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S.1508: Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) establish the Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Program to provide grants to owners or operators of water systems for programs or projects to increase the resiliency or adaptability of the systems to any ongoing or forecasted changes to the hydrologic conditions of a U.S. region, and (2) give priority to owners or operators of water systems that are at the greatest and most immediate risk of facing significant negative impacts due to changing hydrologic conditions.

Requires the Administrator to ensure that the list of grant applications funded includes a substantial number that propose to utilize innovative approaches that meet at least one of these goals: (1) promote more efficient water use, water conservation, water reuse, or recycling; (2) use decentralized, low-impact development technologies and nonstructur...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 17, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.