Date: July 30, 2020
The WateReuse community mourns the loss of Dr. Bahman Sheikh who passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home...
Date: February 10, 2020
On February 10, 2020, the President released his FY 2021 budget request, in which he outlines the Administration’s funding priorities and specific funding requests for the year. Congressional appropriators will look at the budget request alongside requests from stakeholders and Members of Congress when developing appropriations legislation for FY 2021.
Unfortunately, the Administration is once again asking Congress to make deep cuts to critical water recycling investments, including the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, the Desalination and Water Purification Program, the Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs, and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program. These proposed cuts are extremely shortsighted and would severely undermine efforts to renew America’s infrastructure and build community resilience through greater water recycling.
Fortunately, this is only the first step in the FY 2021 funding process. The WateReuse Association looks forward to working with Congress to ensure robust investments in these critical programs in this year’s appropriations legislation. For a more detailed accounting of the Presidents FY 2021 budget request, see below.
|FY18 Enacted||FY19 Enacted||FY19 Supplemental Disaster Funding||FY20 Enacted||Trump FY21 Budget Request|
|Sec. 2005 of AWIA – Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Program||N/A||N/A||$0||$3,000,000||$2,000,000|
|Sec. 2007 of AWIA – Innovative Water Technology Grant Program||N/A||N/A||$0||$1,000,000||$0|
|Sec. 2013 of AWIA – Community Water System Risk and Resilience Program||N/A||N/A||$0||$0||$0|
|Sewer overflow and stormwater reuse municipal grants||$0||$0||$0||$28,000,000||$61,450,000|
|National Priorities Research Program||$4,100,000||$5,000,000||$0||$6,000,000||$0|
|Title XVI total||$54,406,000||$58,617,000||$0||$63,616,000||$3,000,000|
|Desalination and Water Purification Program||$17,803,000||$19,803,000||$0||$20,000,000||$2,900,000|
|Aquifer Storage and Recovery||N/A||N/A||$0||$10,000,000||$0|
Date: July 21, 2020
The U.S. EPA re-committed to prioritizing water reuse and recycling projects in the fourth round of Water Infrastructure Finance and...
Date: July 20, 2020
On Monday, July 13, the House Appropriations Committee debated and passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, and in doing...
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