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Senate Holds Hearing on Water Infrastructure

December 17, 2011
On Dec.13, the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife held a hearing entitled "Our Nation’s Water Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities." The hearing featured testimony from Environmental Protection Agency Jim Hanlon, who is the Director for the Office of Wastewater management – with jurisdiction over the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Representatives from the engineering community were also there to discuss their latest report on water infrastructure. Several measures to help water infrastructure were discussed, and AGC submitted a statement for the record describing the various tools that could be made available including: SRF reauthorization, a Clean Water Trust Fund, private activity bonds, Build America bonds and a water infrastructure bank. The purpose of the hearing was to build out the official record to have an effective foundation for potential water infrastructure legislation in the Senate early next year. AGC will continue to be heavily involved in the development of this legislation. For more information, please contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5321 or berrys@agc.org.
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