Authorizes Billions of Dollars for Corps, Drinking Water and Wastewater Projects
On Oct. 23, President Trump joined by bipartisan members of the House and Senate signed an AGC-supported water resources development bill into law that helps the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintain much of our nation’s water resources infrastructure.
As previously reported, while not a funding bill, this legislation allows Congress to eventually approve billions of dollars in funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, including navigation (dredging, locks), flood control (levees), hydropower (dams), recreation (parks), and water supply. In addition, the bill reauthorizes the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for $50 million annually in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 and provides a new authorization, championed by AGC, for the funding of State Revolving Funds with WIFIA dollars—which can be used for drinking water and wastewater facility projects.
For additional information, please contact Sean O’Neill at [email protected], or (202) 547-8992.
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