GOLDEN, Colo., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) applauded President Trump’s commitment to water infrastructure development in his proposed budget that was released yesterday.

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«We’re pleased that during a time of significant belt-tightening across the federal government, President Trump continues to recognize the importance of updating our nation’s water infrastructure,» said Patrick Hogan, president of DIPRA. «We look forward to supporting the President’s vision of investing a trillion dollars in our nation’s infrastructure. By investing wisely now, we can ensure that water infrastructure reliably serves communities for generations to come.»

President Trump released his budget proposal yesterday that includes a two percent increase in the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving funds to $2.3 billion. It also shows $20 million for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program which matches current-level spending.

«We believe this shows how seriously President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are taking the urgent need to strengthen America’s aging drinking water system. DIPRA applauds this effort and will continue to work with all stakeholders throughout the process: From Budget through Appropriations,» Hogan said.

About DIPRA: Founded in 1915, the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) has served as a resource and technical advisor to the water industry. DIPRA also provides representation on standards-making committees as well as technical research on a variety of applications-based topics. While DIPRA member companies have different names and locations, they share a common commitment to produce and deliver the finest quality water and wastewater pipe material in the world, Ductile Iron Pipe, and at the greatest possible value to its purchasers.

 

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