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Puerto Rico, USVI to receive $108M to upgrade water systems


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive a total of nearly $108 million to improve drinking water infrastructure across the U.S. territories. Officials said Tuesday that Puerto Rico is slated to get $62 million and the U.S. Virgin Islands nearly $46 million. The money is part of a push by the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to improve drinking water systems and remove lead pipes. Federal officials said Congress appropriated an additional $6 billion for water projects in U.S. states and territories as part of the $550 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Biden signed in November 2021.

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