S. 1669 (112th): Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2011

Introduced:
Oct 06, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Benjamin Cardin
Senator from Maryland
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Oct 06, 2011
Length
12 pages
Related Bills
S. 1508 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 17, 2013

H.R. 2738 (Related)
Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 6, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Oct 06, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 06, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program of awarding grants to owners or operators of water systems to increase the resiliency or adaptability of the systems to any ongoing or forecasted changes to the hydrologic conditions of a region of the United States.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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10/6/2011--Introduced.
Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2011 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to:
(1) establish the Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Program to provide grants to owners or operators of water systems for programs or projects to increase the resiliency or adaptability of the systems to any ongoing or forecasted changes to the hydrologic conditions of a U.S. region; and
(2) give priority to owners or operators of water systems that are at the greatest and most immediate risk of facing significant negative impacts due to changing hydrologic conditions.
Requires the Administrator to ensure that the list of grant applications funded include a substantial number that propose to use innovative approaches that:
(1) promote more efficient water use, water conservation, water reuse, or recycling;
(2) use decentralized, low-impact development technologies and nonstructural approaches, including practices that use, enhance, or mimic the natural hydrological cycle or protect natural flows;
(3) reduce stormwater runoff or flooding by protecting or enhancing natural ecosystem functions;
(4) modify, upgrade, enhance, or replace existing water system infrastructure in response to changing hydrologic conditions;
(5) improve water quality or quantity for agricultural and municipal uses, including through salinity reduction; and
(6) provide multiple benefits, including to water supply enhancement or demand reduction, water quality protection or improvement, increased flood protection, and ecosystem protection or improvement.

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