Bill Introduced to Modernize Water Infrastructure in the Southwest

Adriana Caldarelli

S.4231: Support to Rehydrate the Environment, Agriculture and Municipalities Act or STREAM Act. This bill is focused on addressing infrastructure needs in California and the Western US that continue to be taxed due to the on-going drought. In addition, to providing funding for water recycling, desalination, and other water supply projects, this bill also authorizes an additional $50 million for natural water retention and release projects to help restore stream and river channels with natural materials like wetlands.  

For more information and the most recent status of this bill, please visit: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/4231?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22S4231%22%2C%22S4231%22%5D%7D&s=1&r=1

To see a one-page summary of the bill, please visit:https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/7/2/72ef348b-052a-407a-bb27-f1507fc699c3/D5DE3DF50785BE355375D5DD3665BC96.2022.05.18-stream-act-summary.pdf

To see the full bill text, please visit: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/d/c/dcdb2237-c0b0-4a68-aad2-4d6e116da32f/A043D6E8F103B24DF7113608EF749727.2022.05.17-stream-act.pdf