The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) allocated $6 billion for clean water and drinking water infrastructure. Of this, 20% ($1.2 billion) was reserved for programs for green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency and environmental innovation – which included metering and leak detection/control – collectively named the “Green Project Reserve,” with an additional $700 million being added to extend the Reserve in the current financial year.
A (partial) list of the water metering projects that have been funded from this Green Project Reserve has been compiled by the organization American Rivers, detailing projects in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. The list also includes projects in these states that were not awarded funding (funding status = 0).
For a discussion on this funding, see “The economic stimulus package and its impact on water metering and water in the US” by Jonathan Spencer Jones in Metering International Issue 1 2011 page 92.
To view the list of projects click HERE