NEWS POSTED 04/07/2017 – EPA CHANGES IMPACT RURAL WATER

April 7, 2017

In addition to elimination of USDA Rural Development water and wastewater loan and grant funding, the President’s proposed budget contains significant cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency. These cuts would have wide-ranging consequences, including an impact on drinking water. Some of the effects of the proposed EPA funding cuts are outlined in this article: Trump’s Proposed Cuts Threaten Midwest Water

Another big change for the EPA comes with the confirmation of their newest administrator, Scott Pruitt. National Rural Water Association welcomed Mr. Pruitt to the position with a letter, offering education on water and wastewater utilities and outlining their hopes for EPA’s involvement with rural water going forward. NRWA’s response to the appointment of Mr. Pruitt, as well as the changes they hope to see, is explored in this article: Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change

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