As the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates its 50th anniversary year, the agency has announced it has awarded $84 million (€74 million) to New Jersey to assist with water infrastructure projects.
The funding will help with projects to provide safe drinking water to communities throughout the state.
“EPA’s continued commitment to investing in our state and local partners’ infrastructure projects helps ensure residents have affordable access to safe drinking water and cleaner waterways,” said EPA regional administrator Pete Lopez.
“These funds, along with some recent flexibility that allowed New Jersey to transfer some of its clean water State Revolving Funds to be applied to drinking water system improvements focused on lead, will provide critical upgrades to help modernise New Jersey’s water infrastructure needs while protecting human health and the environment. These grants represent a long-standing and fruitful partnership between EPA and states.”
EPA awarded $65 million (€57 million) to the New Jersey Clean Water State Revolving Fund programme, administrated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and its financing programme, the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB).
EPA awarded $19 million (€16 million) to the New Jersey Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programme, also administrated by NJDEP and NJIB.
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