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Senator Cardin addressing crumbling water infrastructure

March 17th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Minority Leader, and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, have introduced a bill, S. 741, The Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act. This legislation aims to help local communities meet the challenges of upgrading water infrastructure systems to meet the hydrological changes we are seeing today. The bill directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability program. Grants will be awarded to eligible water systems to make necessary upgrades.  Communities across the country will be able to compete for federal matching funds, which in turn will help finance projects to help communities overcome the threats posed by aging water infrastructure systems forced to cope with changing population needs and changing hydrological conditions.

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