Congress Approves Funding for Long Beach Seawater Desalination and Reclaimed Water Projects; Supports Nationally- Impacting Water Research Efforts

Ajax Login/Register

LONG BEACH, CA - The United States Congress passed an Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 4818; H. Rept. 108-792) for FY 2005 spending late Saturday evening, nearly two months into the Fiscal Year. Included in the omnibus appropriations measure is $1 million for the Long Beach Seawater Desalination Project. Also included is $1 million for the Long Beach Water Reuse Project, aimed at expanding the City's use of reclaimed water. President Bush is expected to sign the bill next week.