Congresswoman Angie Craig Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Water Pollution

Bill would reauthorize and increase funds for local communities to address water pollution caused by rainfall and snowmelt
February 25, 2019
Press Release

U.S. Rep Angie Craig (MN-02) is leading a bipartisan effort with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18) to reduce harmful water pollution in our lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters and ground waters caused by the runoff of snowmelt and rainfall.

The Local Water Protection Act increases a voluntary grant fund designed to give local and state governments the flexibility to make conservation practice improvements aimed at decreasing water pollutants through partnerships within their communities.

You can learn more about the Local Water Protection Act here.

“Clean water is vital to the daily health of Minnesotans and the beauty of our state, from the water we drink to the lakes we swim in,” said Rep. Craig. “My first bipartisan bill in Congress will renew and increase the critical funding that communities need to keep Minnesota’s waters clean and safe for generations to come.”

"The Low-Cost Feedlot Fix Program funded by EPA 319 gives us the flexibility to install practical, locally prioritized stormwater runoff treatment solutions," John Jaeger, Goodhue Soil and Water Conservation District Board Supervisor.

“Fixing our water quality issues needs to start at the source by preventing pollution to begin with. Our bipartisan bill will increase federal support to prevent agricultural runoff, assist with septic to sewer conversions, and address other forms of pollutants. Working together, we can tackle this from all angles and make a real difference for our waterways,” Rep. Mast.