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Baldwin Delivers Over $83 Million to Replace Lead Pipes, Expand Access to Safe Drinking Water

Federal investment comes from Baldwin-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced that Wisconsin will receive nearly $83.3 million to help identify and replace hazardous lead pipes across the state, providing access to safe drinking water for Wisconsin families. The funding comes through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund under the Baldwin-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Every Wisconsinite, no matter their ZIP code, deserves to have clean, safe drinking water coming out of their faucets," said Senator Baldwin. “In Wisconsin, we’ve seen how dangerous lead pipes have had a disproportionate impact on communities of color and lasting effects on children’s health. I’m proud to bring home this funding to replace dangerous lead pipes, delivering clean water to families across the state and creating family-supporting jobs in the process.”

The Baldwin-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is making a historic investment in clean drinking water, investing a total of $15 billion towards lead service line replacement through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund nationwide. Senator Baldwin secured key provisions of her Made in America Act in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, ensuring that American iron and steel are used in the construction of this water infrastructure.

In 2023, Senator Baldwin announced Wisconsin was selected as one of four states designated as a Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerator. The EPA program is providing hands-on support to guide communities through the process of lead service line removals from start to finish. In August, Senator Baldwin visited a lead pipe removal site in Milwaukee to see how infrastructure dollars are accelerating lead service line replacement.