Guam allocated $26M to create jobs for water infrastructure improvements

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The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration will receive $26,522,000 in water infrastructure funding as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocations for the purpose of creating jobs for the redevelopment of aging water infrastructure, strengthening drinking water and wastewater systems, and supporting the revitalization of Guam’s economy.

The federal funding represents the single-largest investment in U.S. water infrastructure ever and is part of a big and bold $60 billion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. The Government of Guam will be working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water in the coming months to identify the tools, resources, and targeted technical assistance that will ensure an effective, efficient and equitable implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero continues to participate in discussions with state governors, federal agencies, and private sector experts on the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at the National Governors Association Infrastructure Summit in Annapolis, Maryland.

“The visions we are forming for the future growth of our island and nation include investing in the creation of jobs to transform our infrastructure and strengthen our economy,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “We are honored and humbled for the opportunity to participate in direct discussions with our federal partners on how these resources will best benefit the people of Guam and all of America.”

“Our administration remains committed to providing clean, affordable, and safe drinking water and wastewater services to all of Guam. The continued federal support of our environmental and sustainability initiatives is encouraging and will allow us to realize some of our goals even sooner,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “We look forward to working together with the U.S. EPA to maximize our use of these funds and to foster sustainable improvements that will safeguard our natural resources for the future.”

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