Thursday, August 24, 2017

EPA awards Cabot, Ark., $485,000 for wastewater treatment system

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Cabot, Arkansas, a $485,000 grant for its wastewater treatment system, allowing the city to upgrade its equipment including 10,000 feet of piping to address sewer overflow, according to a release issued Thursday.

The agency provides similar grants to states and municipalities across the country for projects to promote water quality and improve the drinking water infrastructure. Projects the EPA has funded in the past include those that worked on watershed protection, water and energy efficiency, drinking water plant operator training, wastewater reclamation and, like in Cabot, wastewater treatment systems.

Wastewater falls under the agency’s authority under the Clean Water Act, and the EPA helps with wastewater management through regulatory and voluntary programs. These efforts promote effective and responsible use of water and ensure that it is treated and disposed of properly.

Organizations in this story

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC - 20460

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