REP LIEU STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF KEY PROVISION IN WRDA THAT INCREASES WATER SUPPLY IN THE SOUTH BAY

November 1, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Last week, President Trump signed into law the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to authorize water resources development projects. The law contains a provision advocated by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) to increase the authorization for funding the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project. This project will increase the delivery of recycled water throughout the Harbor and South Bay region, improve water quality, and reduce reliance on imported water. In April, Congressman Lieu and his colleagues wrote to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requesting the increase in funding authorization.

“Since I came to Congress in 2015, my colleagues from Los Angeles and I have been fighting to increase the funding available for the Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project. I am thrilled that the President has now signed into law a bill that among other things will improve water quality and expand the delivery of recycled water throughout the South Bay. Water scarcity and drought remain perpetual issues in my district and projects like the Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project are critical to increasing our water supply.”

READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE LETTER HERE

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Congressman Lieu is a member of the House Foreign Affairs and House Judiciary Committees. 
Mr. Lieu is a veteran, having served on Active Duty in the Air Force, and is also an Assistant Whip for the Democratic Caucus.