The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has set the stage for a new, larger wave of water infrastructure investment. The US$1.2 trillion bill, of which US$550.0 billion is new funding, points to new focus areas in water, including emerging contaminants, disadvantaged communities, and resiliency.
While much of the US$55.0 billion focus in water has been placed on State Revolving Fund Programs (US$23.4B), lead service lines (US$15.0B), and PFAS/emerging contaminants (US$10.0B), a wider-angle view signals additional funding within the transportation and energy sectors.
In examining the new legislation, Bluefield’s team of water experts has identified 103 water-related line items, totaling over US$132.0 billion of appropriated funding. In categorizing the line items, the appropriations have been segmented into seven water-focused themes: Remediation & Water Quality, Resiliency, Equity, Energy, Western Water Infrastructure, Research, and Cybersecurity.
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Table of Contents
- Historical Congressional Appropriations for Water Infrastructure
- Historical Impact of High Federal Funding on CPIP
- Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) Overview
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
- “Build America, Buy America” (BABA) Act Origin Sourcing Requirements
- Potential Timeline for BABA Rollout
- Water-focused Themes in IIJA
- Infrastructure-related Opportunities for Water
- Resiliency-related Opportunities for Water
- Water Quality-related Opportunities for Water
- Equity-related Opportunities for Water
- Energy-related Opportunities for Water
- Wester Water Infrastructure-related Opportunities
- Research-related Opportunities for Water
- Cybersecurity-related Opportunities for Water
- Appropriated Funding