City of Longmont receives EPA award for new water treatment plant
Release Date: 09/11/2007
Contact Information: Brian Friel, 303-312-6277, firstname.lastname@example.org Diane Sanelli, 303-312-7822, email@example.com
(Denver, Colo. -- Sept. 11, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) award to the City of Longmont for construction of a new 30 million gallon per day surface water treatment plant.
The City of Longmont now provides drinking water services to a population of approximately 80,000. Longmont also has an extensive Water Conservation Program, which has the goal of reducing per capita levels below historical levels.
“The Longmont project is a good example of a project addressing two issues confronting this nation's aging water infrastructure -- replacing water works whose useful life has been reached and maintaining compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements," said EPA Region 8 Administrator Robert E. Roberts. “This EPA award recognizes exceptional creativity in designing projects that promote sustainability and protect public health."
The Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended in 1996, established the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to make funds available to drinking water systems to finance infrastructure improvements. The program also emphasizes providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.
For more information please visit our Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Web site.