Utility Contractors Welcome $5.8bn in Funding for U.S. Water Infrastructure Projects

The declaration was made jointly by Michael S. Regan, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Vice President Kamala Harris. It is a component of a broader $50 billion commitment to enhance waste infrastructure as outlined in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

According to Construction Briefing, the $5.8 billion in funding comes through the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), one of the EPA’s water investment programmes.

A total of $2.6 billion will go towards wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects, with another $3.2 billion going towards drinking water infrastructure.

NUCA CEO Doug Carlson welcomed the news but said much more funding was needed to upgrade the USA’s waster infrastructure. He said: 

NUCA is very pleased to support the Administration’s release of this EPA funding to every U.S. state and territory, helping to share this life-giving investment in clean water to many more Americans. The $3.2 billion through the Drinking Water SRF and the $2.6 billion via the Clean Water SRF highlights the importance of these two EPA programs in providing clean drinking water, replacing harmful lead pipes, and improving or rebuilding America’s wastewater infrastructure. America’s utility construction industry is ready to use this money to build these investments in public health over the years and decades ahead.”

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