Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, released the following statement Tuesday after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 last week.
In addition to authorizing major water projects nationwide, the bill included a provision allowing the Santa Clarita Valley to compete for funding of up to $100 million for critical infrastructure projects in water and sewage, according to Garcia’s office.
“As we fight groundwater contamination from PFAS and Droughtit is critical that water agencies in the 25th Ward have access to federal assistance to ensure residents have and maintain access to clean drinking water,” Garcia said. “My provision in the 2022 WRDA will ensure that there is funding for years to come for projects to support PFAS reduction and needed water and wastewater projects throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. ”
SCV Water Agency General Manager Matt Stone shared his appreciation for the Santa Clarita Valley clearance pass.
“We would like to thank Congressman Garcia for recognizing the value that water resources infrastructure plays in the health and economy of the country,” Stone said. “Specifically, we appreciate the Congressman’s work in securing authority for the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency to work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers on important water supply and treatment projects that benefit our neighborhoods and the watershed.”
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