Historic investments to the nation’s water infrastructure as part of the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) have begun to flow to cities and municipalities across the country, according to WaterWorld. So far, the funding has been dispersed rather quickly, because the IIJA is not simply an authorizing bill but an appropriating bill for many existing programs.

“This is true [particularly for] the water funds,” said Public Policy counsel Aimee Ghosh. “This means that we’re not waiting for the appropriations legislation and then a regular appropriations cycle to see that money actually being made available to be obligated and released by the agencies.”

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