Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee helps to mold legislation and regulation that will cost-effectively allow members to continue to protect water sources and to improve the security and preparedness of water utilities.


Tom Sexton (Chair)

Committee Updates

Break rates for almost half of U.S. water mains up more than 40% in 6 years: Study

From Waterworld.com LOGAN, UTAH, MARCH 8, 2018 — Utah State University’s (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory has published a second comprehensive study on break rates of the most commonly used water pipe materials titled, “Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study.” The Buried Structures Laboratory has a large scale testing facility […]

Funding Opportunity: $5 Million in Climate Vulnerability Preparedness Funding

from Mass.gov Funding and Newly Released Climate Change Data to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change. Continuing its commitment to working with communities and local partners to prevent and prepare for climate change, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5 million in supplemental funding for the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. The deadline for MVP Planning […]

US House Farm Bill Includes Language for Water Infrastructure

• Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 • The legislation also extends programs offering grants and loans to small water utilities to upgrade their drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities; • These programs had been eliminated (under the Rural Utilities Service) in the President’s […]