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AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES BUSH'S RESCISSION REQUEST REJECTED

 AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION
 ANNOUNCES BUSH'S RESCISSION REQUEST REJECTED
 DENVER, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Congress has rejected President Bush's request to rescind the $1.25 million earmarked for the AWWA Research Foundation in EPA's FY92 budget. Not only did both Houses soundly defeat the request but they also inserted a special notice in their bills that recognized the cooperative and cost-sharing nature of the foundation's approach.
 Bipartisan support for the research funding was responsible for the committees' rapid decision to eliminate the foundation's earmark from the list of "pork barrel projects." The foundation was able to marshall a strong show of support through individual water utilities and organizations like the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, the National Association of Water Companies, and the American Water Works Association. Several utility managers, including John DeKam of Bay City, Mich.; Whit Van Cott of Toledo, Ohio; Remedios del Rosario of Detroit; Julius Ciaccia of Cleveland; Tom Cawley of Elizabethtown Water Co.; and Dean Noll of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, visited their representatives to personally carry the foundation's message to the decision-makers in Congress.
 While the foundation's leadership is disturbed about inaccuracies in the reasoning that led OMB to include the $1.25 million in the "pork," the end result has put the water industry in a more credible position with Congress. Responding to the rescission request gave the foundation an opportunity to describe the industry's research commitment to a broad range of Congressional leaders.
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 /CONTACT: James F. Manwaring of the American Water Works Association Research Foundation, 303-347-6100/ CO: American Water Works Association Research Foundation ST: Colorado IN: SU:


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