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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado


I introduced H.R. 4220 to keep water affordable for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities while giving them a greater stake in their water resources. The bill allows mutual water storage and delivery companies to maintain their non-profit status, even if they receive more than 15% of their revenue from non-members, so long as the monies are reinvested into maintenance, operations, and infrastructure improvements. This gives these companies the chance to use revenue from non-members for infrastructure that’s vital to their operations, keeping prices low for all users. 

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, the WATER Act was reported out of the Ways and Means Committee. Click here to view the press release. 

Read a recent article about my town hall where we discussed the WATER Act:

For more information, watch this video: