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NRDC Issues Two Papers on Urban Water Conservation as a Clean Water Act Compliance Strategy and SRFs as a Climate Resiliency Opportunity

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has issued two papers – “Waste Less, Pollute Less: Using Urban WaterConservation to Advance Clean Water Act Compliance” and “Using State Revolving Funds to Build Climate-Resilient Communities.” The former paper explains how urban water conservation can help address water quality and water supply needs at the same time, while keeping costs down for ratepayers.   The paper shows how programs and policies that reduce indoor and outdoor water use can help achieve cost-effective compliance with sewer overflow, sewage collection and treatment, and stormwater obligations. The latter paper explains how the Clean Water State Revolving Funds and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds can support and incorporate measures to make communities more resilient to climate change risks.  It points out how water efficiency, green infrastructure, and flood resiliency policies can maximize the effectiveness of SRF investments.