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In wake of transportation debate, water infrastructure bill in works

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State lawmakers are talking about ways to find more money for cities and towns to fix aging water infrastructure and expect to introduce a finance package proposal in September.

Now that a $500 million tax law is in place to pay for transportation infrastructure, addressing the state’s water needs is likely to be next on the list, say lawmakers and an official from the trust fund that oversees clean water and drinking water projects.

Senator James Eldridge, a Democrat from Acton, said he is working with Senate President Therese Murray’s office on a water infrastructure package that will be introduced in the fall.

“That is something I am spending a lot of time on this summer,” Eldridge said.

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