ASDWA Joins Other State Organizations on Letter to Congressional Leaders on Infrastructure Bill

Earlier this week, ASDWA joined the Association of Clean Water Agencies (ACWA), the Environmental Council of States (ECOS), the Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities (CIFA) and the Western States Water Council (WSWC) on a letter (below) to Congressional leaders that strongly supported the increased funding for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684). However, the requirement for state cash match on appropriations in the infrastructure bill jeopardizes the ability of states to quickly and efficiently access the funding. Given the ongoing pandemic, state budgets are facing multiple challenges and face different challenges based on how the cash match is generated, either through state appropriations or through interagency loans and bonds that depend on interest payments from SRF loans to repay debt.

2021.09.07 State Water Associations on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684)