APWA Supports Water Resiliency Legislation in Senate
On October 17, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced S. 2636, the Clean Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Act of 2019. This legislation builds upon a program established by Congress last year to ensure that our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure is able to withstand the variety of threats posed by extreme weather.
Under S. 2636, drinking water and wastewater systems will be encouraged to utilize innovative infrastructure approaches that will serve as models for other communities struggling with similar challenges related to natural hazards. In sum, the legislation will urge communities across the country to build resilience into their infrastructure today, while helping ensure uninterrupted water and wastewater service for decades to come.
You can read the letter of support here.