On Thursday, February 8th, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET, the national Source Water Collaborative is hosting the “Addressing Emerging Contaminants in Source Water Using BIL Grants and Forgivable Loans” webinar.
Please register for the webinar here.
Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), $10 billion in grant or grant-like funding is being made available to fund projects that address emerging contaminants (ECs) in drinking water and/or wastewater through EPA’s Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds and new Emerging Contaminants in Small or Disadvantaged Communities (EC-SDC) Grant Program.
This webinar will:
- Introduce this large influx of BIL funding for ECs, demonstrating how this is an unprecedented opportunity for states, territories, and tribes to invest in new source water protection projects or enhance existing source water protection plans, that will deliver long term environmental and public health benefits, particularly to small, underserved, and/or disadvantaged communities.
- Showcase the ways Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding can support source water protection by addressing emerging contaminants in drinking water sources.
- Feature a case study highlighting how the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) accomplished their goals in tackling PFAS, along with future project ideas using EC-SDC funding.
Expected Webinar Audience: The webinar is designed for states, water utilities, source water protection staff, state BIL funding program staff, source water collaboratives, federal agencies, and other water stakeholders.
BIL Learning Exchange
This webinar is part of a larger BIL Learning Exchange made up of a set of several webinars and related resources to help water stakeholders use the new BIL funding for source water protection. The BIL Learning Exchange will:
- Provide information to member networks and others to spur increased use of BIL funding to support source water protection
- Highlight types of source water protection and green infrastructure projects eligible for funding
- Identify and address barriers for using BIL Emerging Contaminants funding for source water protection
- Develop best practices for funding mechanisms to obtain and use BIL funds, and
- Highlight case studies or example projects
Future webinar topics will include the role of Environmental Finance Centers and other TA opportunities, environmental justice implications of BIL, and the role of forests and BIL funding through U.S. Forest Service.
There is no cost to participate in this webinar. Please share this information with your colleagues.