Capito: Water Infrastructure Bill will modernize, improve nation’s waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) applauded passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN), legislation that will modernize water infrastructure and address flood prevention. The bill passed the Senate on a 78-21 vote early Saturday morning and includes the Water Resources Development Act, which passed the Senate earlier this year. “The WIIN Act invests in critical water infrastructure, including waterways, flood protection and other resources, in a commonsense, bipartisan way. These important projects will bring vitality to our economy and support needed improvements in communities across the country,” said Senator Capito. “Of particular importance to West Virginia, this bill gives states authority and certainty when regulating coal ash, calls for a study of flood risk management projects within the Kanawha River Basin, authorizes funding for the high hazard dams across West Virginia that are important to the state’s economy, and addresses drinking water infrastructure issues.”

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