Kelly, Sinema Announce More Than $28.6 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Arizona Lead Pipe Replacement, Clean Drinking Water

Bipartisan infrastructure law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides over $28.6 million to strengthen clean drinking water by addressing lead pipes throughout the state

$28,650,000 will be invested to identify and replace lead pipes in Arizona from the bipartisan infrastructure law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly. These funds are available through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

“Access to clean drinking water is a right that will be expanded in Arizona thanks to this investment from our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Kelly. “By addressing drinking water contamination, we’re protecting the health of families across the state. I’ll continue pushing for more federal funds to invest in Arizona’s water infrastructure.” 

“All Arizonans deserve access to clean, safe drinking waterand still, exposure to water from lead pipes threatens the health of families and loved ones. Thanks to our bipartisan infrastructure law, we’re investing in lead pipe replacement to protect Arizonans’ health,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law. 

Exposure to lead can lead to severeand often irreversiblehealth effects in Arizona children and adults.  

Kelly and Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law makes the strongest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in U.S. history, delivering clean water to millions of American familiesand more than $8 billion to strengthen water infrastructure throughout the American West, such as aging infrastructure, water storage, water recycling, drought contingency plans and dam safety. 

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.