Recently confirmed USEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will seek additional funding for water projects as part of the President’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure program. In an interview with E & E News following the joint address to Congress, Pruitt said USEPA’s state revolving loan and grant programs are prime candidates for inclusion in the infrastructure bill. “One of the things I’m emphasizing with the White House is that we shouldn’t just talk about infrastructure from a roads and bridges perspective, we need to be thinking about water infrastructure,” the article quoted Pruitt as saying.

Jim Proctor, President of McWane Industries and a member of the Trump transition team on water issues, spoke to our DC Forum and encouraged CASA members to be the “squeaky wheel” to be sure water is part of the mix along with transportation and airports.