PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania will receive over $1.4 billion in funds to address critical water issues, thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funds will work to eliminate the use of lead service lines and pipes, upgrade infrastructure, tackle forever chemicals and make clean, safe, lead-free water a reality for all.
This federal aid will be transformative for Pennsylvania, where the share of children with elevated blood lead levels is more than double the national average, 18 cities have had higher levels of lead exposure than Flint, Michigan, and lead has been detected in 80% of water systems in Allegheny County alone.
The Biden-Harris administration is delivering for Pennsylvania by:
- Investing $1.4 billion to eliminate lead service lines and pipes, and improve clean drinking water for all families.
- Launching a Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan that leverages every tool across federal, state and local government to tackle exposure risks and provide additional grants to remediate lead paint—especially in underserved communities.
- Implementing an EPA PFAS Roadmap to expand cleanup efforts, address PFAS impacts, and combat the pollution of our air and water by these harmful forever chemicals.
This game-changing infrastructure funding is the largest investment in clean drinking water in American history. It will put plumbers and pipefitters to work, better protect Pennsylvania children and families, and safeguard the health of our communities.