EPA Awards $1.3B in IIJA Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects in 18 States
Pennsylvania was awarded $240 million, the highest funding amount among the 18 states. Connecticut officials plan to replace lead pipes in New London and Waterbury, and add PFAS treatments in New Fairfield and Danbury with some of the $53 million the state was awarded. In Hawaii, a portion of the awarded $31 million may go toward a project to expand the West Maui recycled water system. Several proposed projects for West Virginia's $83 million would expand sewer service, in one case extending gravity sewers to replace failing septic systems in the Saint Albans area where officials say they have contributed to raw sewage in the Coal River. In Virginia, planned projects that may receive some of the $126 million in funding include a $60-million expansion and upgrade of the Fredericksburg wastewater treatment plant. Other awards include $57 million to Arizona, $121 million to Colorado, $63 million to Delaware, $39 million to Maine, $188 million to Massachusetts, $76 million to Maryland, $26 million to Montana, $72 million to New Hampshire, $66 million to Rhode Island, $63 million to Utah, $63 million to Vermont and $67 million to Washington. New Mexico was also awarded funding, but EPA representatives declined to share the amount until an announcement on Sept. 29-it could be as much as $63 million, per the previously announced allocations.