EPA Allocates $50 Million to Sewer Overflow Upgrades

The agency supports improvements to head off contamination due to flooding.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made $50 million available to five Southern states through their Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant Program. 

“Heavy rainfall can flood communities, overload facilities that treat wastewater, and contaminate our waterways with sewage and pollution,” said Assistant EPA Administrator for Water Radhika Fox. “Investing in America means investing in managing stormwater and sewer overflows with resilient infrastructure to prevent these serious issues.” 

Nearly $5 million of the program’s grant funding is allocated to small and financially distressed communities. If governments from those areas apply for this grant funding, they can receive grant assistance for municipal water improvements at no cost. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Administrator Fox as she oversees the EPA’s efforts to protect waterways.
  • For EPA Administrator Michael Regan as he heads the agency’s efforts to support infrastructure.
  • For the U.S. officials who will implement the funding to utilize it to the most beneficial effect.

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency


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