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WASHINGTON — The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and six national water groups sent a letter to Congress urging the House and Senate to reject the offered reductions to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and to maintain funding for these two key clean water programs at the FY12 levels.
The Obama Administration has requested a $328,269,000 total decrease in funding for the CWSRF and DWSRF programs for FY13.
“Sustained and increased investment in our water infrastructure is critical for economic growth and public health and welfare” said Ken Kirk, NACWA’s executive director. “By EPA’s own estimates water and wastewater facilities will need a half of trillion dollars over the next two decades to ensure these systems continue to provide clean and safe water to the American public. Communities can’t do this alone: The federal government must remain a partner in meeting these needs.”