Monday, November 24, 2008

Water Infrastructure News

Economic Stimulus Package Would Increase Water Infrastructure Funding

Sen. Harry Reid (Nevada) has introduced a supplemental appropriations bill intended to boost the economy(S. 3689). Some of the programs that may receive a supplement include:

Program—Additional Funding
Economic Development Administration: Public Works & Economic Development--$50,000,000
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Clean Water State Revolving Fund--$1,750,000,000
EPA: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund--$750,000,000
Rural Utilities Service: Rural Water & Waste Disposal--$200,000,000

New York Plans Repairs to Water Supply Tunnel
The City of New York is preparing to repair the Rondout-West Branch tunnel, which carries water 45 miles from the Catskill Mountains to the city. Recently the tunnel has been leaking as much as 36 million gallons a day. You can find more information on these repairs here.

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