r/DonaldTrump’s “Trump’s Top 45 Accomplishments” – #41: Water Infrastructure Improvements

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★ Accomplishment #41 ★

Water Infrastructure Improvements

Trump’s American Infrastructure Initiative

  • On February 12, 2018 President Trump introduced his ‘American Infrastructure Initiative’, which included using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other partners to help the development and management of water infrastructure projects across the nation.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/building-stronger-america-president-donald-j-trumps-american-infrastructure-initiative/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/INFRASTRUCTURE-211.pdf#page=29

  • On October 19, 2018 President Trump signed a ‘Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West’, which included more resources for forecasting water needs, eliminating regulatory burdens and speeding up the process for making needed changes, and supplying improved technology and resources for the needed projects.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-promoting-reliable-supply-delivery-water-west/

  • On March 22, 2019, The Trump Administration’s National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) released its ‘Coordinated Strategic Plan to Advance Desalination for Enhanced Water Security’, which involved advancing and improving water desalination technologies, identifying areas in need, accelerating investment into these areas and communities, and generally enhancing water security and improving water reliability.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/ensuring-our-nations-water-security/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Coordinated-Strategic-Plan-to-Advance-Desalination-for-Enhanced-Water-Security-2019.pdf

  • On February 29, 2020 President Trump signed a ‘Memorandum on Developing and Delivering More Water Supplies in California’. This memorandum is aimed at helping enhance water reliability and availability by improving the water delivery channels throughout the state of California, which have been damaged by fragmented and outdated regulator actions over the last few decades.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-developing-delivering-water-supplies-california/

Legislation

  • On October 23, 2018 President Trump signed the bipartisan legislation S 3021 “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018”

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3021

  • On January 14, 2019 President Trump signed the bipartisan legislation HR 7279 “Water Infrastructure Improvement Act”

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/7279

Clean Water Infrastructure investment

  • To date, the Trump Administration has invested $38 billion into clean water infrastructure projects through various agencies such as the USDA and EPA

Examples:

https://usdasearch.usda.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=usda&query=Wastewater+Infrastructure&commit=Search

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-6-billion-new-funding-water-infrastructure-projects

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-availability-26-billion-new-funding-improve-water-infrastructure-across

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-27-billion-infrastructure-protect-surface-waters-and-drinking-water

Flint, Michigan

  • On March 17, 2017, the EPA awarded Flint Michigan $100 million in funds, meant to replace lead service lines and improve water infrastructure.

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-03/documents/signedsrfletter31717.pdf

  • As of February 27 2020, the state of Michigan has yet to spent $87 million of the funds awarded by the EPA, despite repeated requests from the EPA to do so.

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2020/03/epa-says-87-million-banked-for-flint-water-crisis-still-hasnt-been-spent.html

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