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Rep. Nickel Hosts EPA Administrator Regan in Clayton

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Today, U.S. Representative Wiley Nickel (NC-13) was pleased to welcome EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan to North Carolina’s 13th District to highlight critical water infrastructure needs and announce new nationwide funding for clean water infrastructure upgrades.

Representative Nickel and Administrator Regan joined Clayton Mayor McLeod and community leaders for a tour of the Sam Branch Water Reclamation Facility and held a press conference to announce over $775 million from the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act for states, Tribes, and territories through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

Representative Nickel and Administrator Regan also held a community roundtable in Clayton to highlight and discuss the impact of water infrastructure funding and improvements on the business community, the agricultural community, the public, and the environment.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to welcome EPA Administrator Regan back to North Carolina to tour and highlight the important water infrastructure needs here in North Carolina’s 13th District,” said Rep. Nickel. “Today's Announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will enable millions in federal funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to support priority water infrastructure projects and upgrades in North Carolina and throughout the country. I look forward to partnering with federal, state, and local officials to ensure we can access this transformational federal investment that’ll support the economic growth and environmental health of our communities here in North Carolina’s 13th District.”

“Too many communities across the country are facing challenges with water infrastructure – from climate impacts like drought vulnerability, to a lack of basic wastewater services that everyone deserves,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda is getting unprecedented investments in clean water to communities that need them most. Thanks to the partnership with Congressman Nickel, this funding and historic funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support local economies while advancing projects in communities to help ensure clean, safe water for North Carolinians.”