Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on the $101 million Louisiana could receive as the first round of funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to help improve water infrastructure. 

“Ensuring that our citizens have access to clean and safe drinking water has always been among my top priorities and this allocation of federal dollars from the IIJA could help many more communities across Louisiana,” said Gov. Edwards. “I’m grateful to Senator Cassidy, Congressman Carter and President Biden for their hard work on making this happen.”