Infrastructure bill’s funds for water systems will be drained quickly

Aging water utilities across the country are in need of massive upgrades


National News

November 12, 2021 - 4:32 PM

Irrigation pipes and sprinklers. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

WASHINGTON — The just-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill will provide the EPA with more than $50 billion for improving the nation’s water systems.

Anyone who doubts the need for such funding should take a peek at the inbox of Tommy Holmes, legislative director for the American Water Works Association, which represents public and private drinking water utilities across the country.

“I have been getting a relatively steady stream of emails and phone calls from water utilities large and small asking ‘all right, how do we apply for the money?’” Holmes said. “And I have to point out that, well, the president hasn’t signed it into law yet, so EPA can’t officially roll out the program.”

November 30, 2021
November 4, 2021
November 26, 2019
November 4, 2019