EPA issues $42 million in grants for Delaware clean water projects

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The . Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $42 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for Delaware drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.

The funding is part of the over $50 billion to be spent for water infrastructure upgrades from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Since 2022, funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has enabled EPA to distribute more than $2 billion across the mid-Atlantic region to spur new and necessary investments in water quality,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz. “Thanks to this historic funding, more communities will receive the clean and safe drinking water that every American deserves.”

The multi-billion-dollar program will fund state-run, low-interest loan programs, with $2.6 billion going to the Clean Water SRF for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and $3.2 billion going for drinking water infrastructure nationwide.

Since 2022, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has allocated $174.9 million into water infrastructure projects in Delaware.

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While progress has been made, Delaware waterways have struggled with among the highest levels of pollution in the nation, with some small water systems dealing with contamination issues.

Information, including state-by-state allocation of 2024 funding, and a breakdown of EPA State Revolving Fund funding available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is available at  Drinking Water State Revolving Fund website and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund website.

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