Federal infrastructure spending in the water sector: a once-in-a-generation opportunity
May 24, 2022
The Washington Times
“Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.”
This old saying is sadly relevant today in too many communities throughout the United States who do not have access to enough safe, clean drinking water.
But in a positive development to tackle this challenge, there has been a tremendous push recently to invest in water infrastructure thanks to the new federal resources as a result of the COVID relief and federal infrastructure legislation. The U.S. EPA is developing new programs and, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are making significant investments into State Revolving Funds to improve water systems, particularly rural ones.