PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) – Pennsylvania has been awarded $240 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for water infrastructure improvements.

The funding, awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency, is dedicated to helping communities access clean, safe and reliable drinking water, increase resilience, collect and treat wastewater to protect public health, clean up pollution and safeguard vital waterways. 

The infrastructure law dedicated more than $50 billion to the EPA to improve drinking, waste, and stormwater infrastructure.

All communities deserve access to clean, safe water. This funding will expand access to clean drinking water, invest in projects that collect and treat wastewater to protect public health and improve water resources for all to enjoy. Investments like these are particularly important because they reach many families who have historically been marginalized. And, as we continue to face the worsening effects of the climate crisis, this investment will mean increased resiliency in the face of unpredictable weather patterns like floods and hurricanes,” said Senator Bob Casey.

“All communities need access to clean, reliable, safe water,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Thanks to President Biden’s leadership and the resources from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are repairing aging water infrastructure, replacing lead service lines, cleaning up contaminants, and making our communities more resilient in the face of floods and climate impacts.”

According to the EPA, there are still 6 to 10 million lead services lines in cities and towns across the country.