Friday, July 17, 2009

Tennessee gets $77.6 million in clean water funds

As reported in the Memphis Business Journal...

The Environmental Protection Agency will give Tennessee $77.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for state and local governments to finance overdue improvements to the state’s clean water infrastructure.

$56.9 million of the funds will go the state’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. It provides low-interest loans for water quality protection projects for wastewater treatment, non-point source pollution control and watershed and estuary management.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program will get $20.2 million from the EPA for low-interest loans to finance drinking water infrastructure improvements. The program focuses on giving funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.

The funds are a portion of $6 billion in ARRA money that will be given to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the country.

For more information about access these funds, contact Kara Belle at (404) 562-8322 or

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