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On July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the $715 billion INVEST in America Act, with funding for transportation and water infrastructure. Although this bill does not include new water efficiency grant funding that the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) has recommended, it does include significant investments that will improve water efficiency. Moreover, there are other legislative options for securing water efficiency grant funding, and AWE has successfully elevated this issue in congress with its op-ed in The Hill, sign-on letter, and ongoing meetings with congressional staff.
The water components of the INVEST in America Act include the following:
Drinking Water Infrastructure & Assistance: $117 billion
Wastewater Infrastructure: $51.25 billion