Carper in Wilmington to Announce Senate Passage of Clean Water Bill

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The bipartisan legislation helps ensure clean drinking water for all Americans; advances goals of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Today, May 3, 2021, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, will join local and national water officials to celebrate Senate passage of S.914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWIA).

DWWIA is the first infrastructure bill approved by the Senate this Congress, and the first bill passed this Congress that advances the goals of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. The legislation has broad support from bipartisan congressional leaders, the Biden White House, environmental advocates, business leaders, and labor unions. DWWIA would strengthen our nation’s water systems, foster economic growth, build climate-resilient infrastructure, and help ensure all Americans have access to clean, safe water. More information on the legislation can be found here.

WHO:

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Representatives from Wilmington and state and regional local water suppliers

David Baird, National Rural Water Association President

WHERE: Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Plant, E 12th St & Hay Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809. This event will be held outdoors and masks and temperature checks are required.

WHEN: Monday, May 3, 2021, 10 – 11 a.m.

RSVP: Katie Grasso, (302) 598-4915 or Katie_Grasso@carper.senate.gov