Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) discusses the clean water infrastructure provisions in the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Assistant Speaker Clark was at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to discuss the bill’s investments in the Massachusetts water infrastructure and funding to detect and removal of toxic PFAS chemicals from the water. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a $55 billion investment to ensure clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities. The legislation will eliminate the nation’s lead service lines and pipes and help to clean up dangerous PFAS chemicals (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances); in total, this is the largest investment in clean drinking water and waste water infrastructure in American history. Massachusetts is poised to receive approximately $12.5 billion, with just over $1 billion dedicated to improving water infrastructure.
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