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Support the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act
The nationwide need for investment in water and wastewater infrastructure continues to far outpace the amount of funding that is available at all levels of government. The United States has an estimated need between $400 and $600 billion over the next 20 years for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. There is a persistent downward trend in federal investment in water infrastructure. In order for communities to meet their local water infrastructure needs, a more stable revenue stream is required to finance these desperately needed projects that impact public health, safety and environmental quality.
H.R. 3145, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2011, addresses the nation’s substantial needs for wastewater infrastructure by investing $13.8 billion over five years in wastewater infrastructure through the SRF programs and other efforts to improve water quality. The bill would also authorize two additional options for long-term, alternative financing mechanisms to provide several billion in supplementary funds for clean water infrastructure, including the establishment of a clean water trust fund.
Use the tools below to ask your Representatives to support H.R. 3145, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2011. To learn more about the reauthorization of Safe Drinking and Clean Water State Revolving Funds, please click here. To view more about a clean water trust fund, please click here.
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