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EPA Awards Over $600,000 to the State of New Mexico to Ensure Safe Drinking Water Supply

Release Date: 09/12/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – September 12, 2012) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the New Mexico Environment Department $605,300 to ensure New Mexico residents have a safe supply of drinking water. The NMED is the primary drinking water agency in New Mexico, and its function is to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act and associated regulations. The funds will be used to provide technical assistance to drinking water systems, collect and analyze drinking water samples and conduct sanitary surveys of surface water systems.

The Safe Drinking Water Act is the main federal law that ensures the quality of drinking water. The EPA sets standards for drinking water quality and oversees the states, localities and water suppliers who implement those standards.
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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