Kelly, Sinema Announce Historic $111.8 Million Investment from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Arizona Drinking Water, Clean Water Infrastructure Improvements

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides over $111.8 million for drinking water and clean water infrastructure improvements

A total of $111,886,000 will be invested in Arizona drinking water and clean water infrastructure improvements from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.  

Of the total investment, $40.45 million will be used to treat well water to eliminate PFAS and other harmful contaminants to ensure safe, reliable water service for the community, as well as the development of a plan to replace lead service lines throughout Tucson; $70 million will be invested in the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds to fund projects that enhance the quality of water; and $1.43 million will be used specifically to address emerging contaminants.  

“As Arizona faces a historic drought, protecting access to clean drinking water was a priority of mine when negotiating the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Kelly. “I’m glad to see these unprecedented investments that will support continued growth and prosperity for communities across our state.” 

“All Arizonans deserve access to clean, reliable drinking water. Proud to announce that, through our bipartisan infrastructure law, we’re delivering over $40.4 million to ensure safe drinking water for Tucson families,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law

PFAS – also known as “forever chemicals” – are dangerous pollutants contaminating drinking water sources. Studies have shown that PFAS exposure can negatively affect the growth and learning of infants, increase the risk of cancer, and harm the immune system, among other adverse health effects. Kelly and Sinema’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes a historic $10 billion investment to address forever chemicals contamination.   

Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Kelly and senators from both parties.   The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states