Oklahoma awarded $855,000 to protect water quality

Oklahoma awarded $855,000 to protect water quality.
"Improving the Nation’s water is one of EPA’s highest priorities under the Trump Administration," said Scott Pruitt, Administrator.
"This grant funds state-led programs that are working for communities throughout my home state of Oklahoma."
Nonpoint-source pollution (NPS) is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over the ground.
This runoff picks up natural and man-made pollutants as it flows, eventually depositing the material into lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
This type of pollution can be difficult to manage since it cannot be traced to a specific source.
The nonpoint-source pollution control program supports 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.

Learn More