Nearly 700 Million Dollars To Protect State Waters

Rhode Island will spend nearly 700 million dollars that will be used to re-enforce clean water. 500 million goes to water infrastructure and 141 million will be used to replace lead pipe service lines. 41 million more deals with PFAS. The money will be spent over a five-year period.  

“We cannot take for granted our everyday access to clean and drinking water,” said Governor McKee. “That is why investment in this infrastructure is so critical. Rhode Island has an historic opportunity to tap into Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for upgrades to treatment facilities, water mains, and pipes that will provide residents with clean, healthy water and help our environment for generations to come.” 

“High‐quality infrastructure and a clean environment are vital to Rhode Island’s economic prosperity,” said Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. “The $695 million in Infrastructure Bill funding will help create greater economic opportunity by putting people to work in good-paying jobs that would protect the beautiful Narragansett Bay, as well as local beaches, rivers and streams that make Rhode Island a great place to live while ensuring the water that comes out of the tap, is clean and safe.” 

Communities can now apply for individual funding. 

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