WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted a roundtable discussion with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox and local officials and experts from Maryland’s Fifth District to discuss how the bipartisan infrastructure law helps provide clean water to Marylanders across the state.
“The bipartisan infrastructure law which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden last year is estimated to provide Maryland with $844 million over the 5 years to improve water infrastructure and provide clean drinking water across our state,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I appreciate EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox, and Jeff Fretwell, Director of the Water Quality Financing Administration at the Maryland Department of the Environment, for the joining me today at this roundtable and answering questions from Fifth District stakeholders. This money will soon make its way to our localities, and it was recently announced that in fiscal year 2022, Maryland will receive $144 million to modernize water infrastructure.”
“Every home and business in Maryland deserves to have access to clean water,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “I was glad to offer this much-needed discussion and will continue to monitor the expenditure of these funds on Fifth District water infrastructure. Improved water infrastructure is critical for our environment – like the health of our Chesapeake Bay – but also our households. We owe it to Maryland families to continue working to ensure healthy communities and quality resources for all.”
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a historic opportunity to provide $50 billion that will upgrade vital water infrastructure in communities across the country,” said U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox. “Representative Hoyer’s leadership was instrumental to delivering this transformational opportunity for Marylanders and for all Americans.”