Hanna touts bill to improve water infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna (R-22nd Congressional District) has joined with some of his colleagues in Congress for a bipartisan push to improve water infrastructure in communities throughout the country.

On Friday, Hanna helped unveil the “Water Investment Trust Fund Act,” a piece of legislation that would provide small, deficit-neutral, protected source of revenue to help states upgrade clean and drinking water facilities by creating a voluntary labeling and contributory system to which businesses that rely on a clean water source could participate.

At the heels of the lead water crisis in Flint, Mich., Hanna said it’s critical to maintain water infrastructure. The nation’s aging water systems are deteriorating, he said, and that’s leading to some serious economic, health and environmental issues.

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