$119.8 million investment will ensure families across Georgia have access to clean and safe drinking water
Washington, D.C. — Thanks to U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, drinking water infrastructure upgrades are coming to communities across Georgia through the bipartisan infrastructure law.
Sens. Warnock and Ossoff today delivered $119.8 million through the bipartisan infrastructure law for essential drinking water infrastructure upgrades across the Peach State through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
These new resources will help ensure communities across Georgia have access to clean drinking water, enhancing public health and keeping families safe and healthy.
“Senator Warnock and I are delivering water infrastructure upgrades to remove lead pipes from our drinking water and keep our families safe and healthy,” Sen. Ossoff said. “Our bipartisan infrastructure law will deliver long-overdue upgrades to Georgia’s infrastructure for years to come.”
“This historic investment in upgrading Georgia’s drinking water infrastructure is yet another victory for our state that was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock. “Ensuring access to clean, safe and reliable drinking water is essential to promote healthier communities that have the opportunity to thrive, and I am proud to join Senator Ossoff in getting it done for Georgians.”
Sens. Ossoff and Warnock secured bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate to deliver these new drinking water infrastructure upgrades for Georgia families.
Sen. Ossoff has long pushed to remove lead pipes from drinking water systems to keep families and children safe. In April 2021, Sen. Ossoff called on the Senate to pass historic funding to ensure public schools had clean drinking water, pointing to how Georgia, along with 22 other states, received an “F” in a non-profit “Get the Lead Out” study that looked at protecting students from lead in drinking water.
Following his push, the Senate included his provision in the larger Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, which was folded into the bipartisan infrastructure law.
Sens. Ossoff and Warnock remain committed to delivering resources that keep families safe and improve public safety. Earlier this year,they delivered $39.2 million to modernize essential water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure across Georgia through the bipartisan infrastructure law.