EPA Awards $651,709 to Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

EPA Awards $651,709 to Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
EPA and Arkansas partner to prevent water pollution 06/02/2017 DALLAS – (June 2, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards a water quality grant to assist the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in administering the state’s water quality and ground water programs.
These pollution control programs support the goals of the Clean Water Act to protect rivers, lakes, bays, wetlands, and coastal waters.
Streams and wetlands benefit communities by trapping floodwaters, recharging groundwater supplies, removing pollution and providing habitats for fish and wildlife.
Families and farms located downstream understand the importance of healthy headwaters upstream.
One in three Americans get their drinking water from public systems that rely on seasonal and rain-dependent streams.
The Clean Water Act provides funding to water pollution control programs to build and sustain effective water quality programs that ensure the health of our nation’s water bodies.
The funds are awarded under section 106 of the Clean Water Act.
Programs under the act support monitoring, assessment, protection, and prevention of polluted runoff in waterways.
To learn more about ADEQ visit: https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/ To learn more about ADEQ’s water quality program visit: https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/water/

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