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SPRINGFIELD – Legislation introduced by State Senator Ram that would create opportunities for careers in water infrastructure was signed into law last Friday.

“The ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan is a prime example of what can happen to communities when their water infrastructure is neglected by their government for long periods of time,” VIllivalam (D-Chicago) said. “By creating the Clean Water Workforce Pipeline Program, Illinois is taking important steps to avoid that same fate while training local folks for strong, union jobs that will bolster our economy and change lives.”

SB 2146 would require the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to create a Clean Water Workforce Pipeline Program that would provide grants and other financial assistance to prepare people for careers in water infrastructure.

This legislation takes effect immediately.

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