Kelly Announces $109.4 Million in Water Infrastructure Funds Coming to Arizona from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Today, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly announced that Arizona will receive $109.4 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will help the state upgrade and modernize its aging water and wastewater infrastructure and address challenges like PFAS contamination. This is the first round of formula funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
In the Senate, Kelly has worked to tackle the unique water and wastewater challenges facing Arizona. Kelly was a member of the Senate bipartisan group that reached a $1.2 trillion infrastructure agreement for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and played a leadership role in drafting the drinking water and western water portions of the law.
“These funds from our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create good-paying jobs, clean up harmful PFAS contaminants, and upgrade and modernize Arizona’s aging water systems so that families and small businesses across the state can access clean, reliable drinking water now and in the future,” said Senator Mark Kelly, who helped draft the law’s water infrastructure provisions.
“This funding will help ensure families have access to clean and reliable drinking water, supporting the City of Tucson’s efforts to clean up PFAS contamination that has affected our communities for far too long. My gratitude goes to our Senators for delivering the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will help protect the long-term water security of our region and our state,” said Tucson Mayor Regina Romero.
Arizona is set to receive the $109.4 million in funds, provided through EPA’s State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs, in 2022. The funding can be used to replace lead service lines, ensuring water is clear of lead and other contaminants like PFAS, and upgrading wastewater and stormwater management systems.