Industry officials are hopeful legislation will be introduced soon in the Senate to reauthorize the state re­volving fund program for clean-wa­ter infrastructure projects. Although the House approved its SRF bill in March, no Senate bill has yet emerged. But Senate En­vironment and Public Works Com­mittee Chair­man Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said at a Sept. 18 briefing that reauthorizing funding for wastewater projects is a priority for the committee.

Susan Bruninga, the National Association of Clean Water Agen­cies’ director of legislative and public affairs, says a Senate bill could be introduced near Oct. 18, the Clean Water Act’s 35th anniversary, as a “symbolic gesture.” But she says it depends on the fate of the Water Resources Development Act, which faces a potential presidential veto.