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EPA Provides Fire Protection to City of Hammond

Release Date: 04/29/2011
Contact Information: For more information contact Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – April 29, 2011) The City of Hammond, Louisiana, is receiving assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide its citizens with safe and reliable drinking water and improved fire protection. The EPA awarded Hammond $210,000 to extend its drinking water services and add additional water hydrant assemblies.

The Safe Drinking Water Act protects human health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. The responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water is shared by EPA, states, tribes, water systems and the public.

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

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

EPA audio file is available at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/apr2011.html


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