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North Dakota gets government funding to clean up contaminated water



Bismarck, North Dakota – Federal funding are being given to North Dakota in order to enhance the state’s water quality.

North Dakota will receive $18.9 million from the US EPA to help towns whose drinking water contains dangerously high levels of manganese. In addition, the money will be used to train workers for public water systems, test and treat pollutants, and supply households with clean drinking water.

“This agreement provides funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to the State of North Dakota to implement resources and priorities to help address Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and emerging contaminant challenges; target resources to communities most in need of assistance to ensure that no community is left behind with unsafe, inadequate water; and advance the priorities of equity and environmental justice,” said the description released to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality.

In order to help towns in Northeastern and East Central North Dakota, the money will be used to build a raw water transfer center.