APWA Issues Letter on Integrated Planning Legislation


Last week, the American Public Works Association (APWA), along with several other municipal and clean water associations, issued a letter to Members of Congress asking them to cosponsor the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act. This new legislation will codify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Integrated Planning Framework (IP Framework) and provide the flexibility to help local governments and clean water utilities spend their limited financial resources in a targeted manner that achieves the most effective water quality improvements.
 
APWA was joined on the letter by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC). APWA has been active in promoting integrated planning as a tool to help communities across the country deal with costs incurred in complying with the Clean Water Act (CWA). APWA Board Member Bill Spearman testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on the issue in May of 2017.
 
If you have questions about integrated planning or other water issues, please contact Sean Garcia in our DC office at sgarcia@apwa.net.