April 15, 2016
Volume XV, Edition 14
By a vote of 65-33, the Iowa House passed HF 2451, a bill that would fund various water quality initiatives. The bill would change the current sales tax on metered water to an excise tax of 6 percent. This would designate revenues generated by the excise tax to a water quality infrastructure fund. Eligibility of projects for $500,000 grants would expand to included drinking water facilities and upgrading wastewater treatment plants.