Last week, the Legislative Water Commission (LWC) met and adopted its legislative priorities for 2019. Several of the priorities may be of particular interest to MESERB members, including a proposal to create a planning process to prepare statewide water policy for future changes to climate, landscapes, hydrology and infrastructure; a proposal to allow sanitary districts to use existing revenue to address inflow and infiltration; a proposal to memorialize independent peer review of wastewater standards in statute; and a proposal to increase funding for clean water grant and loan programs administered by the Public Facilities Authority. You can read a draft of the full list of priorities here.

If you have any questions about the LWC or how its legislative priorities could impact your city or district, please contact Elizabeth Wefel at