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Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide adequate funding for water and sewer infrastructure, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/28/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
02/28/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 02/28/2019
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 03/07/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 03/13/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Environment and Public Works02/28/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/28/2019)

Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2019

This bill provides funding for several programs related to controlling water pollution or protecting drinking water, revises requirements concerning the clean water state revolving fund (SRF) and the drinking water SRF, and creates or reauthorizes several grant programs for water infrastructure. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency must establish a grant program for repairing, replacing, or upgrading septic tanks and drainage fields. In addition, the bill makes permanent a grant program for household water well systems in rural areas. It also increases the amount of appropriations for grant programs, including a program that awards grants to prevent lead from contaminating drinking water fountains in schools and day care facilities.