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EPA to provide $15 million to small drinking water, wastewater systems

March 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide up to $15 million in funding for training and technical assistance to small drinking and wastewater systems, defined as systems that serve fewer than 10,000 people, and private well owners, according to a press release.

The funding will help provide water system staff with training and tools to enhance system operations and management practices and supports EPA’s continuing efforts to protect public health, restore watersheds and promote sustainability in small communities.

Most of the funding, up to $14.5 million, will provide training and technical assistance to small public water systems to achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and to small publicly-owned wastewater systems, communities served by on-site systems and private well owners to improve water quality.