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EPA Awards Over $57 Million to the Texas Water Development Board to Support the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program

Release Date: 09/18/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – September 18, 2012) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $57,041,000 to the Texas Water Development Board to support the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program. The funds will be used by the state of Texas to provide loan assistance to eligible water systems for infrastructure improvements needed to ensure safe drinking water is available to Texas residents.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program was established under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 which authorizes the EPA to award capitalization grants to states, which in turn are authorized to provide low-cost loans and other types of assistance to public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure projects needed to achieve or maintain compliance with SDWA requirements. States are also authorized to use a portion of their capitalization grants to fund a range of set-aside activities including source water protection, capacity development and operator certification. The program helps to ensure that the nation’s drinking water supplies remain safe and affordable, and that public water systems that receive funding are properly operated and maintained.

Additional Information on EPA grants is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html

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