WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, H.R. 8. The legislation provides for improvements to the Nation's ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure to generate economic growth and protect communities across the country.
"This bill continues the successful flood protection work that has been completed across southern and eastern Kentucky over the last three decades, and takes great strides to repair failing water systems to ensure clean drinking water is available for every American," said Congressman Rogers. "It also supports the critical work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who work to protect our communities and waterways every day."
The bill authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help repair a water system in Hazard, Kentucky, including a larger water treatment plant, intake structures, raw water pipelines, distribution lines, pumps and storage tanks.
WRDA also provides $10 million for other water-related infrastructure and resource protection projects in Kentucky.
The legislation now moves on to the U.S. Senate for consideration.