The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also now being referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), is funding safe and clean drinking water and lead pipe replacement projects across the United States.
The White house revealed in August, 2022 how the IIJA is being divvied up across states and territories. In the effort to rebuild America the Biden-Harris Administration has made significant investments in water. We’ve broken out the IIJA/BIL funding to highlight water-related projects.
As of 2022, almost 10% of the households in the United States connect to water through lead pipes and lack access to clean, safe drinking water. The IIJA is the most significant investment in clean drinking water in American history.
Here are the states that have been allocated the most funding to replace lead pipes, provide clean and safe drinking water, and deliver on other water-related infrastructure:
The nine states receiving more than $200 million in funding for water-related infrastructure projects are: California, Texas, New York, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina. We expect to see more major water projects across the United States take flight as this funding becomes available.
To dive into the details of how all BIL funding is being allocated, check out the White House’s official BIL factsheets.