Infrastructure Funding

overview

Water service contributes to nearly every aspect of our lives, from public health to productivity and economic development. Today, much of the infrastructure that supports our water is aging and in need of repair. Major infrastructure projects typically require more money than local utilities immediately raise. That is when they look for low-cost loans or similar tools such as tax-exempt municipal bonds, public-private partnerships, the state revolving loan fund (SRF) or more recently, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.

What's happening now

Congress and the Trump Administration have committed to crafting a plan to help address communities’ infrastructure needs. AWWA will be working to ensure that any plan to invest in infrastructure includes real funding and other types of assistance for critical water projects across the country. AWWA is also working to evaluate the state revolving funds and develop recommendations on streamlining processes and implementation at the state and federal level.


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