Hello–

This week, I introduced a bill that seeks to ensure the public availability of safe and affordable drinking water in rural communities.

Approximately 1,000 Mississippi communities receive water from rural water associations or small municipalities.

This legislation would help provide technical assistance and compliance training for these smaller districts to meet federal compliance for an additional five years.

In addition to being the main source of compliance aid, rural water technical assistance contributes to emergency response efforts, such as Hurricane Katrina when hundreds of communities relied on assistance from surrounding state rural water associations.

Without these services, safe and clean water for rural communities and small municipalities throughout Mississippi would be put in jeopardy.

God Bless,

Gregg Harper
Member of Congress