United States Code

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§ 300j–3d.
Water supply cost savings
(a)
Drinking water technology clearinghouse
The Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall—
(1)
develop a technology clearinghouse for information on the cost-effectiveness of innovative and alternative drinking water delivery systems, including wells and well systems; and
(2)
disseminate such information to the public and to communities and not-for-profit organizations seeking Federal funding for drinking water delivery systems serving 500 or fewer persons.
(b)
Water system assessment
In any application for a grant or loan for the purpose of construction, replacement, or rehabilitation of a drinking water delivery system serving 500 or fewer persons, the funding for which would come from the Federal Government (either directly or through a State), a unit of local government or not-for-profit organization shall self-certify that the unit of local government or organization has considered, as an alternative drinking water supply, drinking water delivery systems sourced by publicly owned—
(1)
individual wells;
(2)
shared wells; and
(3)
community wells.
(c)
Report to Congress
Not later than 3 years after December 16, 2016, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to Congress a report that describes—
(1)
the use of innovative and alternative drinking water delivery systems described in this section;
(2)
the range of cost savings for communities using innovative and alternative drinking water delivery systems described in this section; and
(3)
the use of drinking water technical assistance programs operated by the Administrator and the Secretary of Agriculture.
(Pub. L. 114–322, title II, § 2108, Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1728.)
cite as: 42 USC 300j-3d