According to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), “The nation’s drinking water utilities need $384.2 billion in infrastructure investments over the next 20 years . . . to ensure the public health, security, and economic well-being” of towns and cities across the United States. It is also estimated that capital investment needs for the nation’s wastewater and stormwater systems will total $298 billion, according to American Society of Civil Engineer’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This Article addresses the importance of State Revolving Funds (“SRFs”) in funding the construction and maintenance of climate resilient systems— projects that are vital to public health and safety.
Cutchin, Caitlin (2017) "Investing in Resiliency: Prioritizing Water Systems and Investing in Green Infrastructure," Sustainable Development Law & Policy: Vol. 16 : Iss. 1 , Article 4. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/sdlp/vol16/iss1/4