Dear ASA Members:
Both the House and Senate are currently considering legislation to invest over
$85 billion in infrastructure as part of President Obama’s $850 billion
economic stimulus package he wants to sign in early-to mid-February to put
Americans back to work.
While much of these funds are being appropriated to
rebuild our nation’s deteriorating roads, bridges and electrical grid,
is also considering the appropriation of as much as $30 billion to improve the
pumping stations and thousands of miles of pipe and valves that comprise
America’s aging water infrastructure.
Initial drafts of this legislation also provide for an
extension of the homeowner tax credits for purchasing energy-efficient and
water-saving products as well as repeal of the 3% withholding requirement on
all government contracts, two other issues important to the PHCP and PVF
This legislation is on a fast-track in both the House
and Senate. Therefore,it’s
very important that all ASA members contact their Senators and Representatives
now to let them know you want them to protect America’s ability to deliver its
valuable water resources.
hereto review the entire text of this urgent legislative
alert, and then, send letters to your elected officials in Washington, DC.
Using the enhanced advocacy tools and resources now
ASA’s Web site, it will take less than 5 minutes for you to act
on this information and send a letter to your Representative(s) and both
For more information, pleaseclick hereto review the one-page
position papers on all of the issues currently on ASA’s legislative agenda.
Executive Vice President
American Supply Association
ASA Issues Infrastructure Legislative Alert
January 27, 2009