Alaska gets clean water infrastructure upgrade

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $13.8 million (€13 million) to Alaska from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).
The funding will support Alaskan 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 unprecedented investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are what our communities and our environment need,” said EPA region 10 administrator Casey Sixkiller.
“This infusion of funds will help rebuild Alaska’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure, and will expand access to clean, safe water to communities that have too long been underserved. I encourage Alaskan communities to apply for these grants and seize this unique opportunity.”
“We are excited to be a partner in this historic opportunity and assist utilities in addressing their needs,” said Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune.
“The funding allocated to the Alaska State Revolving Fund by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will allow DEC to expand our reach beyond our traditional customer base to make impactful and long lasting improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems, as well as water quality, across the state.

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