On March 29, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, and the Council of Financing Infrastructure released their report “States’ Alternative Proposal to WIFIA.” The report addresses the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 (S. 335) which was introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and was later incorporated into the Water Resources Development Act (S. 601). The report recommends that states, not the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), manage the federal loan guarantee program for flood control and wastewater infrastructure projects.