Wisconsin has a long list of urgent infrastructure work, from sewer projects to water treatment and highway construction. For instance, about $3.3 billion is needed for municipal wastewater treatment updates and repairs. But the state will receive just $108 million from the federal stimulus package for that work, and some officials fear the money -- especially funds that require grant applications -- won't make its way to many rural areas. Still, use of the money will be "like accelerating a whole year of projects," says Al Fish of the state's Office of Recovery and Reinvestment.
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