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Senator Baldwin Helps Deliver $139 Million for Clean Drinking Water Infrastructure Upgrades in Wisconsin

Federal investment from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand access to clean and safe drinking water includes Baldwin led Buy America standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Wisconsin will receive nearly $139 million in federal funding for essential drinking water infrastructure upgrades across the state funded by the Senator Tammy Baldwin-supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). Senator Baldwin successfully included strong Buy America standards in the bipartisan infrastructure legislation to ensure that American iron and steel are used for the DWSRF, helping support American companies and workers.

“Every Wisconsinite needs to know that when they turn on their faucet, clean and safe water is coming out, and because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that I voted for, we are one step closer to that becoming a reality,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am particularly proud that my strong Buy America provisions are ensuring that when we rebuild our nation’s water infrastructure, we will be using American materials and American workers. Today’s announcement is a huge step forward to helping ensure Wisconsin families have safe drinking water and that we are supporting Wisconsin workers and companies when we do it.”

The Baldwin-supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is investing over $50 billion in water and wastewater infrastructure improvements across the country between Fiscal Year 2022 and 2026. In its second year of implementation, $6 billion of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will be available to states, Tribes, and territories through the DWSRF.

Senator Baldwin has been a strong advocate and champion in expanding access to clean drinking water in communities across Wisconsin by voting to pass bipartisan legislation to bring home federal funding for PFAS removal efforts in Wisconsin communities. Senator Baldwin also recently introduced bipartisan legislation to cut costs and expand access to water testing and treatment for families in rural communities.