House approves expanded funding for FEMA loans to water and wastewater plants
June 24, 2008
Iowa's 4th District Representative, Tom Latham, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, has pushed a bill through the House that would increase by $93 million
the amount available through FEMA for disaster-assistance loans to municipal entities like water
and wastewater treatment plants
that have lost revenues due to critical infrastructure damage due to flooding. The historic flooding of 2008 has left some of Iowa's treatment plants temporarily inoperable.
last revised June 2008