Congress overwhelmingly passed and the President signed into law the AGC’s supported Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. AGC successfully urged Congress to include in the WIIN Act the best provisions from the House and Senate Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) bills, passed earlier in September. WIIN authorizes 38 projects valued at $15.9 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers. The WIIN Act includes the Water and Waste Act of 2016 which makes changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act and Solid Waste Disposal Act. It gives $100 million in subsidized loans and grants through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, and $170 million in federal aid for Flint, Michigan. WIIN also authorizes the EPA approve state coal ash disposal programs.
For more information, contact Jordan Howard at Jordan.Howard@agc.org or 703-837-5325.