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EPA awards Arkansas nearly $1 million for water pollution program

Release Date: 12/18/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – December 18, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $950,000 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to plan and implement a comprehensive water pollution program. The ADEQ program will monitor surface and ground water and issue and enforce discharge permits. Data gathered from the program will also be used to revise and update water quality standards and their water quality management plan.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio121808_adeq

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