Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stimulus money sought to support water projects

Stimulus money sought to support water projects
By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel

The Water Council, a trade group of Milwaukee-area civic leaders who aim to bolster the region's water technology industries, on Wednesday urged Washington lawmakers to include water infrastructure spending in the nation's economic stimulus package.

"While our nation's highways and bridges are grabbing the headlines, what is not being adequately addressed in the stimulus package is the more than $1 trillion that is needed immediately to ensure the continued delivery of clean drinking water to our citizens and the vital treatment of wastewater," said Richard Meeusen, co-chairman of the Water Council and chief executive officer of Brown Deer water meter manufacturer Badger Meter Inc.

In a statement, the Water Council joined national interest groups like the American Water Works Association and the Nature Conservancy in calling on the U.S. Senate to include funds for water-related infrastructure in the $800 billion stimulus package.
Click on Title link to view entire article. Thanks to Jane Dauffenbach of Aquarius Systems for the submission.

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