Baldwin, Portage leaders meet to talk about city’s use of ARPA funds

PORTAGE, Wis. — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin visited with officials in Portage Thursday to learn about how the city is using money it received from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Among other projects, the city is using ARPA funds to establish a lead pipe replacement program to help homeowners replace lead laterals.

Baldwin also discussed the importance of high-speed broadband.

“Whether you were getting education or telehealth or working from remote locations including home, it showed the need to have access to high-speed broadband in order to stay a part of the economy,” she said.

Portage is also using $325,000 of the funding to buy a new fire truck.