U.S. House of Representatives Approves Water Infrastructure Funding, Food & Water Watch Urges Senate to Follow Suit

29 June 2009
Press release

Press Statement: “Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Environmental Protection Agency appropriation, which allocates $3.9 billion to help over 1,500 communities improve their drinking water and wastewater systems. This legislation includes $2.3 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to ensure that our nation’s water meets the goals of the Clean Water Act; $1.4 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to protect public health by improving drinking water systems; and $160 million for direct grants to communities for water infrastructure. Food & Water Watch applauds the House for voting to improve our country’s ailing water infrastructure system, and urges the Senate to also pass this vital piece of legislation.