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Water Reuse Projects Get $310 Million from Biden Administration

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

As drought conditions worsen, the Biden administration announced on Aug. 18 that $310 million will be allocated to help aid water reuse projects across the country.

After a two-day tour of central and southern California, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton visited the Irvine Ranch Water District's Syphon Reservoir Improvement Project.

The U.S Department of Interior recently released a press release that said approximately $309.8 million will be allocated for water reuse projects under President Joe Biden's infrastructure law. Water infrastructure projects were allocated $8.3 billion by that bill to the Bureau of Reclamation.

During their two-day visit to central and southern California, Haaland and Touton highlighted “how investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help address the worsening drought crisis and expand access to clean drinking water for families, farmers, and wildlife,” the press release states.

“The selected projects will advance drought resilience and are expected to increase annual capacity by about 213,000 acre-feet of water, enough water to support more than 850,000 people a year,” the Department of Interior said.

19 August 2022


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