DNR announces over $140 million in federal funds to improve water infrastructure

Dnr Announces Over $140 Million In Federal Funds To Improve Water Infrastructure
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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin was given over $140 million in federal funding to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, officials announced Wednesday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the state will receive $79 million for the State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) program and $64 million to replace lead service lines and address PFAS contamination.

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“Every Wisconsinite should have access to safe, clean drinking water. Period,” Governor Tony Evers said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing this important work with support from the historic level of funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

The money comes from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which President Biden signed in November of last year. Under the law, Wisconsin’s SRF program will receive almost $800 million over five years.

The SRF program combines Wisconsin’s Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water loan programs. Cities can use the program to get funding for projects that improve water quality.