Warner & Kaine Announce Over $4 Million Federal Funding for Clean Water Improvements Across the Commonwealth
Sep 21 2023
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $4,352,000 in federal funding for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (VCWRLF). The VCWRLF offers low-interest loans to local governments in order to support efforts to address emerging contaminants that pollute Virginia’s clean water supply. This federal funding will help manage the VCWRLF in order to better support local initiatives to protect water quality and public health for Virginia residents.
“Clean, safe water is essential for the health and safety of every Virginian,” said the senators. “We’re glad this federal funding will help promote efforts to improve and protect water quality and public health.”
The funding is awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Capitalization Grants for Clean Water State Revolving Fund and is available through the bipartisan infrastructure law.
Sens. Warner and Kaine have long supported efforts to improve clean water access across the Commonwealth. Last year, the senators announced over $46 million in federal funding as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law to replace lead water lines and ensure safe drinking water throughout Virginia.