The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $12.2 million (€11.5 million) to the state of Utah from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).
The funding will support Utah communities in upgrading essential water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure that protects public health and treasured water bodies.
Nearly half of this funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans helping underserved communities across America invest in water infrastructure.
The announcement builds on previous funding provided for Utah communities for water and wastewater treatment through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including $9.3 million (€8.7 million) for the CWSRF and $493,000 (€462,000) to address emerging contaminants.
“Clean rivers, lakes, and streams are vital to Utah’s people and economy,” said EPA Regional Administrator KC Becker.
“These Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds will complete much-needed water and wastewater projects and create jobs in communities across the state.”
The $2.4 billion (€2.3 billion) announced is the second wave of funding made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to invest in America.
In May 2022, EPA announced the initial allotment of $1.9 billion (€1.8 billion) from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to states, Tribes and territories through the CWSRF. That money is supporting hundreds of critical water infrastructure projects around the country.