infrastructure nationwide in alignment with OneWater principles. The US Water Alliance plays a key role in ensuring all communities can access these federal funds to implement much-needed improvements to existing water infrastructure and create lasting value for ratepayers and the environment.

Jacobs is authorized to provide on-call technical assistance directly to the Alliance as it supports medium- to large-sized communities across the country.

This technical assistance may encompass planning and assessments, project development, program management, and support with funding, financing, and grants management. Aligned with OneWater values, efforts will concentrate on strengthening partnerships and engaging stakeholders.

Joseph will act as the team lead and project principal on the on-call contract, facilitating the seamless provision of the appropriate technical resources—whether project/program managers, engineers, technologists, financial experts, planners, or other support team members—regardless of project location.

“Part of Jacobs’ OneWater approach is integrating the unique skills and experiences of our integrated, multi-disciplinary teams,” explains Joseph. “In supporting the US Water Alliance with this important program, we can tap into our bench of 9,000 water professionals, strategic consultants, and government relations experts, regardless of location, to help utilities and communities address their unique water management challenges.”

As a purpose-driven company, Jacobs is dedicated to reshaping tomorrow with solutions that address water scarcity and biodiversity loss; embedding long-term resilience into critical infrastructure assets; and enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

This partnership with the US Water Alliance not only aligns with Jacobs’ purpose but also supports several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Source :Jacobs

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.