Funding will improve access to clean drinking water and safeguard Colorado watersheds
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet today welcomed news that Colorado is receiving $121 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to repair and improve Colorado’s water infrastructure through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The funding will help communities across the state access clean, safe, and reliable drinking water, prevent flooding, collect and treat wastewater to protect public health, and safeguard vital waterways.
“The benefits from our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law keep flowing! Everyone deserves clean water and this funding will make critical upgrades to Colorado’s water systems,” said Hickenlooper.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is providing critical investments to increase Coloradans’ access to clean drinking water and upgrade water infrastructure in communities that have historically been overlooked,” said Bennet. “Everyone deserves access to clean, safe drinking water and I am glad to see this additional funding coming to our state.”
“This Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will support unprecedented investments in modernizing wastewater treatment and drinking water infrastructure across Colorado’s communities,” said EPA Regional Administrator KC Becker. “EPA will continue to work closely with our state and local partners to deliver projects that will secure public health and clean watersheds for decades to come.”
The funds will be issued to Colorado through Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs). In addition to the $121 million, additional capitalization grants will continue to be awarded to states over the next four years.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates more than $50 billion toward repairing the nation’s essential water infrastructure. Hickenlooper was a member of the bipartisan group that negotiated and wrote the bill.