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U.S. Senate Passes Water Infrastructure Act, Which Will Help Tribes With Water Projects


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The U.S. Senate passed The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act Of 2021 Thursday. The legislation was cosponsored and shaped by Arizona Senator Mark Kelly and authorizes more then $35-billion for water infrastructure projects and will invest in drinking water and wastewater needs for the state and its 22 Native American tribes. In the act is the re-authorization of the Indian Reservation Drinking Water Program and provides $50-million yearly to the EPA to fund tribal water projects. Ten projects every year must be funded in the Lower Colorado River Basin. The bill was passed with a bipartisan vote. It now heads to the House of Representatives.