EPA Provides $165 Million for New England Water Infrastructure Projects

Low-interest loans will be used to replace aging infrastructure and upgrade drinking water systems throughout the region
EPA Provides $165 Million for New England Water Infrastructure Projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $19.6 million to the State of Maine to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded over $165 million to help finance improvements to water projects throughout New England. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade wastewater plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the region.

EPA’s funding provides low-interest loans for water quality protection projects to make improvements to wastewater treatment systems, control pollution from stormwater runoff, and protect sensitive water bodies and estuaries.

Funds distributed through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program provides low-interest loans to finance improvements to drinking water systems, with a particular focus on providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.

The following has been allocated to these six states (listed in the order it was announced):

Maine
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Maine Municipal Bond Bank (MMBB), received $10.8 million. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and MMBB, received $8.8 million. 

Vermont
EPA has awarded $15.6 million to the State of Vermont to help finance improvements to water projects. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Vermont Bond Bank, received $6.8 million. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, also administrated by the Vermont DEC and the VT Bond Bank, received $8.8 million.

New Hampshire
EPA has awarded $22.7 million to the State of New Hampshire. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program, administered by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), received $13.9 million. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, also administrated by NHDES, received $8.8 million.

Rhode Island
EPA has awarded a total of $18.2 million to the State of Rhode Island. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB), received $9.4 million. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and RIIB, received $8.8 million.

Connecticut
EPA has awarded a total of $26 million to the State of Connecticut. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Office of the Treasurer (OTT), received $17.1 million. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the OTT, received $8.9 million.

Massachusetts
EPA has awarded $63.7 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund program, administrated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and Massachusetts Clean Water Trust, received $47.4 million. The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, also administrated by the MassDEP and MA Clean Water Trust, received $16.3 million.

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