West Virginia to receive over $109 million for water infrastructure upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award West Virginia $109.88 million to support improvements to water infrastructure and access to safe drinking water across the state.

Arizona to protect residents from PFAS-contaminated drinking water with $30 million investment

The project will increase the resiliency of the water system, which is currently relying on a single pipeline, reducing the need to pump water from a great distance.

Santa Clara Valley Water District to increase water resiliency with $92 million WIFIA loan

The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Planning and Design Project will assess options to address long-term water storage capacity concerns for customers.

Puerto Rico receives $52 million for sewer infrastructure improvements

A variety of projects are eligible for financing, including construction or restoration of sewers and wastewater treatment facilities and piping, stormwater management projects and habitat restoration and protection projects.

Texas to allocate $1 billion for state-wide water infrastructure projects

The funds will be distributed by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to upgrade existing water systems, fund new projects and financial assistance programs, and create a public water awareness program.

Progress on $1 trillion infrastructure investment hinges on 2024 election, Biden administration says

His administration says getting money out the door has required the hiring of 6,100 federal officials and meant a new degree of cooperation across governments that the outcome of next year’s presidential election could put at risk.

Pennsylvania American Water files rate request driven by $1 billion in investment

(UI) — If approved, the company's proposed rates would raise the average monthly water bill by around $17 for residential customers, reduce the monthly wastewater bill for sanitary sewer service by about $5, and increase the monthly wastewater bill for combined sewer service by approximately $4.

Canada, British Columbia invest over $10 million in water and sewer infrastructure projects

(UI) — The governments of Canada and British Columbia, alongside the municipalities of Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, and the District of Mackenzie, are investing over $10 million into three transformative water and wastewater projects.

Century-old sewer system in Manning, S.C., to receive $10 million overhaul

Manning, a city with a charter dating back to 1861, has earmarked nearly $20 million for a substantial upgrade of its underground infrastructure. Set to commence in 2024, the primary focus of this effort is the city's sewer system, with an estimated project cost exceeding $10 million.

Wash. receives $20 million in funding for water infrastructure upgrades

(UI) — U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced nearly $2.6 million in grants and nearly $18 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund water and wastewater disposal projects across Washington state.

Chicago to replace 30,000 lead pipes with $336 million WIFIA loan

The City of Chicago will use the WIFIA loan to assist with replacing lead service lines serving single family homes and small multi-unit buildings citywide whenever there is a leak or break on a lead line or when performing water and sewer main updates.

New York governor secures over $108.8 million for local water infrastructure projects

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved over $108.8 million in funding for water infrastructure improvement projects across New York State.

Florida receives $120 million WIFIA loan to improve stormwater infrastructure, mitigate flooding

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Neighborhood Stormwater Improvements Project will enhance climate resilience, upgrade stormwater infrastructure, and reduce water pollution.

New funding for water and wastewater projects in less populated parts of the U.S.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced an $800 million allotment for rural infrastructure projects. Although the funding may seem insignificant, it will greatly increase the number of new projects launched in 2024.

California receives $76 million WIFIA loan to increase Monterey County’s water system’s climate resiliency

EPA’s WIFIA loan will save Monterey One Water approximately $15 million, while construction and operation are estimated to create 650 jobs.

Collaborative $200 million investment targets Oklahoma's water infrastructure

(UI) — Oklahoma tribes, state agencies, and various communities have come together, leveraging the resources provided by the American Rescue Plan to amass over $200 million to enhance the water infrastructure of the region's residents.

Wisc. governor allocates $402 million to combat PFAS, water infrastructure projects

The money will be available to 106 Wisconsin municipalities to help them build water infrastructure projects, replace lead service lines and address emerging contaminants such as PFAS.

PENNVEST awards over $37 million to Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

(UI) — State Senator Wayne Fontana has announced over $37 million in PENNVEST grants and low-interest loans to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) for water infrastructure upgrades.

State audit finds thousands of dollars missing or misspent by Dunklin County Sewer District

(UI) — A state audit led to a state police investigation into the Dunklin County Sewer District, according to the office of the Missouri State Auditor.

Xcel Energy receives $100 million federal grant to mitigate wildfires, boost grid resiliency

The projects will take a number of steps to boost grid resiliency, including moving high-risk distribution circuits underground.

AECOM partners with U.S. clients to leverage $7.5 billion in water infrastructure funding

In partnership with organizations managing some of the nation’s most critical water infrastructure, AECOM’s WIFIA funded projects include helping the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority ensure safe drinking water by upgrading and replacing aging water infrastructure.

Federal, local officials secure $450 million dredging deal to clean up Milwaukee waterways

Federal, state and local officials have agreed to spend about $450 million to dredge contaminated sediment from Milwaukee’s Lake Michigan harbor and area rivers.

Biden awards $7 billion for clean hydrogen hubs across the country

The Biden administration has selected clean-energy projects from Pennsylvania to California for a $7 billion program to kickstart development and production of hydrogen fuel.

Three GTI Energy hydrogen hubs selected by U.S. Department of Energy for development

The HyVelocity, ARCH2, and MachH2 hydrogen hubs will rapidly scale clean hydrogen supply and demand and deliver community benefits in the Gulf Coast, Appalachian, and Midwest regions of United States.

EPA investigates Alabama’s sewage funds for discrimination against black residents

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into whether Alabama discriminated against Black residents when handing out funding for wastewater infrastructure.

Governor Hochul secures $234.5 million for New York water infrastructure

(UI) — Governor Kathy Hochul has approved over $226.8 million in financing and previously announced grants to commence essential water and sewer infrastructure work, including flood mitigation measures safeguarding critical clean water systems from high-water events.

New Jersey invests $298 million in flood-resilience projects

(UI) — In coordination with Climate Week, Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette has allocated nearly $298 million for two critical flood-resilience projects in northern New Jersey.

Maryland church receives $1.7 million grant for stormwater management project

(UI) — Sherwood Episcopal Church has secured a $1.7 million grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as part of its Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund initiative, marking a pivotal step in the implementation of Sherwood's Clean Water Project.

Oregon City receives $16 million loan to upgrade centuries-old water infrastructure

This WIFIA loan accelerates investment to modernize aging, high-risk water pipes, some of which are lined with cast iron and asbestos.

Tachus to invest $100 million in Texas fiber optic network expansion

(UI) — Tachus Fiber Internet, a Texas-based provider, has unveiled plans to inject $100 million into expanding its state-of-the-art XGS Fiber Network. The network is set to revolutionize internet connectivity, offering ultra-fast multi-gig speeds to both homes and businesses in the Southwest Houston region.