Federal funds to provide ‘critical wastewater infrastructure upgrades’ Lori Trahan, EPA and local officials tour Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility
LOWELL — U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan visited the Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility on Monday to discuss how funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in December will help the city improve its wastewater infrastructure.
Trahan visited the facility with David Cash, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s newly appointed regional administrator for New England, to discuss how the federal funding will be used to upgrade sewage systems along the Merrimack River.
“For decades, federal divestment from critical wastewater infrastructure upgrades has forced communities like Lowell and so many others along the Merrimack River to foot the bill. That neglect finally ended when we passed and the president signed into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” Trahan said. “This package is delivering unprecedented federal investments to upgrade our sewage systems and clean up our drinking water.”