At a press conference in San Juan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency has awarded nearly $72 million to Puerto Rico through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The infusion of money will help the commonwealth and local governments finance overdue improvements to wastewater and drinking water systems, and conduct water quality planning essential to protecting human health and the environment.
Breakdown of Funding:
At least 20 percent of the funds provided under the recovery act are to be used for green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency improvements, and other environmentally innovative projects.
See how every stimulus dollar is being invested at recovery.gov.