US EPA pumps funds for water infrastructure upgrades

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $42.9 million (€39.3 million) from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for New Mexico to implement drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.
The funding is part of the over $50 billion (€45 billion) investment in water infrastructure upgrades from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – the largest such investment in American history.
Thes 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.
“President Biden’s Investing in America agenda continues to transform communities for the better with this latest infusion of funds for critical water infrastructure projects,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.
“With $50 billion in total, the largest investment in water infrastructure in our nation’s history, EPA will enable communities across the nation to ensure safer drinking water for their residents and rebuild vital clean water infrastructure to protect public health for decades to come.”
“Through President’s Biden Investing in America agenda, EPA can fund long-overdue water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades in our nation, and prioritize this work in underfunded areas that need it the most,” said Regional Administrator Dr Earthea Nance.
“Since 2022, EPA has given over $100 million to Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico for water infrastructure needs. This new round of funding will help ensure every community can bring reliable water and wastewater services to every resident.”

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