US Water Infrastructure Might Be Getting A $9 Billion Makeover
The measure targets projects that Congress wants to fund.By Eugene Daniels | September 7, 2016
The Senate is pretty close to passing a $9 billion bipartisan measure to tackle water infrastructure in America. That includes the upkeep of ports and dams nationwide, as well as funding solutions for the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
The Water Resources Development Act made its way quickly through a committee in April and is expected to get more than enough support to easily pass the Senate. It doesn't actually provide any new funds to spend, it's just a way for Congress to target projects it can put money toward in the future.