NACWA Notes $6 B Included in New Bill
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) was pleased to learn that $6 billion was included for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) in draft legislation unveiled by the House Appropriations Committee recently.
“Congress recognizes what we have been saying all along — that the nation’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure is in desperate need of resources to help our communities continue to provide strong environmental and public health protections while ensuring that we remain economically strong,” said NACWA Executive Director Ken Kirk. “While NACWA has identified more than $17 billion in ready-to-go infrastructure projects, the $6 billion is an important step in re-establishing the critical federal, state, and local partnership needed to ensure we can continue to provide vital clean water services.”
NACWA and its partners in the clean water community have argued that the best way to put Americans back to work is through grants that can be used to pay for water and wastewater infrastructure projects that are ready to go.