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$477,000 Grant to Mason City, Iowa, for Water Infrastructure

Release Date: 12/23/2008
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, (913) 551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov


Environmental News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 23, 2008) - EPA has awarded $477,000 to Mason City, Iowa, for improvements to the city's existing sanitary sewer collection system.

EPA Region 7 Administrator John Askew said, "EPA is proud to award Mason City these water infrastructure funds, which will help to prolong the life of its existing system."

Approximately 1,300 feet of pipe and one manhole will be replaced; 3,500 feet of pipe will be lined; 40 point repairs will be made; and four areas of storm sewers will be reconstructed. The improvements to the existing collection system will reduce infiltration and inflow. This will result in a reduction in peak flows to the city's wastewater treatment facility, creating more water capacity at the facility for future growth.

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.