Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Lancaster, Pennsylvania Mayor Rick Gray will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife on Tuesday, March 28th at 2:30 pm ET on the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S.692).

During his testimony, Mayor Gray will commend the bill as a “Positive step toward

acknowledging that as a nation, we need to approach our water and wastewater infrastructure and compliance issues in a much more practical and sustainable manner.”

He will also explain that mayors want the ability to work with their state and EPA to prioritize investment in wet weather overflows and flooding collectively, rather than individually, by codifying various EPA memorandums on water tools and affordability.

“Our communities and more importantly, our citizens, do not have unlimited funds to implement every rule and regulation in a silo, without considering what benefits might result.  As we are fond of saying at the Conference of Mayors, “If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority,” Gray will assert.

WHAT:     Lancaster (PA) Mayor Gray to testify on behalf of the nation’s mayors on The Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017

WHEN:     Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm ET

WHERE:   410 Senate Dirksen Office Building | Washington, D.C.  20515