A year’s worth of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill successes

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It has been a year since the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill passed.

ConstructionEquipmentGuide.comOpens in a new tab. has written a detailed summary of where infrastructure monies have been going.  Among the water-related projects, it reports that:

  • Almost 3,000 bridge repair and replacement projects have launched across the country.
  • The EPA announced more than $9 billion to upgrade aging water infrastructure, sewage systems, pipes and service lines. The EPA’s State Revolving Fund programs include targeting resources to disadvantaged communities, making rapid progress on lead-free water for all and tackling dangerous chemicals.
  • The Department of the Interior (DOI) set $20 million in funds to build climate resilience in Tribal communities. The DOI announced nearly $2 billion to fulfill Indian Water Rights Settlements, $10 million for tribal water systems and another $10 million for irrigation and power.
  • Tribal sanitation projects will receive $700 million in support for clean water and sanitation systems.
  • The Department of Interior set aside $1.4 billion for 129 projects to boost water infrastructure and tackle drought.
  • The Department of Agriculture (USDA) earmarked nearly $800 million for projects that improve watersheds dams and flood prevention.
  • The US Army Corps of Engineers received $64 million to fund safety projects to maintain, upgrade and repair dams owned by non-federal entities.
  • The DOI, USDA, and DOD announced a $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge combining federal funding with private and philanthropic contributions for conservation and restoration.
  • The Corps of Engineers set aside almost $2 billion to restore ecosystems across the nation.
  • The USDA announced $131 million in wildfire mitigation investments to begin work on the Forest Service 10-year wildfire risk mitigation strategy.

29,000 new projects were supported by $53.5 billion in highway and bridge formula funds leveraged at the state level, The American Society of Civil Engineers president remarked, “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is improving communities large and small, but many Americans aren’t aware of how this law will impact their day-to-day lives.” For a full list of infrastructure investments and industry remarks, visit Construction Equipment GuideOpens in a new tab..

Deborah

Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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