Water Infrastructure: Needs and Financing Options


Albert Engel (Editor)

Series: Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: SCI052000

Policymakers are giving increased attention to issues associated with financing and investing in the nation’s drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, which take in water, treat it, and distribute it to households and other customers, and later collect, treat, and discharge water after use. The renewed attention is due to a combination of factors. These include the financial impacts on communities of meeting existing and anticipated regulatory requirements, the need to repair and replace existing infrastructure, concerns about paying for security-related projects, and proposals to stimulate U.S. economic activity by building and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. This book identifies a number of issues that continue to receive attention in connection with water infrastructure investment. It begins with a review of federal involvement; describes the debate about needs; and then examines key issues, including the nature of the problems to be solved, who will pay, and what the federal role is, and questions about mechanisms for delivering federal support. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-x

Water Infrastructure Needs and Investment: Review and Analysis of Key Issues
(Claudia Copeland, Mary Tiemann, CRS)pp. 1-52

Legislative Options for Financing Water Infrastructure
(Claudia Copeland, William J. Mallett, Steven Maguire, CRS)pp. 53-82

Water Infrastructure: Approaches and Issues for Financing Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure. Statement of J. Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office. Hearing on “Water Infrastructure Financing” pp. 83-104

Testimony of Michael H. Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hearing on “Water Infrastructure Financing” pp. 105-112

Index pp. 113-121


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