ACTION NEEDED — Update on PA Water Use Fee

ACTION NEEDED — Update on PA Water Use Fee

Erik A. Ross

Senior Associate

Milliron & Goodman Government Relations, LLC.

200 North 3rd Street

Suite 1500

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone:  717-232-5322

Cell:  717-574-3963

[email protected]

Don’t be fooled by the below article – the bay folks are still pushing for a water use fee on drinking water to pay for the Clean Water Procurement Program ($20 million) contained in Senate Bill 575 (Yaw-R), which is currently in the House State Government Committee.  As drafted, there is no funding source to pay for the $20 million – rumors continue that the strategy is to get SB 575 passed and then put a funding source into an unrelated bill (i.e., the Fiscal or Administrative Code) later (particularly with Maryland filing a lawsuit against PA and EPA).