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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg Highlight Critical Water Infrastructure Funds for Included in House-Passed Legislation

Thursday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), City of Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg, and Bellaire leaders highlighted a critical water infrastructure project for the City of Bellaire that recently passed the House of Representatives.  Congresswoman Fletcher worked to secure $782,000 in funding for the City of Bellaire to address the waterline infrastructure and improve water distribution and wastewater collection systems.  The funding will help repair and replace certain waterlines that are more than 50 years old. 

“One of our most important jobs in Congress is advocating for the needs of our community. As we recognize the four years since Hurricane Harvey hit our community, and as we talk infrastructure in Congress, I am glad to highlight one provision that will make a critical investment right here in our community: $782,000 to improve critical wastewater systems for the City of Bellaire,” said Congresswoman Fletcher.  “This project came directly from this community, and it offers an opportunity for the federal government to support the needs in direct and tangible ways.  I am grateful for the partnership of Mayor Friedberg and local community leaders working to improve the infrastructure for our constituents.” 

“Even with the incremental progress we've made in recent years, we still have a number of aging water and wastewater lines that are past their useful service lives and in need of replacement,” said Mayor Friedberg.  “We're grateful to Congresswoman Fletcher for working to secure this funding and supporting us in reinvesting in our community.” 

Congresswoman Fletcher secured this Community Project Funding for the City of Bellaire in the Fiscal Year 2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.  In July, the House of Representatives passed this bill with the allotted funding in H.R. 4502, a package of seven government appropriations bills.  The bill now awaits passage by the Senate.