NH Delegation Welcomes $7.6 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Improve Drinking Water Systems in New Hampshire
September 5, 2023
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"U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today with Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is receiving $7,640,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2023 bipartisan infrastructure law funding to address emerging contaminants in drinking water with a focus on projects addressing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The funding was allocated though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the state’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
“When I fought to secure specific funding to address PFAS in the bipartisan infrastructure law, I had New Hampshire families in mind because no Granite Stater should ever worry that the water coming into their homes is not safe to drink,” said Senator Shaheen. "New Hampshire has long led the way to address PFAS to get these toxins out of our water and with today’s announcement, federal support to continue this work is heading to communities that need it the most."
“Granite Staters deserve clean water, and this significant federal funding through the bipartisan infrastructure law will help address dangerous PFAS contamination in our drinking water,” said Senator Hassan. “Granite Staters have never let up in speaking out about the need to address PFAS contamination, which is why when we negotiated the bipartisan infrastructure law, we worked to ensure that it tackled this urgent priority. I am glad to see this latest investment in New Hampshire so that more families can have safe, clean drinking water.”