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EPA TO RECOGNIZE RECOVERY ACT WATER RE-USE PROJECT IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Release Date: 08/18/2010
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – August 18, 2010) On Friday, August 20, 2010, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg will join state and local officials in Raleigh, NC to recognize the city’s Water Re-use green infrastructure project. The project, estimated to cost approximately $465,735, is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA), through the State Revolving Fund.

EPA will recognize Raleigh’s use of ARRA funds for its water re-use project which consists of rainwater harvesting/reuse at 11 fire stations. The collected water will be used for irrigation and vehicle washing. This system reduces demand on Raleigh’s drinking water supply, promotes water conservation, decreases stormwater runoff, reduces water pollution, and serves as an educational tool for the community on the possibilities of rainwater harvesting.


WHO: Stan Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 4; Dee Freeman, Secretary, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Charles Meeker, Mayor, city of Raleigh, and Rusty Styons, Assistant Fire Chief

WHAT: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Recognition

WHEN: Friday, August 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Raleigh Fire Station 6
2601 Fairview Road