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$520,400 Grant to Wayne, Neb., for Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Release Date: 11/30/2009
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, (913) 551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 30, 2009) - EPA has awarded $520,400 to Wayne, Neb., for improvements to its wastewater treatment plant project.

EPA Region 7 Acting Regional Administrator William Rice said, “EPA is proud to award these water infrastructure funds to protect water quality. Water infrastructure is a lifeline for community health and prosperity.”

Wayne’s existing 25-year-old facility continues to generate odor complaints regarding the sludge treatment system. The grant will help construct a wastewater treatment plant which will address odor concerns.

EPA oversees the protection of water quality and public health. The Agency is working with community leaders and the public to meet the growing needs and demands of our limited water resources. EPA remains committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for managing and financing infrastructure with public and private partners.

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