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EPA awards water pollution grant to New Mexico

Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard (r6press@epa.gov)

DALLAS – (May 31, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $611,480 to the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) to support the state’s water pollution control program. The grant will help prevent, reduce and eliminate water pollution through monitoring, enforcement and compliance activities.

The Clean Water Act provides funding to water pollution control programs to build and sustain effective water quality programs that ensure the health of our nation’s water bodies. The funds are awarded under section 106 of the Clean Water Act.

The objective of the Clean Water Act is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters. The act’s programs support monitoring, assessment, protection, and prevention of polluted runoff in waterways.

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