Adding to the conversation around safe drinking water that is going on in the halls of Congress, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced her own water-related legislation, her office said Monday.
The U.S. Senate has been working to deliver an aid package to Flint, Mich., where water in aging pipes has resulted in lead poisoning. Flint’s problems have opened up a broader debate about the condition of drinking water infrastructure and water policies around the country. The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that it would take $384 billion of spending by 2030 to continue providing clean drinking water to all Americans.
“Flint is not alone; there are many other communities across the United States that face serious challenges,” Baldwin, a Democrat, said in a news release. “With technological innovation, we could have better solutions to confront water problems.”