Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves recently signed House Bill 1715, which designates $74 million for Mississippi’s drinking water infrastructure initiatives. The said amount will be sent to the Mississippi Department of Health to help fund and be used by the ARPA Rural Water Associations Infrastructure Grant Program.

SuperTalk Mississippi further reported:

“My administration is committed to improving water infrastructure across Mississippi,” Reeves said. “We’ve already made historic investments in Mississippi’s infrastructure, and we are keeping that going today. I look forward to continuing to work with communities across our state to help ensure their residents have access to clean drinking water.”

The additional funding follows the $300 million invested into the grant program last year through HB 1538 and HB 1421.