(Fairfax, Va.) – The chief executive officer of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), Doug Carlson, issued the following statement about the Senate EPW Committee’s unanimous 20-0 passage of the “Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (S. 914):
“NUCA strongly supports the U.S. Senate’s bill delivering $15 billion over five years for each of the clean water and drinking water state revolving funds. This is a big increase from previous Senate proposals, which indicates the Senate knows how important clean water is for American communities.”
“I am optimistic that between the U.S. House’s proposed $40+ billion for the Clean Water SRF and $20+ billion for the Drinking Water SRF, and the Senate’s funding increases, Congress will finally appropriate in 2021 the much-needed federal resources local communities must have to repair their obsolete and deficient water infrastructure systems. This bill is a welcome step in the right direction.”
A comprehensive list of the utility construction industry’s 2021 legislative infrastructure priorities can be reviewed online at www.nuca.com, under Media/Comment Letters, released March 3, 2021.