Executive Director Dave Eggerton Congressional Testimony on Western Water Infrastructure

  • Apr 2, 2019
  • Comment Letters

Agency: House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife

Subject: State of Western Water Infrastructure in Innovation

Testimony excerpt: 

It is critical that any infrastructure package developed by Congress contain water
infrastructure as a major component. The water infrastructure need affects every corner of our nation from major metropolitan areas to rural communities. Water is the most important, yet often overlooked, component of our nation’s infrastructure network.

America is blessed to have one of the most comprehensive water infrastructure systems the
world has ever seen. This infrastructure was built thanks to the foresight and sacrifice of prior
generations. Today these systems need re-investment. According to combined estimates from
the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Reclamation, Army Corps of Engineers,
Department of Agriculture, and Indian Health Service, the needed investments in water
infrastructure in the coming decades for drinking water, wastewater, and irrigation systems
total more than $780 billion dollars.

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