Wastewater Infrastructure Grants Bill Introduced

Yesterday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced a bill to create a $1.8 billion grant program to meet aging sewer infrastructure needs – particularly sewer overflow problems – over a five year period. The as yet unnumbered Clean Water Affordability Act would also allow green infrastructure options to be added to existing consent decrees for combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflow violations. Brown originally introduced this bill in 2008 with then Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH).