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This week, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing to discuss solutions to our nation’s aging water infrastructure, with a focus on wastewater and Clean Water Act provisions.   It was a productive and bipartisan hearing with deliberations on the need for more public and private investment, encouraging greater innovation, and the need for partnerships to help small and disadvantaged communities.  Here is a link to a video of the full hearing https://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=401897

And a summary of the hearing and a list of the witnesses and their written testimony.

Summary of Subject Matter

Witnesses:

  • The Honorable Joy Cooper, Mayor, City of Hallandale Beach, Florida (on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors) | Written Testimony
  • Mr. James M. Proctor, II, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, McWane, Inc. | Written Testimony
  • Mr. David W. Pedersen, P.E., General Manager, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (on behalf of the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Association of Sanitation Agencies) | Written Testimony
  • Mr. David St. Pierre, Executive Director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (on behalf of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies) | Written Testimony
  • Mr. Hector Gonzalez, Government Affairs Manager, El Paso Water Utilities (on behalf of the Association of Regional Water Organizations) | Written Testimony
  • Mr. Christopher Franklin, President and CEO, Aqua America (on behalf of the National Association of Water Companies) | Written Testimony
  • Mr. Lawrence Levine, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council | Written Testimony