Bipartisan Wastewater Infrastructure Bill Introduced


On March 5, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Don Young (R-AK), and Rep. John Katko (R-NY), introduced H.R. 1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019.
 
This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program at a level of $4 billion per year for five years, a substantial increase over current funding levels. The bill allocates over $3 billion in funding for grants for water pollution and treatment. These grants are directed at municipalities, state water pollution control agencies, and wastewater and stormwater reuse projects.
 
APWA issued a letter of supportfor the legislation, and also signed a letter of support from the Clean Water Council, and another letter of support from water sector stakeholders.
 
You can learn more about H.R. 1497 on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee website.
 
If you have questions about this legislation, please contact APWA Government Affairs Manager Sean Garcia at sgarcia@apwa.net, or (202) 218-6734.