A crash course on the IIJA: Water, energy, and environmental sectors

This guide discusses how IIJA is the first step in the path to future for providing clean air, drinking water, and environmental justice for enhancing health and security across America.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that while great strides have been made in reducing pollution, many areas in the United States exceed national air quality standards. And with six to ten million lead service lines still in use across the country, many Americans do not have access to safe drinking water.

The IIJA will provide $973 billion over the next five years (the fiscal years 2022–2026) to fund a multitude of old and new programs to improve water, transportation, energy, environmental remediation, public lands, broadband, and more.

Additionally, according to a recent EPA study, about “14% to 18% of total daily treated potable water in the United States is lost through leaks, with some water systems reporting water-loss rates exceeding 60%.” In what’s been called a ‘big win’ for the country’s aging power grid, the IIJA will invest in improving the nation’s power infrastructure and addressing legacy pollution issues.

In addition to the needed funding to address the existing problems, provisions outlined in the bill will also modernize the current regulatory system to help speed up projects to mitigate climate change and support a competitive global economy.

Clean air, clean drinking water, and environmental justice for communities that have been left behind are part of a more extensive initiative to improve health and security across America. This bill is the first step on the path to the future.


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