October 4, 2013 (BOSTON) _ The State Senate is proposing a bill designed to help improve water and sewer infrastructure in Massachusetts.
Senate President Therese Murray of Plymouth is one of the sponsors.
It would significantly increase the amount local communities can borrow at low interest rates from the state's water pollution abatement trust.
The goal would be to help improve and protect water supplies.
A 2012 report found Massachusetts is facing a shortfall of approximately $21 billion over the next two decades to keep drinking and wastewater systems in a state of adequate repair.