ICYMI: Senator Murray Secures Major Transportation, Climate, and Broadband Investments in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill – MORE HERE
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced more than $40 million in federal funding to upgrade critical clean water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure across Washington state. Senator Murray helped secure the historic boost in water infrastructure funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which is now being made available through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).
“Families in every corner of our state deserve to be able to turn on the tap to get clean drinking water, and that’s why making upgrades to our water and wastewater systems is so critical,” said Senator Murray. “These resources are going to fund critical upgrades to our state’s water infrastructure—delivering cleaner drinking water to people’s homes and reaching communities across our state that have been left behind for too long. Clean drinking water isn’t a luxury—it’s something everyone deserves, and making these upgrades will help create good-paying jobs everywhere in Washington state.”
Senator Murray secured a historic investment to upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure in Washington state and across our country in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which provides a $55 billion investment in clean water between FY2022 and FY2026—the largest ever in American history. Today’s announcement of an additional $40,349,000 in funding for upgrades to water systems in Washington state will help protect people’s health, protect Washington’s waters, address key challenges like contaminants like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) making their way into our water, and create good paying jobs.
Nearly half of the total funding announced today is available as grants or principal forgiveness loans that remove barriers to investing in essential water infrastructure in underserved communities. This allocation is the second wave of funding over five years of nearly $44 billion in dedicated State Revolving Fund (SRF) funding that states, including Washington, will receive through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. For more than 30 years, SRFs have been the foundation of water infrastructure investments, providing low-cost financing for local projects across America.