The state of Oklahoma and the EPA have announced a plan to invest over $1 million to improve drinking water.
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $600,000 to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality with the department adding $490,909 to match the federal amount. The state says the funds will go to projects needed for public water systems to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The EPA says it plans on awarding almost $42 million nation wide for public drinking water.
“Ensuring all Americans have access to clean water is a top priority for this administration,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ken McQueen. “Through these grants, we are taking significant actions to modernize aging water infrastructure and reduce potential exposure to contaminants in drinking water in often underserved communities.”
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