WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet announced $18,560,000 in funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) would be distributed to Colorado via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding will support Colorado communities in upgrading essential water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure that protects public health and treasured water bodies.
“Water is the lifeblood of the West,” said Senator John Hickenlooper. “Our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help maintain and enhance the clean water sources we all rely on.”
“Everyone deserves access to clean water, but far too many Coloradans still lack it,” said Senator Michael Bennet. “This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will connect historically underserved rural areas, Tribes, and other communities across Colorado with the resources they need to invest in critical water infrastructure that will serve them well into the future.”
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes over $50 billion available for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements across the country between FY2022 and FY2026.Today’s announcement builds on previous funding provided for Colorado communities for water and wastewater treatment via the new law, including $14.2 million for the CWSRF and $757,000 to address emerging contaminants.