Illinois senator announces $139 million for clean water
The funding comes from the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will receive almost $140 million to help keep the Prairie State's rivers and lakes clean.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced on Sept. 26 that the agency would be receiving the money, which comes from the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act. According to Duckworth's office, the money will go towards getting lead and other contaminants out of the state's drinking water, as well as boost Illinois's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
“This SRF funding, which was made possible by my Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help improve the safety of our drinking water in Illinois,” Duckworth said. “I’m also pleased that because of my DWWIA bill, this funding will be grants to ensure these investments reach the most underserved communities. Every American — no matter their race, income or zip code — deserves to have confidence that the systems carrying and processing the water they use every day are safe, clean and reliable.”
By: WQAD Digital Team