$6.5 Billion for Drinking Water Projects

Check out how much AGC-backed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding for drinking water projects will flow to your state.

On April 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the allotment of about $6.5 billion—largely provided under the AGC-backed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)—to states, territories, and tribes for construction or improvements to drinking water facilities, pipes, storage tanks, reservoirs and more. The fiscal year 2023 funding includes $6 billion via the IIJA that breaks down as follows: $3 billion in lead service line identification and improvement, $800 million to address PFAS and other emerging contaminants, and $2.2 billion in other critical drinking water system improvements. Additionally, approximately $500 million will also be available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund annual appropriations.

The IIJA provides over $50 billion to improve the nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems – the single largest investment in water the federal government has ever made. As of the end of March 2023, EPA has awarded over $5.1 billion to 60 states, territories, and tribes for these projects. Additionally, a breakdown of what’s in the IIJA for each construction market can be found here: Highway Contractors; Utility Contractors; Direct Federal Contractors; Building Contractors; and Other Markets (Transit, Rail, Waterways, Airports).

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