A Democratic senator has introduced legislation aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of water technology.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, introduced theWater Technology Acceleration Act this month with the aim of amending the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act “to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative water technologies.”
The legislation would create a grant program to fund public-private partnerships devoted to emerging water technologies and would require the U.S. EPA to evaluate the barriers to adoption for new water technologies. Baldwin highlighted “lead safety, phosphorus reduction, and treatment of bacteria and nitrates” as top water priorities, according toGovernment Technology.
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