On September 26, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District General Manager David W. Pedersen testified before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on behalf of CASA and ACWA. The hearing, titled “Building a 21
Century Infrastructure for America: Water Stakeholder Perspectives,” provided an opportunity for members of Congress to gather input from stakeholders on legislative water proposals.
Pedersen provided perspective on how the federal government can support clean water infrastructure needs that continue to outpace available federal assistance. He also focused on several of our key issues including full funding of the State Revolving Fund, and extension of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit terms.
The subcommittee is expected to develop a bipartisan infrastructure bill over the next several weeks. We’ll continue to work with ACWA and NACWA to advance our priorities as part of the legislation.