Collins honored by Water Works Association

Oct 02, 2019

Holliston, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, received the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the New England Water Works Association, a not-for-profit organization of water works professionals. A representative from Collins’ office accepted the award on her behalf Sept. 23 during the New England Water Works Association 138th Annual Conference at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. The senator thanked the crowd via a video acceptance speech.

The Legislator of the Year Award is presented to a member or members of the U.S. Congress or a state legislative body who has substantially assisted in the promotion of legislation or the advancement of policy that protects public health and the environment while ensuring safe drinking water.

Collins has been a supporter of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program. In April she joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, legislation that will make $900 million available each year without needing to be appropriated to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Land and Water Conservation Fund supports projects that protect drinking water resources, sensitive habitat for fish and wildlife, and private forestland.

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