America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

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America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
Great Seal of the United States
Enacted bythe 115th United States Congress
Public law115-270
Acts amendedWater Resources Development Act of 2016, Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Water Resources Development Act of 2000, Water Resources Development Act of 1996, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Federal Power Act
Legislative history

America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) is a United States federal law, enacted during the 115th United States Congress, which provides for water infrastructure improvements throughout the country in the areas of:

The law also reauthorizes the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) which provides expanded financial assistance to communities under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. These programs are administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

President Trump signs America's Water Infrastructure Act into law.

Summary of current EPA actions[edit]

Upcoming EPA actions[edit]

  • Water System Restructuring Rule
  • Small System Report to Congress[2]


Section 4201 of the Act authorised the creation of the state infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program. This is a loan program established to support State infrastructure financing authority borrowers, administered by EPA.[3]

Minneapolis Courthouse[edit]

Also included in the law is the designation of the United States courthouse located at 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the "Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse".


  1. ^ United States. America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Pub. L. 115–270 (text) (PDF). October 23, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: Overview". Washington, D.C.: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). August 1, 2019.
  3. ^ EPA, What is SWIFIA?, updated 13 June 2022, accessed 22 January 2023

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