WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today following recent reports of Bowie residents struggling with the city’s deeply tuberculated water pipes:
“I am deeply concerned by recent reports highlighting the state of tuberculated water pipes in Bowie. Hundreds of residents are living with brown or discolored water in their homes, heightening alarm regarding the safety of the water quality in the city. These complaints put special emphasis on the need for the investments provided by the bipartisan infrastructure law that was signed into law last month. This law secures $844 million in Maryland to improve water infrastructure across our state, including funding that can help communities like Bowie make needed repairs to ensure families can access clean drinking water.
“Residents of Bowie are rightfully frustrated by this growing problem. Earlier this year, I fought for $2 million to replace one mile of deteriorating water pipes in the city of Bowie, and I remain hopeful these funds will be included in future appropriations legislation. The health and well-being of our communities must come first, and I will continue to monitor this issue and press for its resolution on behalf of Bowie families.”