$20 Billion Water Investment Legislation Passes House Subcommittee

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.