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University of New Orleans Foundation is Awarded Nearly $1 Million from EPA for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program

Release Date: 08/18/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas –August 18, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $950,000 to the University of New Orleans Research and Tech Foundation to reduce sewer-related pollution, provide water quality educational outreach, and improve water quality in the Pontchartrain Basin. Project activities include implementing sewer collection and drinking water distribution systems, minimizing the amount of pollutants and floating debris that enters the drainage outfall canals, and conducting a study of wastewater collection and treatment throughout the unincorporated areas of St. Helena Parish.

Additional information on EPA’s Water Program: http://www.epa.gov/region6/water/index.htm

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

EPA audio file is available for 30 days at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/aug2009.html


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