EPA to Loan Indiana $436 Million to Improve State Water Quality
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $436 Million Loan to the Indiana Finance Authority “to support water infrastructure projects across the state”. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the loan will fund “23 projects across the state, including 10 in rural communities [and] will improve water quality… while also creating well-paying jobs.”
Current data shows Indiana’s water treatment facilities have one of the highest rates of “new violations” compared to other state’s, and a 2019 U.S. News ranking ranked Indiana’s drinking water quality as 34th in the country. The $436 million loan is “the largest” loan aimed towards improving United States’ water infrastructure in EPA history.