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Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. TOOMEY. Mr. President, water systems are currently required to mail reports every year that detail in great specificity all the minute trace chemicals that are inevitably in the water supply. This is at a great cost and it is a problem, particularly for rural water systems. What my amendment would do is permit the water companies, provided there are no violations, to inform their customers in each and every monthly bill that they can obtain this information on the Web site. There are absolutely no changes whatsoever in water standards, of course, and every company would still have to mail these detailed reports if the water failed to comply with the State or Federal standards. This is a way we can free up tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary mailing costs and make that available for infrastructure investment.

I am happy to yield to my colleague, the Senator from Oklahoma.


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