Biden EPA Expands Funds For Sewers In Underserved Communities

"The Biden administration is expanding its efforts to help underserved communities get access to sewage infrastructure.

The administration said Tuesday it would expand a pilot initiative to 150 additional communities, up from 11 at its start, to help them get access to federal wastewater funds.

About 2 million people in the U.S. don’t have adequate wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A 2017 report from the United Nations on extreme poverty in the U.S. documented issues including “various houses in rural areas that were surrounded by cesspools of sewage that flowed out of broken or non-existent septic systems” in Alabama."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill February 13, 2024.

Source: The Hill, 02/14/2024