BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association released the following statement commending Congress for sending the America’s Water Infrastructure Act to President Donald J. Trump for his signature into law. The statement may be attributed to DIPRA president Patrick J. Hogan:


«We must make significant investments in our nation’s water infrastructure over the next 20 years to ensure that our communities continue to have access to clean, safe drinking water. We also must ensure that our wastewater systems are working properly to protect community health.

«America’s Water Infrastructure Act rightly focuses on increasing water infrastructure investments while maintaining local control for municipalities and other on-the-ground decision-makers who know best what their communities need. With more than 1-million miles of pipes running under our country, the importance of creating an infrastructure system that will last for generations is critically important.

«Water utilities are poised to be economic engines that make substantial contributions to their regions through good jobs, good schools, and good homes. Employees and small businesses alike benefit from skilled and diverse workforces. This legislation shows that Congress recognizes the economic benefits of investing in water infrastructure.»

America’s Water Infrastructure Act will authorize new projects under the Army Corps of Engineers and improve drinking water safety.

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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