America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
|Enacted by||the 115th United States Congress|
|Acts amended||Water 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|
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 is a United States federal law, enacted during the 115th United States Congress, that provides for water infrastructure improvements throughout the country in the areas of:
- flood control
- navigable waterways
- water resources development
- maintenance and repair of dams and reservoirs
- ecosystem restoration
- public water systems
- financing of improvements
- hydropower development
- technical assistance to small communities.
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).
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".
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Summary of current EPA actions
- Modifications to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
- Community Water System risk and resilience assessments
- Implementation of amendments to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
- Administration of funding for the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grant programs
- Development of asset management and capacity development strategies for state agencies and public water systems
Upcoming EPA actions
- Water System Restructuring Rule
- Small System Report to Congress
- United States. America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Pub.L. 115–270 (text) (pdf). October 23, 2018.
- "America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: Overview". Washington, D.C.: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). August 1, 2019.