NACWA Applauds U.S. House for Proposed Increase to Clean Water State Revolving Fund
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2021
David Zielonka | Manager, Media and Communications
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(Washington, D.C.) – On March 16, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chair Grace Napolitano (D-CA), and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021.
This legislation will reauthorize the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for the first time in over 30 years, and will also:
- Reauthorize the CWSRF at $40 billion over five years
- Reauthorize Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants at $2 billion over five years
- Reauthorize the Watershed Pilot Project Program at $1 billion over five years
- Authorize $1 billion in grants over five years for treatment of emerging contaminants
- Reauthorize State Management Assistance for water pollution control programs at $2.5 billion over five years
- Reauthorize the Alternative Water Source Projects Program at $1 billion over five years
Adam Krantz, Chief Executive Officer of NACWA, issued the following statement:
“For too long, the costs of clean water have fallen overwhelmingly to local customers and communities as federal investment in water declined. The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 takes critical steps to increase the federal cost share in clean water, reauthorizing the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and–critically for communities facing economic hardships–providing grant programs to help support costly challenges including investment in wet weather management and resilience.”
NACWA extends a special thanks to Committee Chair DeFazio and Subcommittee Chair Napolitano for their continued efforts in Congress to secure funding to support the provision of public clean water services.
For 50 years, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has been the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory, legal and communications advocacy on the full spectrum of clean water issues. NACWA represents public wastewater and stormwater agencies of all sizes nationwide. Our unique and growing network strengthens the advocacy voice for the public clean water sector and helps advance policies to provide affordable and sustainable clean water for all. Our vision is to advance sustainable and responsible policy initiatives that help to shape a strong and sustainable clean water future. For more information, visit us at www.nacwa.org.