$20 Billion Water Investment Legislation Passes House Subcommittee

August 11, 2003

The House Water Resources and the Environment Subcommittee recently approved a $20-billion bill for wastewater treatment projects throughout the nation.


Titled the "Water Quality Financing Act of 2003," HR 1560 is aimed at reducing a major backlog in wastewater infrastructure needs, a funding gap estimated by the Water Infrastructure Network at over $12 billion a year.


HR 1560 now goes to the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for consideration, which is expected after Congress reconvenes in September.

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