Clean Water Advocacy - News Releases - March 24, 1999

Contact: John Millett, 202/833-4651, AMSA

Federal Infrastructure Funding Gaps Threaten Water Quality

The country could lose the battle against water pollution unless the federal government increases funding for local communities' wastewater infrastructure.

The “Cost of Clean” is rising sharply. To focus national attention on skyrocketing wastewater infrastructure costs, two leading national water quality organizations – the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies and the Water Environment Federation – will release startling findings on massive funding gaps facing local governments across the country. The Cost of Clean presents disturbing financial trends that jeopardize America's future water quality.

What: The AMSA/WEF Cost of Clean Release

When: March 31, 1999, 11:00am

Where: Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Following a presentation of the troubling national trends, a panel of local government officials will discuss the dilemmas posed by the clean water funding crunch. For further details contact John Millett at AMSA 202/833-4651.