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AGC-Backed Water Infrastructure Bill Introduced in House

March 25, 2021

On March 16, bipartisan members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the AGC- supported Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2021 (HR 1915). The bill would substantially increase federal funding assistance available to states and localities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

The legislation addresses America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and water quality challenges. It authorizes $50 billion in direct infrastructure investment and will create tens of thousands of utility infrastructure construction jobs.

The legislation addresses wastewater infrastructure resiliency, energy and water efficiency, treatment plant long-term operation and maintenance costs, American-made iron and steel requirements, and treatment standards for Per- and Polyfluoroalkl substances (PFAS).

In addition to bipartisan support in the House, the legislation is endorsed by an impressive slate of supporters, including, the US Chamber of Commerce, American Public Works Association, American Council of Engineering, Ducks Unlimited, as well as AGC.

For more information, contact Allen Gray at  allen.gray@agc.org

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