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U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Approves Water Infrastructure Legislation
ASLA Government Affairs
2008-09-17

On September 17, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved two bills that would improve water safety and infrastructure. Both bills were introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ). The first bill (S 3500) reauthorizes revolving funds to help build and modernize wastewater and drinking water facilities. The second piece of legislation (S 2080) requires increased monitoring and public notification of sewage overflows. Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (CA), said the EPA estimated that 75,000 sewage overflow events in 2004 had dumped 10 billion gallons of untreated wastewater into the nation’s rivers and oceans.



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