EPA awards $200M to aid New England water infrastructure
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $2.7 billion in available funding for State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to assist with surface water and drinking water infrastructure projects. Of the total, more than $200 million will go to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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This year, the EPA is providing the New England states with more than $120 million for projects that address stormwater and aging wastewater infrastructure and implement water reuse and recycling. Another $80 million is allotted to projects that install treatments for contaminants, remove lead distribution lines, and improve system resiliency.
All funding is provided through the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs, which calls for states to contribute an additional 20 percent to match federal grants.