The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $146,503,800 to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The funding was authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Recovery Act funds will go to the state's Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF and DWSRF) programs.The CWSRF program will receive $108,641,800. It provides low-interest loans for water quality protection projects for wastewater treatment, non-point source pollution control, and watershed and estuary management. The DWSRF program will receive $37,862,000. It provides low-interest loans for drinking water systems to finance infrastructure improvements. The program also emphasizes providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.
You can read the original EPA news release here.
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