$10 Billion for PFAS, Other Contaminants in Infrastructure Bill

Nov. 8, 2021, 2:33 PM

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature includes $10 billion to help water utilities address emerging contaminants including “forever chemicals” or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which passed the House Nov. 5. and the Senate in August, allocates that money to states and tribes through three separate grant programs:

  • $1 billion through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund;
  • $4 billion through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund;and
  • $5 billion through Safe Drinking Water Act grants offered to small and disadvantaged communities, which will not have to match ...

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