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Maryland Delegation Members Announce Nearly $30 Million to Replace Lead Water Pipes Across Maryland

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Glenn Ivey (MD-04) announced $29,917,000 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to remove and replace lead pipes in communities across Maryland. The federal funding, provided through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, will support Maryland’s efforts to identify and replace lead service lines and reduce exposure to lead from drinking water. As required by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 49 percent of these funds must be provided as grants and forgivable loans to disadvantaged communities – a crucial investment for areas that have been left behind for too long. This investment is in addition to the $240 million that the lawmakers announced last year for Maryland through both the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs, which also came in large part from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “Lead pipes pose a serious threat to the health of our communities and are especially harmful to our most vulnerable: young children and older adults. We passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fund priorities like this and boost our […]

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