Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Water Infrastructure Bill

From Engineering News Record. – Congress has approved major water infrastructure legislation that authorizes $3.7 billion for new Army Corps of Engineers civil-works projects and $4.4 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency drinking-water program. But those authorizations still would require annual appropriations before the Corps and local water agencies can let construction contracts. Final congressional approval for the America’s Water Infrastructure Act came on Oct. 10, when the Senate passed the measure by an overwhelming 99-1 vote. The water legislation now goes to President Trump for his signature. (more)