Wisconsin to get $139 million for drinking water updates

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wisconsin will get nearly $139 million for essential drinking water infrastructure upgrades across the state through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The funding is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was signed by President Joe Biden in 2021.

The money is expected to be available in October, and Wisconsin communities will be able to submit applications for drinking water system upgrades this year. Options for upgrades will likely include replacing lead pipes and addressing PFAS “forever chemical” concerns.