Sunday, February 11, 2007

Protect and Improve the Waters of America

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Thanks to hard work of Clean Water America along with its hundreds of thousands of supporters and allies like you, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the Water Quality Financing Act of 2007 (H.R. 720) by no later than February 16.

If passed this legislation, will open the door to significant new funding for vital clean water infrastructure projects by:
  • Authorizing the clean water state revolving fund (CWSRF) at $20 billion for 5 years (fiscal years 2008 - 2012). The CWSRF has made more than $47 billion available to communities since 1987 to help them repair and replace aging clean water infrastructure. Despite its popularity and effectiveness, the CWSRF has been slashed by 33% since 2003 and, unless this legislation passes, it will be phased out completely by 2011. Read more ...

  • Calling for "a study of the funding mechanisms and funding sources available to establish a Clean Water Trust Fund." The study would be conducted by the Government Accounting Office and would have to be completed by January 1, 2008. Read more ...

Quick and decisive action on the Water Quality Financing Act of 2007 (HR 720) by Congress will send the signal that protecting and improving America's water quality is a top priority.

Write Your Representative Today!

Although this bill has been on the "fast track", we need your help in getting Congress to recommit to protecting and improving our nation's water quality by passing HR 720 as quickly and overwhelmingly as possible. Please contact your Representative and ask them to vote "yes" on the Water Quality Financing Act of 2007 (HR 720).

You and your friends can join the thousands of people who have already sent letters and emails to Congress. It only takes a moment.

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