President Signs Integrated Planning Legislation

Americas_Water_Infrastructure_ActPresident Trump signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R 7279) on January 14, officially making it part of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  

The bill, which includes codification of integrated planning concepts into the CWA, creates an Office of Municipal Ombudsman at EPA, and more, has long been a key legislative priority for NACWA and is a significant advancement in CWA policy. The final bill enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support, passing the House by a vote of 351-10, and the Senate by unanimous consent.

For more information and analysis of the bill, please review NACWA’s recent Advocacy Alert.  Please contact Kristina Surfus or Jason Isakovic, NACWA’s Legislative Directors, with any questions.