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EPA Awards Over $470,000 to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water to Louisiana Residents

Release Date: 01/25/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – January 25, 2012) A new grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will help provide safe, reliable drinking water to the people of Louisiana. The grant for $474,382, given to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH), will be used to manage the state’s drinking water program. These activities include attaining and maintaining safe drinking water quality standards, supporting the state’s public drinking water systems, and compliance, enforcement and technical assistance.

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/podcast/jan2012.html

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