November 7, 2018

The president recently signed into law a bill that includes items of interest to drinking water advocates. S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) is the 2018 authorization for the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). AWIA, passed in the Senate by a 99-1 vote, was sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and developed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

As POLITICO wrote on October 11, 2018, “It's arguably the biggest infrastructure accomplishment in the first two years of the Trump administration … It also reauthorizes the Safe Drinking Water Act for the first time in two decades and includes a new requirement that smaller communities monitor their water for emerging contaminants.”

The bill’s budget authorizations and amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act include:

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