New funding boosts water infrastructure upgrade plans

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $42.9 million (€40 million) from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for Montana drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.
This funding is part of the over $50 billion (€46 million) investment in water infrastructure upgrades from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – the largest such investment in American history.
The announcement will support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and treasured water bodies across the state. Almost half of this funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans, ensuring funds reach underserved communities most in need of investments in water infrastructure.
“Over the past three years, EPA has invested nearly $175 million (€161 million) for new and upgraded wastewater and drinking water services in Montana communities through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said EPA Regional Administrator KC Becker.
“These projects are building new treatment and delivery systems, creating jobs and securing healthy watersheds and safe drinking water across the state.”
“Water is life, plain and simple – especially in rural areas, farms, and ranches and so many parts of Montana where folks are on their own when it comes to water management,” said Senator Jon Tester. “I’m proud to have secured this funding through my bipartisan infrastructure law – the largest investment in water infrastructure in our nation’s history – and I will continue to make sure these funds are distributed efficiently to ensure safer drinking water for generations of Montanans to come.”

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