U.S. President Joe Biden today released “ The American Jobs Plan ,” which includes his plan to “rebuild our country’s infrastructure.” The plan includes approximately $111 billion for programs related to the water sector including $45 billion to replace lead service lines and an additional $56 billion would be allocated to grants and low-interest loans for states to upgrade their water infrastructure. The plan also allocates $10 billion for monitoring and remediating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). AWWA issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement of the plan: “The American Water Works Association appreciates the Biden Administration’s recognition of the need to strongly reinvest in U.S. drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Our nation’s water systems protect public health, safeguard the environment and allow our economy to prosper. It’s hard to imagine a more important federal investment. “The American Jobs Plan includes $45 billion to address lead in drinking water in homes and schools. AWWA is committed to working toward a day when lead is no longer in contact with the water we drink. Assistance from federal partners and many others is critical given the scope of the lead service line replacement challenge, which could exceed $60 billion. “The plan also allocates $56 billion toward a broad array of infrastructure programs, and $10 billion for monitoring and remediation of per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). AWWA looks forward to working with our members and U.S. Congress as this plan moves through the legislative process.” A large, multi-faceted proposal must make its way through the legislative process, which may lead to certain parts being eliminated or modified. AWWA will continue to monitor its progress, provide input on behalf of the drinking water community and report on its progress to members. Questions can be directed to Tommy Holmes , legislative director, or Greg Kail , director of communications.