Infrastructure Deal Has $10B for PFAS, Other Contaminants (1)

Aug. 2, 2021, 7:30 PM; Updated: Aug. 2, 2021, 9:41 PM

The massive infrastructure funding bill making its way to the Senate floor would authorize $10 billion to help water utilities remove emerging contaminants including “forever chemicals” from drinking water and wastewater.

The State and Tribal Assistance Grants section of the $550 billion INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684) would authorizes a total of $10 billion that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) office said she secured to reduce emerging contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

That total includes $5 billion in capitalization grants to help drinking water utilities reduce emerging contaminants, including PFAS, or connect well owners to ...

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