Jul 15, 2009

NUCA CEO Bill Hillman to Testify on Clean Water Trust Fund

House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to hold hearing

National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) Chief Executive Officer Bill Hillman will testify before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment at a hearing entitled "Opportunities and Challenges in the Creation of a Clean Water Trust Fund" on July 15 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Hillman will speak on the underground utility construction industry's views on the concept of a clean water trust fund as well as the potential funding sources evaluated in a recent report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Hillman will also summarize the findings of the Clean Water Council's economic impact study, Sudden Impact, which describes the ways that water infrastructure investment produces immediate economic benefits, from job creation to increased demand for goods and services, personal income and the expansion of state and local tax bases. NUCA's testimony will demonstrate the broad and significant impacts to America's economy that would come with the establishment of a long-term, self-sustaining clean water trust fund.