Infrastructure


This old part of a water main is among many being replaced in Eau Claire as part of an effort to get rid of water lines containing lead. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin Has 176,000 Lead Pipes. The Infrastructure Bill Will Help Take Them Out.

The bipartisan infrastructure legislation that Biden recently signed includes $15 billion to replace lead pipes across the country.

Bridge rebuilding in Ashland County
Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Passed. Here’s What it Means for Wisconsin.

Measure expected to provide around $5.5 billion in transportation projects to Wisconsin and a variety of other job-creating improvements.

The Sheboygan wastewater treatment plant is seen in this May 2018 photo posted on the city's Facebook page.
Sheboygan’s Nearly Century-Old Sewer to Get Big Overhaul With American Rescue Plan Funds

Cities across Wisconsin using pandemic relief in many ways. This one will prevent a big sewer bill hike and reduce the need to raise water bills.

In this Aug. 26 photo from the city of Janesville’s Facebook page, work is shown on replacing the city’s remaining lead water service lines. Janesville was allocated nearly $12 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. City staff suggested that some of the funds be used for the ongoing lead line replacement project.
Against It Before They Were for It—Some Wisconsin Politicians Are Busy Promoting American Rescue Plan Funds

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seem grateful for the aid that has helped hometown businesses and provided stimulus checks.

Bridge rebuilding in Ashland County
Wisconsin Desperately Needs Infrastructure Bills to Pass, Lawmakers Say

Two bills proposed by Biden would help Wisconsin address a range of issues, according to a Democratic state representative and GOP state senator.

President Joe Biden in La Crosse
Biden Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s Potential Benefits in La Crosse Trip

The president highlighted local transit efforts and PFAS issues as he took his plan to the public.

Workers on internet towers
‘I Don’t Want to Move’: How Wisconsin’s Broadband Gaps Hurt Rural Communities

Almost 400,000 state residents lack high-speed broadband in a time when all aspects of society are becoming more dependent on it.