Date: May 06, 2021
By Jon Freedman The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Risks Report for 2021, and climate-related matters ranked high...
Date: September 26, 2017
The Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3387) cleared a significant hurdle in the House of Representatives this week with a favorable analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
The legislation, sponsored by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), would authorize the appropriation of about $9 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), a state-federal partnership that provides grants to public water systems, as well as to state, local, and tribal governments, for drinking water infrastructure projects.
The legislation would also require that DWSRF applicants comply with prevailing wage and Buy American requirements as required by applicants to the Clean Water SRF program. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3387 would cost about $6 billion over the next five years and an additional $3 billion after 2022, assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts.
The legislation supports a key policy goal of the WateReuse Association, which is to significantly increase federal support for the DWSRF. It is unclear when the full House will consider the legislation, though should an infrastructure package move forward, this proposal will likely be incorporated. No similar legislation is yet being considered in the Senate. Members are encouraged to reach out to their representatives in support of its passage.
Date: April 29, 2021
Today, the United States Senate voted to adopt S. 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which...
Date: April 28, 2021
On Thursday, April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and WateReuse Association will host a free webinar to celebrate...
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