Funding

California rejects bill to crack down on how utilities spend customers’ money

California lawmakers on Monday rejected a proposal aimed at cracking down on how some of the nation’s largest utilities spend customers’ money. The bill failed to pass a legislative committee for the second time in the face of intense opposition from utilities, including Pacific Gas & Electric.

Kansas allocates $3 million for Riley County water infrastructure

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water has announced a $3 million investment into Riley County’s water infrastructure. The funds will be used to improve wastewater systems at University Park and the Keats community in Riley County.

Michigan to expand clean water plan by $290 million to support statewide water infrastructure upgrades

The financing supports critical water infrastructure projects like lead service line removals, rehabilitation and upgrades to drinking water and wastewater plants, improvements to sewer systems, and much more.

EPA classifies PFOA and PFOS as hazardous, water infrastructure faces Superfund cleanup

Designation as a hazardous substance under the Superfund law doesn’t ban the chemicals, known as PFOA and PFOS. But it requires that releases of the chemicals into soil or water be reported if they meet or exceed certain levels.

Peru, Ill., receives $2 million federal grant for water infrastructure improvements

The U.S. Department of Commerce has allocated a $2 million grant to the city of Peru, Illinois, aimed at enhancing water infrastructure to bolster business expansion and job growth in the area.

Wisconsin Republicans ignore governor’s $125 million proposal to combat ‘forever chemicals’ in groundwater

The moves are the latest twist in the ongoing stalemate between Evers and the Legislature over the best way to combat PFAS chemicals that have polluted groundwater in communities across the state.

Senator Manchin secures $2.1 million for Welch, W.Va., gas pipeline upgrade

The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, will bolster the Welch Gas Cooperative Association's efforts to replace aging natural gas pipelines with more resilient ones, covering a distance of 0.67 miles.

FEMA awards over $711 million to Puerto Rico’s sewer authority for potable water meters

(UI) — FEMA has awarded over $711 million to the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) to replace nearly 1.4 million water meters, which are part of the agency’s infrastructure for measuring potable water consumption throughout the island.

Oregon's Klamath project receives 2024 water supply allocation; funding boost for drought resilience

The Bureau of Reclamation unveiled the initial 2024 water supply allocations for the Klamath Project, alongside $8.5 million in immediate funding dedicated to bolstering drought resilience in Klamath Basin communities and an additional $5 million earmarked for tribes impacted by drought.

Michigan receives $91.4 million in grants for water infrastructure upgrades

Michigan has been awarded $91 million to fund essential infrastructure projects, which include the installation of new water mains in Ecorse, sewer line upgrades in Benton Harbor, and lead service line replacements in multiple areas.

Senator Manchin secures federal funding for wastewater infrastructure upgrade in Romney, W.Va.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has announced a significant federal investment of $400,000 from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support essential upgrades to the wastewater systems in the Town of Romney.

Governor Hochul greenlights $142 million for New York water infrastructure projects

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a significant financial injection of $142 million for water infrastructure improvement projects throughout New York State.

Biden administration grants $830 million to improve climate-resilience of nation’s aging infrastructure

The money is expected to improve stormwater systems, roads, ports, and other infrastructure across 37 states, Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands, particularly those battered by increasingly frequent extreme weather events brought on by the planet’s warming.

North Carolina allocates $25 million to mitigate flooding with upgraded stormwater infrastructure

The State of North Carolina allocated $25 million to the Golden LEAF Foundation to establish the Flood Mitigation Grant Program to provide up to $2,000,000 per project to various branches of local government.

Biden-Harris administration allocates $320 million for tribal domestic water infrastructure

The Bureau of Reclamation has commenced its application process to fund water infrastructure projects for Native American tribes, offering up to $320 million in potential funding.

California governor unveils updated water plan amid climate challenges

In response to the ongoing climate crisis, Governor Newsom's Administration has announced an updated Water Plan aimed at safeguarding California's water supplies and bolstering the state's resilience against extreme weather events.

Kelowna, BC, invests $7 million in CIPP technology for sewer pipe repair

The city of Kelowna, located in the south of Canada’s British Columbia province, is set to embark on a $7-million project next week to repair 1.6 miles of sanitary sewer pipe using cutting-edge trenchless technology known as Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP).

Vermont allocates $29.25 million to combat combined sewer pollution

Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have announced $29.25 million in grants aimed at improving municipal combined sewer infrastructure and curbing pollution in Vermont’s water bodies.

King County, Wash. to upgrade wastewater infrastructure with $194 million WIFIA loan

The WIFIA loan will make several improvements at the West Point Treatment Plant, including removing corroded pipes, upgrading raw sewage pumps, and implementing structural upgrades to the administrative building to protect against future seismic events.

Memphis, Tenn., secures $42.1 million loan for water infrastructure upgrades

Gov. Bill Lee and TDEC Commissioner David Salyers announced a $42.1 million loan for Memphis to enhance its water infrastructure. The loan, approved by the Tennessee Local Development Authority, is part of a statewide effort to improve water systems.

Frontier to expand fiber broadband network to rural Illinois with $25 million grant

Frontier, the largest pure-play fiber provider in the U.S, received $24.7 million in grant funding to expand high-speed fiber broadband service to homes and businesses in rural Illinois. The grant was awarded by Connect Illinois with the assistance of Greene County Economic Development Group.

Senator Padilla secures $103 million to upgrade South Bay sewer plant

This funding is earmarked for the repair and enhancement of the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant, situated near the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, aimed at tackling transborder water pollution in the region.

EPA invested $3 billion in WIFIA loans to improve water infrastructure across the nation in 2023

In 2023, EPA closed $3 billion in WIFIA loans supporting water infrastructure in 10 states and strengthening drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems that support 16 million people.

Massachusetts awards grants for innovative stormwater management programs

The Healey-Driscoll Administration has allocated over $360,000 to support local cities and towns in meeting stormwater management requirements.

West Virginia water infrastructure gets $1.09 million boost in matching funds

Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia has announced $1.09 million in non-federal matching funds for Congressionally Directed Spending, aimed at improving critical infrastructure such as the town of Alderson's water system rehabilitation and expansion project.

Pennsylvania secures funding to upgrade aging stormwater infrastructure

The infrastructure beneath Susquehanna Avenue are in poor condition due to age and material deterioration. Thousands of ft of decayed clay sewer piping contribute to infiltration into the sewage collection system.

Idaho legislature approves critical funding for water infrastructure

Idaho's legislature has approved vital funding for water infrastructure, marking significant steps towards bolstering the state's resilience against environmental challenges.

Michigan to improve rural water infrastructure with $33 million in USDA funding

The funding is in addition to $2.5 million allocated for water and sewer infrastructure improvements in the Upper Peninsula and nearly $17 million in Thumb, bringing statewide investment to over $52 million.

New York State awarded over $265 million for water infrastructure projects

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced over $265 million in funding for water infrastructure improvement projects across New York State.

Michigan awards $95 million in grants for water infrastructure projects

From water main replacements to wastewater treatment plant upgrades, the funding aims to modernize aging infrastructure and address emerging challenges such as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination.