The town has received almost $2.7 million in federal funding for two water and sewer projects in Pawcatuck. The money was part of the 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill which President Joe Biden signed on March 15 and was put forward by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. It includes $1,952,130 that will partially fund a project that will link two dead-end water lines and create a looped system to improve fire protection in Pawcatuck. The town will have to allocate an additional $900,000 to fully fund the project. An additional $720,000 was allocated for upgrades to the River Road sewer pumping station in Pawcatuck. The line will serve a portion of town that includes the police department, high school and numerous businesses and homes, including senior and affordable housing complexes.