U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act: Resources for the Water Sector
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About the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act
Signed into law November 2021, the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act), launched a new era of significant investment in rehabilitating and updating the nation’s water infrastructure.
This federal law:
- Reauthorizes several existing drinking water programs.
- Greatly expands federal funding for water infrastructure and related programs over the next five years.
- Commits $15 billion for lead service line replacement.
While this law addresses many infrastructure sectors, AWWA has compiled highlights of the drinking water and wastewater provisions of the Infrastructure Act — as well as related resources for water utilities and news about this law. The next challenge is to implement the programs and spending established by this law.
AWWA is committed to helping our members understand and access resources to get important water infrastructure projects done. If you are not already an AWWA member, please join AWWA today to access even more support for your valuable work in the water sector!
State Revolving Fund Contacts
Congress has directed that most Infrastructure Act funding for water projects will be channeled through state revolving loan fund (SRF) programs for drinking water and wastewater. SRFs are administered jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state, tribal and territorial agencies.