The chief executive officer of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), Doug Carlson, issued the following statement about the “Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021”:
“America’s utility construction industry and NUCA applaud House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Peter DeFazio’s bold and ambitious thinking in this new legislation. $40 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the nation’s primary resource conduit to build new water and wastewater systems in America’s communities, compellingly addresses the long-standing need for better water infrastructure in the United States.”
“This bipartisan bill will create thousands of new jobs, and deliver relief to millions of Americans in places like Texas or Mississippi who now face shortages in the most basic of human needs: access to clean and safe water supplies. NUCA members see first-hand everyday our neglected community infrastructure and welcome the passage of this legislation.”
A comprehensive list of the utility construction industry’s legislative infrastructure priorities can be found here or be reviewed online at www.nuca.com, under Media/Comment Letters, released March 3, 2021.