With less than a month left in office, President Barack Obama signs into law the historic Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. This new legislation will authorize California drought relief, provide aid to address lead contaminate drinking water, $10 billion in flood control, navigation beach re-nourishment, and environmental restoration projects.
One of the biggest accomplishments included in WIIN is a renewed commitment to water recycling. “OCWD is pleased that Congress heeded calls, among them to revise the Title XVI program to allow for a truly competitive grants program that holds the promise of expediting the construction of sustainable water recycling projects,” stated Cathy Green, OCWD President. (CA Patch Staff)
What does this mean for civil engineers and companies like Torrent? If there’s ever been a time to team up and find creative ways to incorporate LID projects utilizing drywells – it’s now! Over the past year we’ve been delivering news to you with the same underlying theme, “the conversation about groundwater is changing”. As we’ve all been hoping, legislation is changing with the conversation and is creating more opportunity for California to embrace stormwater, groundwater recharge, and LID projects.
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