Thursday, February 20, 2020

Water Systems Council says Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act is good for rural communities

The Water Systems Council said on its website that President Barack Obama recently signed into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act that includes parts of the Water Supply Cost Savings Act that were backed by the council.

"This new law will help rural and small communities across America significantly lower the total cost of providing clean drinking water to residents as well as provide new jobs,” Water Systems Council President Steve Anderson said. “The fact that these communities can realize up to a 75 percent cost savings by using water wells vs. municipal pipeline systems demonstrates that we can cost-effectively meet our nation's critical water needs while supporting domestic manufacturing and jobs."

The Water Supply Cost Savings Act measures incorporated into the WIIN Act include the development and use of technology to study cost-effectiveness of drinking water delivery systems, the council said.

"The signing of the WIIN Act by President Obama is a major step in protecting the nation's water resources and rebuilding its water infrastructure,” Franklin Electric Vice President and President of North American Water Systems DeLancey Davis said. “Franklin Electric has been a major advocate and active supporter in this pursuit for decades and we look forward to the implementation of the Water Supply Cost Savings Act, which will bring us much closer to solving rural America's water needs."

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