$5.8B Available for Drinking Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Upgrades

More than $5.8 billion will be made available to States and Tribes to invest in drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades. The funding is part of the over $50 billion investment in water-related infrastructure targeted in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funds will support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and water bodies across the nation. Almost half of the funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans, ensuring funds reach underserved communities most in need of investments in water infrastructure. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the $5.8 billion investment through the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRF) program. The multi-billion-dollar investment will fund State-run, low-interest loan programs to address key challenges. USEPA announced $2.6 billion will go to the Clean Water SRF for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and $3.2 billion will go to the Drinking Water SRF.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law dedicates more than $15 billion to replacing lead service lines. The goal of replacing 100% of lead service lines is a key element under the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements. USEPA says the DWSRF general supplemental funding may be used to achieve this goal. USEPA says it will allocate additional resources exclusively for lead pipe removal and replacement through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Lead Service Line Replacement fund later this spring. 

For more information, including state-by-state allocation of 2023 funding, and a breakdown of USEPA SRF funding available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, please visit the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund websites.