Congress Passes Historic Infrastructure Bill Including Billions in New Federal Water Funds

November 2021

Rural Water’s small and rural community membership secured a massive legislative victory on Friday when the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R.3684) by a 228-206 vote. This $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment bill passed the Senate back in August and now heads to the President’s desk for his imminent signature. The historic legislation includes $55 billion for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure (read EPA’s statement here) and the funding is mainly appropriated through the following state revolving fund provisions:

See the breakdown here: