(Hartford, CT) Clean Water Action was proud to join Senator Blumenthal, agency officials, Windsor leaders and numerous allies to highlight federal infrastructure funding coming to Connecticut. Connecticut will receive millions of dollars to address toxic chemicals that impact drinking water, contaminate the environment and harm public health. Specifically, funding will be available to support lead service line replacement and provide much needed resources to the CT Department Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health to monitor and remediate PFAS contamination in Connecticut.
Anne Hulick, Connecticut Director, stated: “A top priority for Clean Water Action is to protect drinking water and reduce contamination from toxic chemicals like lead, copper and PFAS. While the state has done a good job, there is simply insufficient funds at the state and municipal level to replace aging infrastructure and to thoroughly address PFAS contamination. We applaud Senator Blumenthal for his leadership in Washington DC on these critical public health issues and are excited to work with agency experts, legislative and municipal leaders and our allies to assure that Connecticut continues to be recognized as a national leader in protecting water quality and public health.”
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