January 2022, Vol. 249, No. 1

Government

Infrastructure Bill Lavishes $44 Billion in New Money on Water Construction

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington D.C. Congress dropped a load of new funding for drinking water and sewer construction in the IIJA, which is meant to be over and above what the appropriations committees will provide annually for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), which typically get between $1 billion and $2 billion a year.    The infusion of an additional $44 billion over five years, starting in this current fiscal year (FY) 2022, is spread over a bunch of new programs but also includes $11.7 billion over five years for both SRFs. It is split up this way: $1.902 billion in FY22, $2.202 billion in FY23, $2.403 billion

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