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PCA US cement producers urge for the reauthorisation of water infrastructure legislation

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Portland Cement Association's US cement producers are urging congress to reauthorise federal legislation needed to maintain and improve the nation's water infrastructure.

PCA US cement producers urge for the reauthorisation of water infrastructure legislation

“America deserves safe, strong and resilient water infrastructure – our economy depends on it,” said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland. “Water infrastructure built with concrete is long-lived, has a low life-cycle cost, and is resilient to man-made and natural disasters. We need this legislation to ensure our drinking water is safe, our waterways are navigable and secure, and that we have water infrastructure capable of serving generations to come.”

The US House of Representatives is currently considering a two-year reauthorisation of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), while the US Senate is considering companion legislation, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA).

The cement industry supports reauthorisation of water infrastructure legislation that includes: increased investment in waterway and flood control infrastructure; increased funding for water infrastructure construction programmes like the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund (SRF) and Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) programmes, and promotes resilient construction techniques that use durable and reliable materials such as concrete.

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