The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $30.8M to Arizona for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.
“These funds will be used for numerous local projects that will boost the economy while improving water systems,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “EPA is committed to investing in local infrastructure to benefit the communities we serve.”
EPA awarded more than $30.8M to Arizona’s clean water and drinking water State Revolving Fund programs. These federal funds are supplemented with state funding sources, which together provide low-interest loans for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. As money is repaid to the revolving loan fund, Arizona funds new infrastructure projects.
“These infrastructure improvements will directly benefit thousands of Arizonans by improving access to healthy drinking water and modernizing wastewater treatment,” said Arizona’s Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) Executive Director Trish Incognito. “Through a collaborative relationship with EPA to fund these projects, public health and the environment are better protected for all of Arizona.”
The State’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), Which Is Administered By WIFA, Received Almost $20M To Improve Public Water Systems, Including The Following:
The State’s Clean Water SRF, Also Administered By WIFA, Received Almost $11M To Support A Variety Of Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects, Including The Following:
EPA has awarded more than $693M to Arizona’s clean water and drinking water revolving fund programs since their inception in 1988 and 1996, respectively. These funds support Arizona’s efforts to address an estimated $16B worth of water infrastructure needs.
For more information on EPA’s State Revolving Fund programs, visit: www.epa.gov/drinkingwatersrf and www.epa.gov/cwsrf.
For more information on water programs in EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region, visit: www.epa.gov/region9/water.
SOURCE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)