February 20, 2024

Warren, Markey Announce $151 Million in Federal Investments in Massachusetts for Clean Drinking Water and Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced $151 million in federal funding for Massachusetts from the Environmental Protection Agency, which will help invest in drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure upgrades across Massachusetts. 

The funding specifically provides $77,992,000 for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and $49,350,000 for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which assist in low-cost financing for water quality infrastructure projects, and $7,293,000 for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Emerging Contaminant Clean Water State Revolving Fund Allotment and $16,404,000 for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Emerging Contaminant Program, which address emerging contaminants, including perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

This new funding is part of $5.8 billion from the Biden administration’s Investing in America Agenda, and it is a part of the over $50 billion investment in water infrastructure upgrades from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – the largest such investment in American history. 

“Access to clean water is a basic human right, and this new $151 million federal investment will work to ensure that every person in Massachusetts will have access to safe and reliable drinking water,” said Senator Warren. “Over the last three years, I’ve worked with the Biden administration to deliver over $20 billion in transformative investments for communities across Massachusetts, and I won’t stop fighting for federal investments that work for families in the Commonwealth.” 

“This much-needed funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for clean water and safe drinking water will keep our communities healthy from disease, toxic chemicals, and pollution. I thank the Biden administration for working hard to get these life-saving dollars to the drainpipes and drinking fountains of cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. I will continue to work in Congress to secure the full scope of necessary funding to expand, replace, and repair aging water infrastructure and to protect Massachusetts’ fair share of this critical investment,” said Senator Markey.