Advisory Services Policy Brief: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — Drinking Water and Water Quality
Advisory Services Policy Briefs is a series from our management consultants that summarize and analyze infrastructure policy, starting with deep dives into the Infrastructure Bill, describing funding opportunities by project type and discussing what the law means for infrastructure policy moving forward. All IIJA and Federal Infrastructure Policy and Funding Resources
Supporting Our Nation’s Aging Water Infrastructure
The United States’ drinking water infrastructure has 2.2 million miles of pipe with a C-minus rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers. This relatively poor assessment of a complex system of assets indicates the tremendous challenges this country faces when considering the need for clean, reliable water. The IIJA provides the potential for more than $72 billion toward clean water programs for drinking water, stormwater and wastewater.
This Policy Brief describes the programs modified and created by the IIJA that support water infrastructure.