Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Kirk, (R-IL) recently introduced the Water Infrastructure Now Public-Private Partnership Act (WIN P3 Act).
The bill would create a pilot program to explore public-private partnerships as alternatives to traditional models for water infrastructure projects. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be authorized to accept up to 15 navigation, flood damage reduction, and hurricane and storm damage reduction projects into the pilot program. For each project, the Corps and non-federal sponsors could enter into new agreements to decentralize planning, design, and construction to speed up project delivery.
To download the bill in its entirety, visit http://bit.ly/WINP3Act.