Support for the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 Builds Ahead of Next Week’s Committee Markup
H.R. 1915 would invest $50 billion to upgrade America’s wastewater infrastructure, including $40 billion through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Washington, DC- The list of groups coming out in support of the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915) continues to grow. The bill, introduced in March by Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), now has support from more than 40 bipartisan cosponsors and more than 70 groups. The Committee will consider the bill during a markup next Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
Here’s why organizations are saying they support the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021:
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC):
[T]hank you for your leadership in developing H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Jobs Act of 2021, which we strongly support.
We are experiencing a water infrastructure funding and finance crisis and failure to invest in this critical infrastructure will only exacerbate the negative economic, environmental, and public health impacts. The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act is a positive step towards addressing America’s clean water challenges.
Passage of this bill will lead to better public health, protect our quality of life and improve wastewater and stormwater systems, helping prevent harmful pollution from entering waterways, protect against waterborne disease and preserve access to recreational opportunities. In addition, it has the potential to create over 900,000 quality construction, engineering and manufacturing jobs over the next five years.
Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM):
America’s water infrastructure network is in desperate need of repair. AAM stands by your commitment to enact meaningful investments in our critical infrastructure during the 117th Congress. Your efforts demonstrate that while much of the nation’s water infrastructure is, by design, out of sight, it is not out of mind for Members of Congress.
The investments in [H.R. 1915] are a critical step towards addressing the backlog of infrastructure projects needed to strengthen our clean and wastewater infrastructure systems. In addition, we thank you for your continued support of Buy America domestic preference policies. These policies maximize the impacts of public investments, creating good manufacturing jobs, strengthening supply chains and supporting communities across the country.
Americans overwhelmingly support these policies because they understand that when taxpayer dollars are spent on public infrastructure, domestic preferences incentivize investment and job creation here at home.
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC):
On behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) – the business association of the nation’s engineering industry – we strongly support the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and greatly appreciate bipartisan efforts behind this important infrastructure legislation.
America’s engineering industry is at the forefront in employing new technologies and innovative designs to assist local communities, but those communities often lack the financial resources to invest in necessary system upgrades.
This legislation will greatly address the long-standing challenge of underinvestment in the nation’s wastewater infrastructure by authorizing $45 billion over five years for wastewater infrastructure and related needs, including $40 billion for the Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund (SRF) program. The measure will help to address sanitary and combined sewer overflow problems, promote PFAS pretreatment, and assist disadvantaged communities.
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI):
AISI is pleased that the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 authorizes $40 billion in federal funding for wastewater infrastructure through the EPA Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. This funding will help modernize the nation’s wastewater treatment infrastructure, which recently received a D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card.
We also appreciate that the bill will ensure that American-made iron and steel products will continue to be procured through the CWSRF and will now be required to be used by the federally funded sewer overflow and stormwater grant, alternative water source, watershed and Indian Health programs reauthorized in the bill. AISI agrees that taxpayer-funded projects should utilize only domestically and environmentally superior melted and poured steel products to ensure that the full benefit of such investment is realized in the domestic economy.
Alliance for the Great Lakes:
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is pleased to support the proposed substitute amendment to the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021, H.R. 1915, which authorizes much-needed increases in funding to help address our nation’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure challenges.
We appreciate your including the CWSRF Green Project Reserve in the substitute amendment. Green projects improve the resiliency and sustainability of clean water infrastructure while providing multiple benefits to communities. To strengthen the incentives for these beneficial projects even more, we recommend that the Green Project Reserve be increased to twenty percent of the annual capitalization grant.
American Public Works Association (APWA):
On behalf of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and our more than 30,000 members, we are writing to thank you for introducing and holding a Subcommittee markup on the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. Your support for our nation’s clean water practitioners has been instrumental in ensuring the protection of public health and our environment through sound water infrastructure.
APWA and its members appreciate your leadership on this bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. This program is a shining example of partnership between the federal government and the states, and the over $145 billion in assistance that has been leveraged since the program’s 1987 inception speaks to its effectiveness. By increasing the authorized funding level for the program to $40 billion over the next five years, communities will have a greater ability to meet their needs to protect public health and the environment.
In addition to the health and environmental benefits, investment in our nation’s water infrastructure is a proven job creator. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that for every job added in the water workforce, 3.68 jobs are added to the national economy. Additionally, for every dollar spent on water infrastructure, about $2.62 is generated in the private economy. Clearly, federal funding of water infrastructure is a wise investment.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) expresses our support for H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill that reinvigorates the federal government’s commitment to wastewater infrastructure by authorizing $50 billion in wastewater and stormwater infrastructure funding over five years. This includes reauthorizing the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for $40 billion over five years, funding non-point and point source water pollution control programs and grants that address per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and creating pilot programs to promote stormwater best management practices and resiliency.
Well-maintained public drinking water and wastewater infrastructure systems are critical for public health, strong businesses, and clean waters and aquifers, yet ASCE’s 2021 Infrastructure Report Card gave the nation’s wastewater infrastructure a grade of “D+.” Stormwater was evaluated for the first time in the 2021 Report Card and debuted at a dismal “D.”
As cities continue to experience population growth and as rural households switch from septic systems to public sewers, pressure on existing centralized systems will require billions of dollars in investment to meet federal regulatory requirements. In 2019, there was an $81 billion water infrastructure funding gap; if this chronic underinvestment continues, our nation’s drinking water and wastewater sectors face a $434 billion funding gap by 2029.
California Association of Sewerage Agencies (CASA):
On behalf of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), I write to express our support for the Substitute Amendment to H.R. 1915 Discussion Draft. CASA represents more than 125 local public agencies engaged in the collection, treatment and recycling of wastewater and biosolids to protect public health and the environment.
CASA continues to support the federal commitment to renew the Clean Water Act SRF program at a record level of $40 billion. This support is vital to help close the funding gap recently illustrated by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Report Card. We also endorse funding to assist clean water agencies address the control of PFAS and other “forever” chemicals with financial assistance for pretreatment programs.
Clean Water for All Coalition:
[T]he Clean Water for All Coalition support[s] the proposed substitute amendment to the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (the Act), H.R. 1915, which would authorize much-needed increases in funding to help address our nation’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure challenges.
The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act, H.R. 1915, would help meet the pressing need for additional wastewater and stormwater infrastructure investment by significantly increasing authorized federal funding to states and communities through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). Our organizations support a CWSRF funding level of $10 billion per year. The Act’s proposed authorization of $8 billion – more than quadrupling current levels – would bring the program much closer to the amount of investment that is truly needed to help communities address their water infrastructure backlog. In the process, it would also create thousands of jobs for America’s workers.
Thank you for including the CWSRF Green Project Reserve in the substitute amendment. Green projects improve the resiliency and sustainability of clean water infrastructure while providing multiple benefits to communities. Codifying the Green Project Reserve in statute will guarantee the availability of support for green projects in future years, boosting project applicants’ demand for funds. To strengthen the incentives for these beneficial projects even more, we recommend that the Green Project Reserve be increased to twenty percent of the annual capitalization grant.
[W]e appreciate the omission from the substitute amendment of any provisions that would weaken the Clean Water Act, including by extending the permissible duration of water pollution discharge permits to ten years. We strongly oppose the addition of any such provision to H.R. 1915.
This Act, and in particular the proposed substitute amendment, is a vital step toward our shared goal of wastewater and stormwater infrastructure that provides clean water for all. Our organizations thank you for leadership in developing it and strongly support it.
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD):
On behalf of the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, I am pleased to write in support of the proposed Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. The Sanitation Districts appreciate your leadership on clean water issues, and strongly support this initiative to reinvigorate the federal commitment in support of water infrastructure.
We frequently use the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) to finance capital projects and want to emphasize how helpful the SRF is to our ratepayers and local communities. The proposed authorization of $40 billion over five years for the Clean Water SRF Program would provide a greatly needed boost in funding. In California, the need for water infrastructure assistance is great, which has resulted in the State’s SRF Program being oversubscribed and leaves the SRF Program unable to meet demand.
Municipal Castings Association (MCA):
The MCA strongly supports H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation authorizing critical federal infrastructure assistance that will support clean water infrastructure improvements in communities across the country. An infusion of funding – coupled with the certainty of a five-year authorization – will allow a backlog of much-needed clean water infrastructure projects to move forward and, in so doing, will create tens of thousands of jobs nationwide.
The MCA is a coalition of U.S. manufacturers of iron, steel and other metal castings used in clean water and other public works infrastructure projects across the United States. The MCA’s member companies know firsthand that federal investments in America’s clean and wastewater infrastructure systems are desperately needed, with an estimated national need of $300 billion over the next two decades. The bill’s authorized spending, including commendable improvements to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program, will help address this considerable backlog. These investments will improve public health and help protect the environment. Moreover, because of your leadership in ensuring that the federal assistance authorized in the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 is subject to Buy America procurement preference policies, U.S. taxpayers’ investments in our clean water infrastructure will create good-paying American manufacturing jobs, benefiting entire U.S. supply chains and the communities in which they operate.
National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA):
On behalf of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), I am writing to express strong support for the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021.
As the leading Association advocating on behalf of the nation’s public clean water utility sector, NACWA and our over 330 public utility members nationwide – both large and small - greatly appreciate your efforts to increase authorized federal funding available to clean water utilities.
We firmly believe it is past time for the federal government to re-engage as a strong funding partner in water infrastructure investment. Our nation’s water infrastructure is at a key juncture, with costs rising both for traditional investment needs like maintaining aging infrastructure and newer challenges such as addressing emerging contaminants, ensuring system resilience in the face of climate and cyber risks, and managing increasingly complex water quality issues.
Now is the time to take steps to strengthen the federal funding commitment and help communities innovate and adapt to meet their local challenges and help ensure water is affordable and accessible for all. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing water service challenges in Texas have only heightened the importance of safe and reliable clean water for all Americans, while also underscoring the growing divide between federal and local investment in water systems and the critical need for more robust federal funding.
National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC); and U.S. Conference of Mayors:
On behalf of the nation’s mayors, cities and counties, we thank you for introducing bipartisan legislation to address our nation’s wastewater infrastructure needs. The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 will help address the many water infrastructure challenges that communities across the country face.
In particular, we thank you for supporting the reauthorization of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program, which provides capitalization grants to states who, in turn, make low interest loans to local communities and utilities for wastewater infrastructure projects. Moreover, by significantly increasing the authorization level and providing full appropriations for the CWSRF program, the federal government will ensure that more communities are able to access funding for projects to improve their wastewater infrastructure and meet their Clean Water Act requirements.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, local governments continue to face budget shortfalls and are struggling to support residents and businesses, provide services, keep essential workers employed and protect public health through vaccine administration. Moreover, local water and wastewater utilities are committed to ensuring all customers have access to clean and safe water to maintain public health. This, however, has come at a cost to utilities, which are overwhelmingly funded by local ratepayers, and are now facing a significant drop in utility revenue essential to providing water service, continuing operations and making capital investments.
National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA):
The leadership of the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies or NAFSMA (attached) is pleased to offer support for the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 as outlined in the Discussion Draft dated February 4, 2021.
The authorizations provided in this legislation would greatly assist local stormwater management and public works agencies who are dealing with aging infrastructure, water quality issues and limited resources to address these issues which are so critical to community resiliency throughout the nation.
In addition to the increases proposed for the Clean Water State Revolving Funds, NAFSMA strongly supports the $400 million annual five-year authorization for the sewer overflow and stormwater reuse municipal grants. NAFSMA also supports the $200 million annual individual authorizations for pilot programs for both watershed and alternative water source projects. This combined total of $2 billion for these two pilot programs over the next five years will help to provide much needed resources to struggling communities and regions to address their critical water resource needs.
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA):
On behalf of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and the aggregate industry we represent, thank you for introducing the Water Quality Protection and Jobs Act of 2021 (HR 1915). NSSGA supports efforts to improve and invest in all levels of our nation’s infrastructure network, including water and wastewater infrastructure, and your bill’s focus goes a long way towards achieving this goal.
Thank you for your efforts to prioritize much-needed resources for our Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), authorizing $40B over five years, that will dramatically improve our nation’s wastewater infrastructure network. We welcome the attention and resources afforded to states and municipalities regarding their local pollution control programs and attention on those projects of most need for sewer improvement. We also appreciate excluding complex changes to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits that would create unintended consequences for our industry and the administrative continuance we depend upon.
National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA):
Our nation’s underground water and sewer infrastructure ensures that Americans have access to clean drinking water and safe sanitary wastewater systems, provides businesses with the resources they need to keep our economy moving, and protects our nation’s waterways, beaches, and a range of recreational opportunities. Taken together, well-functioning infrastructure is indispensable to the health of our country. However, as wastewater systems continue to age and the costs of compliance with environmental requirements mount, communities face increasing difficulties in paying for needed infrastructure improvements. At the same time, federal spending accounted for just four percent of all spending on wastewater utility infrastructure in recent years. Given that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most recent assessment found that $271 billion will be needed to maintain and replace wastewater and stormwater treatment systems over the next twenty years, Congress must act.
To that end, NUCA strongly supports the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021, and applauds the proposed $40 billion/5 year reauthorization of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CW SRF). NUCA also appreciates the focused nature of the draft on CW SRF authorization, and we feel that a clean bill is a good approach to ensure strong industry support.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC):
Thank you for introducing the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915). The investments contained in your legislation will help ensure all Americans have access to clean and safe water supplies while addressing many of the stormwater and wastewater management challenges communities face. The Nature Conservancy is proud to support H.R. 1915.
As the nation emerges from the critical impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on our citizens and the economy, Congress needs to make investments that will rebuild our infrastructure, address climate change, and stimulate the nation’s economy. Investments in water infrastructure must be a priority for Congress because they will help ensure our communities can be resilient in the face of climate change and natural disasters and create jobs in the process.
TNC is particularly supportive of provisions in H.R. 1915 that increase the authorized funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), invest in Tribal wastewater needs, help communities identify alternative sources of water, which is particularly important in arid regions of the country, and help communities manage sewer overflows and stormwater reuse, including through the use of green infrastructure. Both the reauthorization of CWSRF and sewer overflow and stormwater reuse grants set minimum thresholds, to the extent possible, on the use of “green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities.”
Portland Cement Association (PCA):
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) supports the introduction of the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. By increasing investment in the nation’s wastewater, stormwater, and water reuse infrastructure, this legislation will help communities address local water quality needs.
As our nation’s wastewater infrastructure ages and the cost of compliance with environmental requirements continues to increase, communities are faced with growing difficulties in paying for critical improvements. The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey estimates $271 billion is needed to address the capital needs in wastewater and stormwater treatment systems over the next twenty years. Given that this study was completed almost ten years ago, the needs are very likely even greater. The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act takes important steps to helping communities meet the backlog in investment.
Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP):
On behalf of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), we are pleased to offer our support for the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915). Specifically, RCAP is pleased the legislation will reauthorize the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for the first time in over 30 years at $40 billion over five years. In addition, we support provisions:
- Authorizing $1 billion in grants over five years for treatment of emerging contaminants.
- Reauthorizing State Management Assistance for water pollution control programs at $2.5 billion over five years.
- Reauthorizing the Alternative Water Source Projects Program at $1 billion over five years.
The legislation takes critical steps to increase the federal cost share in clean water infrastructure, reauthorizing the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and–critically for rural communities facing economic hardships–providing grant programs to help support costly challenges including investment in weather management, disaster response, and resilience.
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP):
We appreciate the opportunity to submit this letter in support of The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021.
We appreciate the Committees’ leadership on the issue of clean water infrastructure and your work to introduce bipartisan legislation that would provide a substantial increase in funding for the EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program, authorizing $40 billion over five years to capitalize Clean Water SRFs. Since its inception in 1987, the Clean Water SRF Program has been utilized by states and territories as a bedrock program for funding water quality protection, including wastewater control, water treatment, and activities such as land conservation and habitat restoration projects. To date, over $110 billion in financing, with a nearly 3:1 return on investment, has been delivered to local communities through this vital program. Further, the Clean Water SRF has been utilized by many eligible grant recipients for projects to conserve natural lands in order to reduce contamination at the source, protecting water quality and lessening the need for wastewater treatment through traditional methods. More recently, significant advancements have been made in the use of the Clean Water SRF for natural infrastructure projects or blended grey-green solutions to reduce pollution and protect water quality. This suite of natural approaches, in tandem with traditional infrastructure solutions, have provided multiple benefits for fish and wildlife habitat, reforestation, wildfire prevention, ground water protection, and a multitude of economic and social benefits that healthy watersheds and public access to green space can provide.
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA):
On behalf of the more than 359,000 members of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), I write in support of H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. The funding in this bipartisan bill will put UA members to work with fair wages and good benefits updating our nation’s aging wastewater infrastructure and ensuring all communities have access to clean and safe water.
As you are both well aware, our nation’s wastewater infrastructure is in dire need of modernization: according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), America’s wastewater treatment infrastructure received a dismal D+ grade. That is simply unacceptable. The situation demands take bold action and we must not settle for the lower funding levels proposed by your colleagues on the other side of the aisle.
At the United Association, our members are the best trained and most highly skilled craftspeople in the industry. We are proud to work every day protecting the quality and safety of our nation’s water supply – and we look forward to getting to work on the projects outlined in H.R. 1915 to make these critical investments in updating and modernizing our nation’s wastewater infrastructure. With your support and the funding provided in this bill, we stand ready to get to work building and maintaining a modern wastewater infrastructure system.
Water Environment Federation (WEF):
There is tremendous national need for increased funding and financing resources to help communities and utilities to assess, repair, replace, and maintain the aging wastewater and stormwater infrastructure that protects public health and the environment. WEF is pleased that H.R. 1915 will substantially increase funding levels for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program over the next five years. It will also expand the additional subsidization to 30% to help financially disadvantaged communities. WEF is also supportive of increasing the Green Project Reserve to 15% because there remains considerable nation-wide need and great potential to implement more green infrastructure in these financially disadvantaged communities, while encouraging energy efficiency and recovery projects at Water Resource Recovery Facilities.
Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus:
The Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus is writing to support (H.R.1915) the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. BIPOC communities, low income communities, and communities with a small rate base will greatly benefit from the increased direct infrastructure investment over the next five years to address America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and local water quality challenges. The significant increase in the amount of Federal assistance made available to States, communities, and tribes through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program—the primary source of Federal assistance for wastewater infrastructure construction—will help us join the ranks of nations that prioritize water security for all their people.
We look forward to working with the committee on the bill to ensure that it serves the households who need it, including tribal, urban and rural communities lacking services or facing toxic water threats; and those most impacted by climate-driven water threats of drought, flooding and sea level rise.
On behalf of our hundreds of member organizations, we thank you for your leadership in developing strong, bipartisan water infrastructure legislation in 2021.
WateReuse is pleased to support the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021, which will make major investments in water recycling programs and resources. In particular, we thank you for reauthorizing the Pilot Program for Alternative Water Source Grants (Section 4), which will ensure that communities in all 50 states can access water recycling tools and resources to solve complex local challenges.
In addition, we strongly support two changes made in the substitute amendment: first, the substitute directs the U.S. EPA to establish a federal interagency working group on water reuse, which will break down silos, leverage resources throughout the federal family, and facilitate stakeholder engagement. Second, the substitute amendment expands eligibility for the Alternative Water Source Grants Pilot Program to include certain projects that have previously received funding through the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program.
The WateReuse Association also supports the following provisions: reauthorization of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program; reauthorization of the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Grant Program; and authorization of Grants for the Treatment of Emerging Contaminants.
Western Recycled Water Coalition:
The Western Recycled Water Coalition (WRWC), a partnership of cities, water and wastewater districts developing recycled water projects that increase water supply reliability, improve water quality, and support local economies, is pleased to support H.R. 1915, the "Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021,” with the anticipated substitute amendment, and to commend you for your vision and leadership in advancing an issue that is fundamental to the quality of life for all Americans.
Specifically, in the base text, we are not only pleased with the $40 billion five-year reauthorization of
the Clean Water SRF but also with the very real possibility that what has been long overdue- critical
funding for the program - may come to fruition.
Additional Organizations Supporting H.R. 1915:
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- Advocates for Clean & Clear Waterways
- Alabama Rivers Alliance
- Children’s Environmental Health Network
- Clean Water Action
- Conservative Voters of PA
- Environmental League of Massachusetts
- Montana Conservation Voters
- National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association
- American Concrete Pavement Association
- American Concrete Pipe Association
- American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association
- American Concrete Pumping Association
- American Foundry Society (AFS)
- American Rivers
- American Sustainable Business Council
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
- Anthropocene Alliance, Micanopy, Florida
- Association of Equipment Managers
- BlueGreen Alliance
- Center for Biological Diversity
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- The Clean Water Construction Coalition
- Concrete Foundations Association
- Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
- Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities (CIFA)
- Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports (CPTI)
- Community Water Center, California and Washington DC
- Creative Water Equity Artist, Charleston, South Carolina
- Ducks Unlimited (DU)
- Emerald Cities Collaborative
- Environment America
- Environmental Working Group (EWG)
- For Love of Water (FLOW)
- Freshwater Future, Columbus, Ohio
- Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
- Hydraulic Institute
- International Union of Operating Engineers
- Laborers’ International Union of North American (LiUNA)
- League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
- Georgia Conservation Voters
- Geosynthetic Materials Association
- GreenLatinos, Monterey, California and Washington DC
- Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy
- Healthy Gulf
- Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited
- Illinois Environmental Council
- Junction Coalition
- Maine Conservation Voters
- Massachusetts River Alliance
- Mississippi River Collaborative
- North American Concrete Alliance
- National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO)
- National Concrete Masonry Association
- National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA)
- National Parks Conservation Association
- National Precast Concrete Association
- National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
- National Water Resources Association (NWRA)
- National Waterways Conference
- National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
- National Resources Defense Council
- NC Conservation Network
- New York League of Conservation Voters
- Ocean River Institute
- Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
- Pennsylvania Council of Churches
- Portland State University
- Puyallup Tribe of Indians
- Plastics Pipe Institute
- Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
- Sierra Club
- Sixth World Solutions, Navajo Nation & Hopi territory
- Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)
- S.O. Alternatives, Biloxi, MS, and Gulf Coast
- Surfrider Foundation
- Tennessee Clean Water Network
- The Alliance for the Great Lakes
- Tilt-up Concrete Association
- Title Track, Great Lakes, Michigan
- Trout Unlimited (TU)
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Verde, Portland, OR and Oregon statewide water interests
- Vermont Conservation Voters
- Vinyl Institute
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters
- The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans, Louisiana
- Water Replenishment District (WRD)
- Water Infrastructure Network (WIN)
- We the People of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
- Wisconsin Conservation Voters
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