WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Bond Lawyers is urging the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to write rules that broadly define the term "sewage facilities" so that tax-exempt bonds can be used for privately owned as well as publicly owned wastewater treatment systems.

"We believe that examination of the law, regulations and supporting materials can only lead to the conclusion that sewage disposal facilities include facilities that dispose of industrial sewage, storm drainage sewage and domestic sewage," the association said in a position paper that was sent to the Treasury and the IRS last month.

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