Nearly a dozen state and local groups are urging Congress to restore significant cuts that were made to the clean water and drinking water state revolving fund programs in the latest appropriations bill.

In the fiscal year 2014 House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill, lawmakers appropriated $250 million for the clean water state revolving fund and $350 million for the drinking water SRF. This compares with $1.452 billion and $909 million funding levels in the fiscal year 2013 omnibus spending bill for the clean water and drinking water SRFs, respectively.

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