CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire will receive $418 million in funds to address critical water issues, thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which was passed by New Hampshire’s federal delegation and Democrats in Congress. The funds will work to eliminate the use of lead service lines and pipes, address pollution created by dangerous forever chemicals, upgrade infrastructure and make clean, safe, lead-free water a reality for all.
New Hampshire’s federal delegation played a critical role in passing this bill that will make transformative investments in the Granite State. Senator Shaheen has been a leader on PFAS remediation in New Hampshire’s water supplies throughout her career, which she furthered as a negotiator on water provisions in the new law, guaranteeing $10 billion to address PFAS contamination nationwide. Senator Hassan secured a provision in the infrastructure package to ensure New Hampshire’s towns have access to a grant program that can be used to remove PFAS from drinking water.
Reps. Kuster and Pappas have both been leaders in the U.S. House on protecting Granite Staters from dangerous PFAS chemicals, introducing the PFAS Action Act of 2021 to set national drinking water standards and designate PFAS chemicals as a hazardous substance. Rep. Pappas, with cosponsorship from Rep. Kuster, leads the Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act which would regulate PFAS at the federal level, help communities impacted by contamination, and finally hold polluters accountable.
The Biden-Harris administration is delivering for New Hampshire by:
Investing $418 million to eliminate lead service lines and pipes, and improve clean drinking water for all families.
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.
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.
This game-changing infrastructure funding is the largest investment in clean drinking water in American history. It will better protect New Hampshire children and families, and safeguard the health of our communities.