Lafayette Journal & Courier: “The Lafayette City Council approved a plan to use $8 million in American Rescue Plan Funds for several upgrades to the city’s water infrastructure.”
NWI Times: Council OKs spending federal funds to help bring sewer service to parts of unincorporated Lake County
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future the American Rescue Plan is STILL creating for the Hoosier State. On Monday, the Lafayette City Council approved an $8 million plan for many upgrades to the city’s water infrastructure system. And then on Tuesday, the Lake County Council gave the green light to a new plan to upgrade the county’s sewer systems – an investment worth about $80 million. These new projects will create jobs and build a better tomorrow for Hoosier families – and Congressman Frank J. Mrvan and Indiana Democrats delivered it.
The same cannot be said for Indiana Republicans who flat out voted “NO” on these investments. In fact, Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called these infrastructure projects “socialism” and claimed their opposition to jobs was a “great campaign to run on”. Democrats will highlight the Republicans’ “NO” record throughout the statewide “The Jobs Tour”. Voters will learn that while Democrats delivered Indiana’s bright economic future, Republicans divided communities with their culture wars.
Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for Hoosier families:
NWI Times: “The Lake County Council agreed Tuesday to invest most of the county’s $94 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds into connecting more than a thousand homes and businesses onto sanitary sewers and getting them off failing septic systems.
The four-year sewerage plan championed by the Lake County Board of Commissioners aims to reduce the amount of E. coli and other harmful bacteria that tests show are leaking from septic systems and increasingly popping up in ditches and other county waterways.”
Lafayette Journal & Courier: “The Lafayette City Council approved a plan to use $8 million in American Rescue Plan Funds for several upgrades to the city’s water infrastructure.
During Monday’s council meeting, Mayor Tony Roswarski explained that after the city had received its first $8 million payment of federal ARP funds, the city created a committee to determine the best use of those funds.
Upgrading the city’s water utilities became a top choice.
The American Rescue Plan, passed by Congress and then signed by President Biden in 2021, responded to the economic impact of COVID-19. One area local governments can use ARP funds is investing in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.”