September 2021, Vol. 248, No. 9

Government

Infrastructure Bill Includes More Spending on Water Pipes, Sewers

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington D.C. The Senate infrastructure legislation provides major funding boosts to the drinking water and clean water state revolving funds (DWSRF/CWSRF), but congressional passage of the bill depends, apparently, on whether Congress also passes a second $3.5 trillion “social infrastructure” bill demanded by progressive Democrats in the House.  The infrastructure bill allocates $11.7 billion over five years appropriated to each of the DWSRF and CWSRF and $15 billion over five years appropriated for lead service line replacement (through the DWSRF). Those SRF numbers work out to about $1 billion more per year for each fun

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