Water Sector News & Trends

Congress Passes Integrated Planning Legislation

Capitol-Reflect-Large(January 8, 2019) – During a whirlwind of legislative activity in the final hours of the 115th Congress, the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation to codify EPA’s Integrated Planning approach into law as part of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

The Integrated Planning legislation, known as the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R 7279), 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. The bill has been presented to the President for his signature into law.

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