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The first major infusion of funds from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law last month, is heading to states, tribes and U.S. territories in 2022, the Biden administration announced on Dec. 2. The EPA will distribute $7.4 billion to remediate ailing water infrastructure and lead pipes.
The funding is part of the legislation's $50 billion investment in water infrastructure, which will be doled out over five years. Of the initial distribution of funds, $2.9 billion will go to replace lead pipes and service lines, and $866 million is designated to address "forever chemicals" and other drinking water contaminants.
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