In Brief: Colorado utilities, nonprofits ask feds for help in next round of stimulus funding

Colorado nonprofits, cities, and water utilities including Conservation Colorado, the City of Thornton, the City of Greeley, and Denver Water are asking Congress for funding for water infrastructure and affordability packages amidst coronavirus.

The letter asks for $4 billion to help low-income households pay water bills and $100 billion over five years for a federal partnership to protect clean drinking water, which includes $2.2 billion for Colorado’s Drinking Water and Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds. The programs provide low-interest loans to water districts.

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