The proposed rule would require utility companies to locate and dig up roughly 188,000 lead pipes statewide within 10 years to ensure clean drinking water for Virginians and to protect children’s health.
In Virginia, $8.4 billion in funding has been announced with over 240 specific infrastructure projects identified for funding. Nearly $6 billion will go to transit upgrades,, and another $290 million for clean water and water infrastructure.
Nearly 365,000 people in Virginia—many of whom live in rural areas—lack access to high-speed broadband internet, according to estimates from the FCC. But new funding aims to help get them connected.
This funding’s aim is to help connect the estimated 8.5 million families and small businesses nationwide that still haven’t been able to access the full capabilities of modern technology.
Funds for Norfolk’s “I-264 Reconnecting Communities” project aim to address the fact that communities of color have been cut off from job centers, educational hubs, food markets, and more.
In Virginia, 117 infrastructure projects have been announced so far, and more are in the works. Here’s a look at the work that’s being done in the Old Dominion and how it helps Virginians.