Pennsylvania receives a federal funding boost for its water infrastructure projects as it becomes a recipient of $265,913,000 through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, distributed by the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the funding will also go towards the replacement of lead pipes and the removal of contaminants such as Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), thereby improving the quality of the state’s supply.

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“Thanks to the infrastructure law, Pennsylvania will receive more than $265 million to make our drinking water safer and cleaner, including significant boosts in funding to eradicate ‘forever chemicals’ like PFAS and replace lead pipes,” said Casey. “Every Pennsylvanian has the right to safe, pure water and I will keep working with the Biden Administration until that promise is a reality in our urban, suburban, and rural communities alike.”

“It’s just plain commonsense that we need to provide clean drinking water to all communities in Pennsylvania and across the country,” said Fetterman. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s robust investment in water infrastructure will help ensure that access to clean drinking water is a right, even in communities that have long been marginalized and forgotten.”