New Hampshire will get more than $11 million from the Environmental Protection Agency this year for drinking water infrastructure upgrades.
The state gets at least $8 million a year from the federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The allocation is higher this year, despite recent cuts to the program by Congress.
The funding goes to New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services, which can give it out to local public, private and community water systems in the form of low-interest loans.
New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation says that’s good news for public health.
They recently called for more federal attention on the state’s high rates of certain cancers. Some of those cancers have been linked to industrial and natural contamination in drinking water wells.