During a stop on the Building a Better America Rural Infrastructure Tour in West Salem, Wis., this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan said highlighted the EPA’s $7 million investment in infrastructure to expand the rural community’s sewage treatment plant.
When complete, the expansion will increase the capacity of West Salem’s wastewater treatment system and reduce nutrient discharges.
With Governor Tony Evers, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, and Congressman Ron Kind, Administrator Regan also discussed how new funding through the EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will provide a one-stop solution – generating investments in rural communities.
“In 2022, Wisconsin will receive more than $142 million in funding through the EPA’s state revolving fund from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which is expected to create approximately 2,200 jobs,” the EPA said. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “And there will be more to come over the next five years. When we talk about building a better America, that’s what we mean.
Last month EPA released memorandum outlining IIJA’s strategy to invest $43 billion in water infrastructure financing.