Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides over $12 million in improving and protecting water quality in Arizona
WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced that $12,021,000 will be invested to strengthen Arizona’s clean water supply from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly.
The funds from the bipartisan infrastructure law were allocated to Arizona through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program – a federal-state partnership that provides communities low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects.
“As Arizona continues facing record drought conditions, a clean and safe water supply is crucial to securing our state’s future. The $12 million investment we secured from our bipartisan infrastructure law strengthens and protects Arizonans’ access to clean water, so communities and families across our state can continue to thrive,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
“Clean water is critical for communities across our state and our economy, especially as we deal with a historic drought. That’s why we made water a priority in the bipartisan infrastructure law, and now these funds will support the construction of water projects across Arizona,” said Kelly.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law makes the strongest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in U.S. history, delivering clean water to millions of American families – and more than $8 billion to strengthen water infrastructure throughout the American West, such as aging infrastructure, water storage, water recycling, drought contingency plans and dam safety.
In 2022 alone, Arizona will receive $109 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to address clean and drinking water systems, update wastewater infrastructure, and help clean-up water contaminants like PFAS in communities across the state.
The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.