December 02, 2021
The funds will strengthen water infrastructure, access to clean water and protect the environment
Today US Senators Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Middle Committee, and Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) Announced that Maryland would earn $ 144,181,000 for fiscal 2022 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act They voted to modernize the state’s water infrastructure and provide safe, clean water to communities. These funds, administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency, can be used to support projects that put Marylanders into high-paying jobs and promote healthy communities.
“Clean water is the foundation of life and our economy in Maryland.” said the legislature. “That’s why we’ve fought to get the Infrastructure Modernization Act passed and make these historic investments in water infrastructure to deliver clean drinking water to our communities, modernize critical rainwater and sewage systems, and protect the health of Chesapeake Bay – and to support well-paid jobs at the same time. ”across our state. We will continue to work to ensure that every Marylander has access to safe drinking water and to provide our communities with the resources they need. “
These funds can be used for:
- Provide safe drinking water by replacing lead service lines and making sure the water is cleared of lead and other contaminants; and
- Ensure clean water for communities by upgrading wastewater and stormwater management systems, which are critical to the safe return of used water to the environment, so that more people can swim, fish and play in cleaner and healthier waters.
the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed by President Biden last month, Maryland will provide more than $ 7 billion in federal funding directly over five years to our roads and bridges, public transportation, water infrastructure, broadband Internet, and to improve more. Legislature fought to get this important bill passed to bring vital investment to the Maryland communities.