By6abc Digital Staff and Katherine Scott WPVI logo
President Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia on Friday, making an announcement at the Belmont Water Treatment Plant and later addressing the Democratic National Committee winter meeting in Center City.
Vice President Kamala Harris will also be making the trip to Philadelphia.
After traveling to Baltimore and New York City this week, President Biden will continue his infrastructure push in Philly.
He will announce that the city will receive $500 million in funding for water upgrades and lead service removal, part of an effort to replace all lead pipe services in the country over the next decade.
$160 million will go to upgrade Philadelphia water facilities and replace more than 19 miles of lead service lines, through a bipartisan infrastructure law.
An additional $340 million loan from the EPA will go to upgrade the city’s water system.
Funding is coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, American Rescue Plan, and annual appropriations, according to a White House official.
Biden and Harris will be joined by EPA Administrator Michael Regan, Governor Josh Shapiro, Senator John Fetterman, Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Dwight Evans, and Mayor Jim Kenney.