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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of the national water efficiency standards, focusing on: (1) the estimated impact of the national water efficiency standards on water consumption levels and wastewater flows; and (2) how repealing the national standards might affect projected investments in drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure, state and local governments' ability to finance their infrastructure needs, and the likelihood of moratoria on new residential and commercial construction if the demand for water is unabated.

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