The Biden Administration’s recent infrastructure law could help communities across the state address drinking water contamination, including from contaminants like GenX and PFAS.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law marks the single largest investment in water the federal government has ever made.
- In North Carolina, the infrastructure law delivers funds to help wastewater utilities prevent PFAS discharges into rivers and improve the state’s drinking water and water infrastructure.
- For decades, communities across the state – particularly communities of color – have been paying the price of environmental racism and big polluters dodging accountability.
- Over the past four decades, more than 300,000 residents of Cape Fear communities have been exposed to drinking water contaminated by PFAS, which the DuPont spin-off Chemours had dumped into the Cape Fear River since at least the ‘80s. Many other North Carolina communities have been exposed to similar water contaminants.
Environmental groups and North Carolinians have advocated for investments towards clean drinking water for decades, and continue to urge leaders to take action.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law takes a step in addressing the health and safety of communities that have for too long been neglected and ignored.