EPA WATERS AWARD LAUDS INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE REGIONAL DRINKING WATER IMPROVEMENTS - Water and Waste Water Jobs Water and Waste Water Jobs: News Details


EPA WATERS AWARD LAUDS INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE REGIONAL DRINKING WATER IMPROVEMENTS

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 recently honored four Pacific Northwest communities for excellence in providing safe drinking water to the public by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program. The communities of Stevens County (Mission Ridge), WA, and Ashland, Baker City and Garibaldi, OR received this recognition after being nominated by their respective states. The WATERS awards program was initiated in 2016 by EPA Region 10 to acknowledge outstanding projects and to share information with other communities about ways to utilize funding from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to help water systems maintain or return to compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition, their projects met one or more elements of the WATERS acronym, which are: Well-planned, Affordable, Transferable, Efficient, Resilient, and Sustainable. "Rebuilding America's infrastructure is a critical pillar of the President's agenda," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. "The state revolving fund program not only helps achieve that goal but also ensures safe and clean water and environmental protection for these communities." The award winners were selected in 2016, then the actual awards were presented as opportunities arose in April and May 2017. Here is a description of the winning projects:

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