States Face $369 Million Funding Gap In Safe Drinking Water Requirements

Sanchez, Humberto
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/12/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31633, p5
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The U.S. states face an estimated $369 million funding gap in 2006 between the $295 million they expect to spend to meet federal safe drinking water requirements and the $664 million in future needs that have been identified, according to a study from the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators. “If we don't get more resources, state drinking water programs will not be able to meet their responsibilities under the Safe Drinking Water Act,” Jay Rutherford, ASDWA president, told those attending the annual federal policy conference of Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities here as of May 2003. The wastewater and drinking water SRF programs provide low-interest loans for water infrastructure and related projects and have become a major source of water infrastructure financing.


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