Water & Sanitation Sector

For over two decades, The Furman Group has provided specialized government relations consulting services to municipalities and other public agencies developing water, sanitation and transportation projects. We have a demonstrated record of success representing public agencies in Washington, D.C.

We have helped numerous communities and public water agencies throughout the U.S. access over $300 million in federal funding for critical water, sanitation and other infrastructure projects. During that same period we planned and executed government relations strategies that have resulted in nearly $350 million in project authorizations for our clients.

Our successes in the water and sanitation field include the following actions:

  • Directed over $300 million in appropriations for water projects since 1992.
  • Successful advocaced for authorization of over $100 million through the Water Resources Development Act for water related Environmental Infrastructure and Rural Development Projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Conceived, drafted and advocated for the passage of the legislation that authorized the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI Water Recycling Program in 1992.
  • Successfully advocated for the expansion of the Title XVI Program authorization to include five new projects in 1996; and four additional projects to date.
  • Successfully advocated for the passage of an $85 million authorization for the clean up of the San Gabriel Groundwater Basin and a subsequent reauthorization for an additional $50 million for the project. To date The Furman Group has secured the appropriation of $78 million pursuant to that authorization.
  • Assisted our clients in securing over $45 million in EPA Special Needs Grant appropriations for water and sewer system improvements.
This represents only a partial list of our recent wins. For detailed information about some of our achievements, please see the case studies section of this site. We would encourage you to contact any of these clients for their candid assessment of our skills.

Based in Washington, D.C., The Furman Group has the experience and personnel needed to design and implement a government relations program tailored achieve success.

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