Setting priorities is hindered by the lack of systematic information available on the nation’s inventory of infrastructure assets, their location and condition.
Provisions involving the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act have drawn backlash from some utility groups.
Water and sewer utility provisions found in the Senate version of the legislation aren't included in the House draft.
“When you make the case properly, people are willing to pay into the system that reflects them.”
Community Development Block Grants and "BUILD" infrastructure grants are among the programs the appropriations legislation proposes spending levels for.
"We're very actively working on it," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs a public works subcommittee.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long highlighted some of his agency's limits when it comes to preparing communities for natural disasters.
The proposals would have required American Water to make new disclosures on political contributions and lobbying.
The prospect of making changes to federally-backed drinking water and sewer lending programs is proving to be controversial.
Places like beach towns and Las Vegas are losing out under current infrastructure funding formulas.
The Brookings Institution takes a look at the affordability of America's public works.
“There’s a lot to like about this legislation,” said Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act would be authorized through 2021 under a bill released Thursday.
With the start of hurricane season a few weeks away, 22,900 island residents still lack power.
The House Appropriations Committee included the spending increase in fiscal 2019 legislation for water and energy programs.
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“While the tens of millions of dollars are not there to do anything of any great size, there is the potential to start small and build an economy around local residents,” Madison Mayor Paul Soglin told Route Fifty.
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