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Federal bill would end mandate for iron in water infrastructure projects, allow alternative materials

October 29, 2019

Several municipalities have regulations in place that significantly restrict the types of materials available used for infrastructure projects. Those receiving funds from several federal agencies, such as the Federal Highway Administration would have to make changes, should the bill become law.

The SMART Infrastructure Act encourages what it considers “modern, resilient solutions that use taxpayer dollars responsibly by requiring fair and open competition among suppliers of construction materials for infrastructure projects that receive federal funding.”

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