Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Virginia Plans A $411.5 Million Investment To Help Reduce Water Pollution

Sign up here for our free newsletter that tells you about the newest stories, three mornings each week.

RICHMOND–On July 27, Governor Ralph Northam announced plans for a $411.5 million investment in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to reduce water pollution and increase access to clean water across the commonwealth. Substantial investments will be made to aging water systems and improve drinking water, waste water, and storm water infrastructure.

“With this funding, we have a tremendous opportunity to rebuild our aging water systems and ensure every Virginia family has reliable access to safe, clean drinking water,” said Governor Northam. “In addition to modernizing water and sewer infrastructure across the commonwealth, these investments will go a long way toward restoring the health of our waterways and reducing pollution in our communities.”

More than $300 million in ARP funding was already sent to towns in June, and $2.3 billion was made available to Virginia’s 133 counties and cities from the federal government to support these current issues.

“The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of ensuring all Virginians have access to basic necessities—safe housing, quality health care, food security, and reliable utilities,” said Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey. “Investing in our water systems will help advance health equity and ensure a robust economic recovery.”

You must purchase this article or be a subscriber to comment on it.

Latest News

Former SunTrust Building In Gloucester To Become Event Venue

GLOUCESTER – In the past few years, Sherry Spring, Gloucester’s economic development director, has heard all sorts of rumors connected to the former SunTrust...

Dunkin’ Next Generation Store Opens In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Dunkin’ Donuts recently opened its latest Dunkin’ Next Generation location at 15488 Warwick Blvd. in Newport News. The store officially opened November 21,...

The New Local News Model

On July 1, we started a new way to pay for news. Yes, we want you to subscribe, but we know nobody subscribes to every site they visit just because there's a paywall.

So if you don't want to subscribe (even at the low price of $39.99 for a year), you can pay for access to individual articles. Or just buy a 24-hour pass, as if you were buying a single copy of a newspaper. We use a new payment service called Transact, which lets you pay for individual articles in as little as three seconds. And you will get $3 in credit when you sign up (just an email address, no credit card required), which will let you pay for at least 20 articles.

This is new for everyone, so we're going to ease you into this. Initially, there won't be many articles that you have to pay for. Short ones will always be free. And even the longer stories will let you read the first half or so for free. We'd love to hear what you think, so send us a note at