Gov. Northam Proposes Clean Water Investments Totaling $411.5 Million in Federal Funds

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today announced a $411.5 million proposal to invest federal American Rescue Plan funds in updating Virginia wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. These investments would lead to significantly cleaner water in Virginia’s rivers and streams. Virginia legislators are expected to make decisions on the use of these federal funds in the special session that begins Aug. 2.  

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Peggy Sanner issued this statement.

With these proposals, Governor Northam has again shown his deep commitment to Virginia’s environment and to our communities. Investing in modern wastewater, stormwater, and septic-related infrastructure will ensure cleaner rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay, create green jobs, and improve Virginians’ health and well- being.

“We are grateful to Governor Northam for prioritizing the long overdue modernization of polluting combined sewer systems, continuing to upgrade wastewater plants, and addressing the clean water needs of smaller communities. We look forward to continuing to work with him and legislators in both the special session and upcoming regular session on ways federal and state funding can be maximized to achieve longstanding clean water goals.” 


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Kenny Fletcher

Virginia Media & Communications Coordinator, CBF

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