Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvement

Department of Health and Human Services

Allocation: $25,000,000

Status: Active

Contaminants in drinking water can lead to adverse health effects and illness, especially in infants, young children, pregnant women, older populations, and those with compromised immune systems.

Through its Drinking Water Program, the Maine CDC will expand efforts to address imminent risks to public health through investments in the safety of public water infrastructure – such as water treatment plants, storage reservoirs, and pipe distribution systems. Among other benefits, these investments will enable communities to mitigate lead in drinking water at schools and childcares and address harmful effects of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances, known as “forever chemicals.”