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Grant to help Shreveport prevent water pollution

Release Date: 12/15/2006
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – December 15, 2006) The Environmental Protection Agency provided $17,100 to the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, to prevent water pollution. The city will use the additional federal funding to further assess, design, repair and rehabilitate selected sewer lift stations in the Cross Lake watershed. Poorly managed sewer systems can be significant sources of pollution into area lakes, rivers and streams. For the past several years, the city has been working to protect this important watershed using a $192,400 grant from EPA. Upon completion, the project is expected to benefit approximately 200,000 Shreveport residents.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/gandf/index.htm

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

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