Senate Passes Crucial Water Infrastructure Bill to Aid Flint, Other Cities

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a $9 billion water infrastructure bill that not only earmarks funds to fix the lead contamination problem in Flint, MI, but also millions of dollars in federal funds to assist states states who suffer a new drinking water crisis.

faucet-989515_1280According to a report from, in addition to infrastructure investment, the bill “also designates $20 million to start a national lead exposure registry and advisory committee, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and a total of $30 million for programs to prevent lead exposure in children, administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Housing and Urban Development.”

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