$352 Million for Clean Water in South Dakota


February 20, 2024

Today, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced $6 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand access to clean drinking water, replace lead pipes, improve wastewater infrastructure, and remove PFAS contamination in water in every single state and territory in the country.

This includes $352.5 million for South Dakota for clean water and drinking water projects through federal fiscal year 2026. South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Shane Merrill released the statement below about this crucial funding to our state.

“The Biden Administration believes every South Dakotan deserves access to clean drinking water and recognizes that underserved communities in our state and across the country have been left behind for far too long,” said South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Shane Merrill “They are continuing to deliver on their promises and making an historic investment in water infrastructure for every American. South Dakota voters will remember at the ballot box this November that it was President Biden and Vice President Harris who are fighting for them.”

As of January, $347 million has been announced for clean water and water infrastructure projects in South Dakota through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. There are also several bills making their way through the South Dakota Legislature to allocate the rest of the $700 million from the American Rescue Plan Act for water projects across the state. Since President Biden took office, the Indian Health Service has allocated $1.4 billion in funding from the Infrastructure Law to over 650 projects to build sanitation infrastructure in Tribal communities.

For questions, you can contact the SDDP Executive Director Dan Ahlers at dan@sddp.org or contact the state party office by phone at 605-271-5405 or 605-940-3071.

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