Illinois to Invest $1B in Sewer and Water Infrastructure Upgrades
Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $1 billion initiative Thursday to upgrade sewer lines, water mains and water treatment plants across Illinois, some of them badly eroded after more than 100 years of service. Timing the announcement to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, Quinn described his administration’s Clean Water Initiative as a jobs-creating effort to pull Illinois up from the nation’s lower rungs in terms of water safety.
A recent federal Environmental Protection Agency assessment found that Illinois has the fourth-highest need in the country for drinking water infrastructure improvements.
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