Drinking water and wastewater implementation investments underway
DELMARVA – This morning the issue of water quality was on the Senate floor.
U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, calls this a critical step for everyone’s drinking water. This comes after the Biden Administration took the step to reduce chemicals known as PFAS in drinking water. Senator Carper says it’s been 20 years in the making. The president requested $12 billion for EPA and more than $4 billion of that is reserved for water infrastructure.
Senator Carper called this a significant move in history.
“This remains the single largest water infrastructure investment in our nation’s history. Now the EPA has the responsibility of putting these dollars of these investments to work for all of the American people,” he said.
Senator Carper says this will improve the way we invest in our drinking water. Also, an additional $219 million dollars will go towards grants, reducing the amount of lead in drinking water.