HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The federal government is sending $26 million to Connecticut to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems.
The bulk of the money, $17.1 million will go to The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) which is run by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The fund provides low-interest loans for water quality protection projects that improve wastewater treatment systems, control pollution from storm water runoff, and protect sensitive bodies of water.
Another $8.9 million went to The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program that provides low-interest loans for improvements to drinking water systems.
“This funding will pay for projects that improve water quality and protect drinking water across Connecticut, and will provide benefits for decades to come,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office. “Clean drinking water and proper wastewater treatment are fundamental to protecting people’s health, but aging water infrastructure needs to be upgraded and repaired. EPA’s funding will help continue Connecticut’s program to invest in drinking water and wastewater systems and protect people’s health.”
– EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund: http://www2.epa.gov/cwsrf
– EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: http://www2.epa.gov/drinkingwatersrf