IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 26, 2018
Mr. Booker (for himself, Mrs. Capito, and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to modify provisions relating to the household water well system grant program.
Household water well system grant program modifications
Section 306E of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926e) is amended—
by striking the section designation and heading and inserting the following:
Grants to nonprofit organizations for construction, refurbishing, and servicing of individually owned household water well systems and household decentralized wastewater systems in rural areas for individuals with low or moderate income
in subsection (a), by striking
100 percent and inserting
in subsection (b)—
in paragraph (1)—
loans and inserting
or household decentralized wastewater systems after
water well systems; and
by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
The amount of a subgrant provided to an eligible individual using grant funds under this section shall not exceed $20,000 for each water well system or decentralized wastewater system described in paragraph (1).
Use in cases of well water contamination
In the event of well water contamination, the Secretary shall allow the use of a subgrant provided using grant funds under this section for the installation of water treatment measures as needed beyond the point of entry, with or without the installation of new well equipment.
in subsection (c), by striking
productive use of individually-owned household water well systems and inserting
effective use of individually owned household water well systems or household decentralized wastewater systems; and
in subsection (d), by striking
$5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018 and inserting
$100,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.