Coalition Letter on an Amendment to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act"

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 9:45am

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE:

          The undersigned organizations strongly support S. 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, and oppose any amendments that would weaken or imperil this important step towards building modern resilient infrastructure and addressing America’s longstanding water infrastructure challenges.

          In particular, we are concerned with an amendment expected to be offered by Sen. Rubio that would set aside the longstanding Clean Water State Revolving Fund allocation formula, which, among other things, would curtail funding available authorized by this bill to help small, rural, disadvantaged communities.  We applaud Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito for their commitment to update the SRF allocation formula through the regular order process  

          We congratulate the Senate for considering this measure and we look forward to its swift passage.

Sincerely,

 

American Council of Engineering Companies

American Society of Civil Engineers

City Parks Alliance

International Union of Operating Engineers

National Association of Clean Water Agencies

National Wildlife Federation

Rural Community Assistance Partnership

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Water Alliance