Author: Mary Tiemann
The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, heightened awareness of the state of the nation?s drinking water infrastructure and the challenges many communities face in maintaining and replacing water infrastructure and assuring the provision of safe, affordable water supplies. It also illustrated the complexities of implementing and complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA; 42 U.S.C. ??300f-300j-26). Numerous bills have been introduced in the 114th Congress to expand federal support for drinking water infrastructure projects, provide assistance to Flint, and amend the SDWA to address an array of issues.