Senate Infrastructure Bill Includes PFAS, Lead Service Line ‘Down Payments’

August 2, 2021
The Senate is slated to begin debating bipartisan infrastructure legislation that includes targeted funding to treat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water and wastewater, drawing praise from some environmentalists, as well as to remove lead service lines though the funding levels for such replacements fall short of the estimated cost. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters Aug. 1 that he expects the legislation to clear the Senate by the end of the week despite a host...

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