Clean Water Agencies applaud introduction of green infrastructure legislation in United States Senate
WASHINGTON — The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has announced its support of Senators Tom Udall and Sheldon Whitehouse for their leadership in introducing the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act in the U.S. Senate.
The legislation seeks to increase green infrastructure in rainwater/stormwater management by creating a program within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide resources for the planning and construction of green infrastructure projects.
The legislation also seeks to authorize a dedicated source of federal assistance for the planning and implementation of green infrastructure projects to help meet challenges posed by rainwater/stormwater flows, one of the largest and growing sources of pollution entering U.S. waters.
“I have seen first-hand the water quality benefits of Green Infrastructure projects,” said NACWA President Kevin Shafer. “NACWA strongly supports the work of Senators Udall and Whitehouse in raising the profile of these important projects and we look forward to helping garner additional support for this effort.”
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NACWA represents the interests of more than 300 public agencies and organizations that have made the pursuit of scientifically based, technically sound and cost effective laws and regulations their objective. NACWA members serve the majority of the sewered population in the United States and collectively treat and reclaim more than 18 billion gallons of wastewater daily.
Posted July 2010