Small City Clean Water Standards Compliance Study Committee (J)
Identify and comprehensively review the financial and other challenges faced by small cities in complying with the various state and federal clean water standards, and to consider options for addressing those challenges. The committee shall evaluate the future effectiveness of the Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program and the Water Quality Financing Program, and may evaluate any other existing or proposed state programs. The committee shall seek input and may request information or assistance from public and private stakeholders and experts, including utility management organizations, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, the Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Finance Authority, the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Economic Development Authority, the Iowa Chamber Alliance, the Iowa League of Cities, and the Iowa State Association of Counties. The committee shall submit its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly for consideration during the 2019 legislative session.