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Today, Feb. 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $50 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for Maine drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.

The funding is part of the over $50 billion investment in water infrastructure upgrades from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—the largest such investment in American history. The monies are to support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and treasured water bodies across the state. Almost half of this funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans, ensuring funds reach underserved communities most in need of investments in water infrastructure.

From Gov. Janet Mills:

In Maine, we pride ourselves on clean, safe water – it’s a cornerstone of public health and our economy. My Administration looks forward to working with partners across the state to use this significant investment to upgrade our essential water infrastructure, and, in the process, make our communities, our economy, and our environment stronger and healthier. I thank the Biden-Harris Administration for its investment in Maine and our Congressional Delegation for their support of this crucial law.

The funding EPA announced for Maine is part of a $5.8 billion investment through the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), one of EPA’s signature water investment programs.

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