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LCV Statement on Senate Water Infrastructure Bill

Apr 29, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to Senate passage of S.914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote: 

“This is an important, bipartisan step on the path towards providing all communities in this country with access to clean, safe, and affordable water and we commend Senators Carper and Capito for leading this effort. While the bill makes some important down payments on investing in our water infrastructure, more work is needed to ensure that everyone, especially low-income communities and communities of color who have historically borne the brunt of pollution and failing water infrastructure, has access to clean water. Clean water is a basic human right and we look forward to working with Congress to build our water infrastructure back better.”

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