Association Applauds Trump’s Commitment To Water Infrastructure

The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association applauded President Trump’s commitment to water infrastructure development in his proposed budget that was released yesterday.

“We’re pleased that during a time of significant belt-tightening across the federal government, President Trump continues to recognize the importance of updating our nation’s water infrastructure,” said Patrick Hogan, president of DIPRA. “We look forward to supporting the President’s vision of investing a trillion dollars in our nation’s infrastructure. By investing wisely now, we can ensure that water infrastructure reliably serves communities for generations to come.”

President Trump released his budget proposal yesterday that includes a two percent increase in the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving funds to $2.3 billion. It also shows $20 million for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program, which matches current-level spending.

“We believe this shows how seriously President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are taking the urgent need to strengthen America’s aging drinking water system,” Hogan said. “DIPRA applauds this effort and will continue to work with all stakeholders throughout the process: From Budget through Appropriation.”

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