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U.S. EPA to Announce Millions to Improve Local Water Infrastructure, Water Quality Statewide

Release Date: 01/26/2016
Contact Information: MEDIA CONTACTS: U.S. EPA: Nahal Mogharabi, 213-244-1815, Mogharabi.nahal@epa.gov City of Carlsbad: Jessica Padilla Bowen, 760-434-2845, jessica.padilla@carlsbadca.gov


Agency highlights water recycling in the city of Carlsbad

LOS ANGELES – Tomorrow, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will be joined by City of Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall to announce millions of dollars in funding to the state that will improve local water infrastructure and control water pollution statewide resulting in significant public health benefits. The funding announced will be used for a wide variety of water quality projects, including pollution reduction, municipal drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements, make projects more sustainable by increasing water and energy efficiency, and provide technical assistance to communities.

In addition, EPA will take a tour of and highlight $37 million in past funding that is being used to expand the Carlsbad Water Recycling Facility and nearly double its capacity.

WHO: Jared Blumenfeld, EPA Regional Administrator
Mayor Matt Hall, City of Carlsbad

WHAT: Announce Millions of Dollars to Improve Water Infrastructure Statewide; and
Tour and Highlight Carlsbad Recycling Facility

WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
10:30 a.m. Tour
10:45 a.m. Announcement

WHERE: Carlsbad Water Recycling Facility
          6220 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, 92011
          Parking is available on-site

VISUALS: Media can participate in the brief tour of the recycling facility, speak to local, federal leaders

RSVP: *** Credentialed press who would like to attend this event, or for more information please e-mail Nahal Mogharabi, mogharabi.nahal@epa.gov.

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