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Winning Issue » WATER TREATMENT


Our nation’s water treatment plants treat sewage and wastewater for safe release, and treat drinking water to ensure it is safe for consumption. In some places these two water treatment facilities are located in proximity to one another, their efficiency clearly interdependent. There are 16,000 publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants currently serving 75% of our population – with the remaining being served by decentralized or private septic systems. Advocates claim many of these industrial-scale facilities are operating at capacity or past their expected lifespan. They say most of these plants were constructed when technology was relatively primitive, water was abundant, and people and pollution were not. It is estimated we need to spend about $1 trillion on rebuilding our water purification and wastewater treatment plants over the next 25 years in order to keep up with our needs. Advocates warn these facilities have been neglected far too long, and failure to renovate them will likely have dire effects on the safety of our water supply.

Proposed legislation: H.R.1429 - Drinking Water Infrastructure for Job Creation Act (116th Congress)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Maxine Waters (CA)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current water treatment policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support providing emergency supplemental appropriations of $7.5 billion over the next 6 years for job creation and to address the nation's drinking water infrastructure by assisting public water systems to finance infrastructure projects, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support providing emergency supplemental appropriations of $7.5 billion over the next 6 years for job creation and to address the nation's drinking water infrastructure by assisting public water systems to finance infrastructure projects, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.1429 - Drinking Water Infrastructure for Job Creation Act (116th Congress).

If elected as a trustee, National League of Cities will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for repairing, renovating and replacing clean water and waste-water treatment facilities.

About: The National League of Cities is an organization comprised of city, town and village leaders that are focused on improving the quality of life for their current and future constituents. With over 90 years of dedication to the strength, health and advancement of local governments, the NLC has gained the trust and support of more than 2,000 cities across the nation. Together, our mission is to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions. The National League of Cities’ Center for City Solutions provides research, education, and analysis of key topics and trends that impact the people in America’s communities.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
September 26, 2022