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Iowa gets millions from infrastructure bill to upgrade water plants, limit lead and ‘forever chemicals’


Des Moines Register: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Iowa will receive more than $110 million from the new federal infrastructure bill to upgrade aging water infrastructure and tackle toxic “forever chemicals.” The funding, announced Thursday, will help Iowa communities replace aging water and wastewater treatment plants and help remove lead from drinking water. At 76%, Iowa ranks fourth nationally for the percentage of children under age 6 with detectable levels of lead in their blood, a study this year showed.

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