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AWWA statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law guidance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released guidance for applying for and administering infrastructure funds provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), sometimes called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance released the following statement:

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure represents a monumental step forward in confronting our nation’s water infrastructure challenges, and the American Water Works Association looks forward to sharing EPA’s SRF Implementation Memo with its members. AWWA is committed to collaborating with EPA and states to ensure U.S. water utilities of all sizes – and particularly those serving disadvantaged communities – understand how to efficiently access the funds to address lead, PFAS and other pressing infrastructure needs.

“AWWA’s 2012 Buried No Longer report showed the nation would need to invest more than $1 trillion over 25 years just to repair and expand existing drinking water infrastructure. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a significant federal commitment in assuring our water systems remain safe and reliable for future generations.”

Find out more on AWWA’s IIJA resource page.