Millions coming to improve drinking water

May 2019

$2.3 million is available in the Pacific Northwest to improve drinking water for schools as well as small or disadvantaged communities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that these regional funds are part of nearly $87 million in nationwide grant funding is available to assist states, tribes, and territories with improving drinking water.

“EPA is committed to ensuring all Americans, regardless of their zip code, have access to safe and clean drinking water,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “With these grants, EPA is fulfilling its core mission of providing states, tribes, and territories with the resources needed to protect children from lead exposure and other contaminants and ensure all American families have safe drinking water.”

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