US EPA awards water infrastructure grant to Kansas
The funding will support Kansas 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, while creating good-paying jobs.
“President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering an unprecedented investment in America that will revitalize essential water and wastewater infrastructure across the country,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.
“Not only will these funds expand access to clean water and safeguard the environment, but more underserved communities that have been left behind for far too long will be able to access them.”
“This $20.9 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will be used to update aging water systems and will allow our communities to address the water infrastructure vulnerabilities that are exposed when we experience the effects of climate change, such as increased storm severity and flooding,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Meghan A. McCollister.
“The state’s investments through this fund will increase access to clean water and protect our water resources for the future, while helping to keep utility rates affordable for Kansans.”