Congressmen Reintroduce Voluntary Water Trust Fund Bill in Bipartisan Effort
During Water Week 2017, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), long-time champions for the creation of a water infrastructure Trust Fund, introduced H.R. 1647, The Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Act of 2017. The Act would establish a voluntary program through which water-dependent private companies would pay a fee for a logo indicating support for water infrastructure. Proceeds from the voluntary fee would augment federal investments in the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs).