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The six New England states will soon receive more than $200 million from the federal government to replace lead pipes in the region’s drinking water system.
The allocation is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was signed by President Biden last year. The overall law targets $15 billion toward replacing every lead pipe in the country’s drinking water system within the next decade.
David Cash, the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional administrator for New England and its 10 federally recognized tribes, said the federal government will steer much of the money toward vulnerable and historically disadvantaged communities.
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