Kelly, Sinema: Over $32.3 Million in Safe Drinking Water Funds Coming to Arizona from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides over $32 million in drinking water improvement projects and initiatives to protect the health and safety of Arizona communities
$32,359,000 will be invested in projects and initiatives improving safe drinking water across Arizona from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.
The historic investment from the bipartisan infrastructure law was delivered to Arizona through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program – a financial assistance program to help water systems and states protect the public health of local communities.
“Thanks to our work to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, more Arizona communities will have the resources needed to upgrade critical water infrastructure during this historic drought. We’ll keep working with local leaders to ensure that Arizona communities have the tools needed to secure our state’s water future,” said Senator Mark Kelly.
“Every Arizonan deserves access to clean, safe drinking water. This latest investment from our bipartisan infrastructure law funds projects updating and improving public water systems – protecting public health across our state and ensuring Arizona communities can continue to thrive without fear of contaminated water,”said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law makes the strongest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in U.S. history, delivering clean water to millions of American families – and 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. In 2022 alone, Arizona will receive $109 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to address clean and drinking water systems, update wastewater infrastructure, and help clean-up water contaminants like PFAS in communities across the state.
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.