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EPA Recognizes Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON – Todaythe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 28 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. Honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects.

EPA’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program celebrates innovation demonstrated by CWSRF programs and assistance recipients. The CWSRF is a federal-state partnership that provides communities a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects. Over the past 30 years, CWSRF programs have provided more than $125 billion in financing for water quality infrastructure.

“For decades the Clean Water State Revolving Fund has supported critical water infrastructure projects that help grow the American economy and support our way of life,” said Mike Shapiro, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water. “These projects are a testament to the power of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund in leveraging investment to meet the country’s diverse clean water needs.”

Twenty-eight projects by state or local governments, public utilities, and private entities were recognized by the 2017 PISCES program. These projects include:


  • Arkansas: Sewer Service Line Replacement Program - Little Rock Wastewater Utility
  • Delaware: NVF Yorklyn Site Wetland Project - DNREC Parks & WHS
  • Ohio: Howard Storage Basin-North Hill Separation Project - City of Akron
  • Rhode Island: RIAC Glycol Recovery System - RI Airport Corporation
  • Washington: On-Site Sewage System Loan Program - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept

Honorable Mention

  • Illinois: Phosphorus Recovery System - MWRD of Greater Chicago
  • Iowa: Bee Branch Creek Project - City of Dubuque
  • Minnesota: Implementation of Nonpoint Practices - Rock County
  • New Jersey: Green Infrastructure CSO Initiative - City of Hoboken
  • West Virginia: Septic Tank Gravity System - New Haven Public Service District

Recognized Excellence

  • Alabama: Biosolids Improvements for Energy Recovery - City of Albertville
  • Colorado: Biological Nutrient Removal - Boxelder Sanitation District
  • Florida: Digester Project - City of Graceville
  • Georgia: Stormwater Retention - City of Hinesville
  • Idaho: Wastewater System Consolidation and Upgrade Project - City of Fruitland
  • Indiana: Three Rivers Protection and Overflow - City of Fort Wayne
  • Louisiana: Wastewater Reuse Project - Town of Homer
  • Maryland: Southern Kent Island Sewer Collection System - Queen Anne’s County
  • Massachusetts: Organics to Energy - Greater Lawrence Sanitary District
  • Missouri: On-site Septic Remediation Program -Upper White River Basin Foundation Inc
  • New Mexico: Montoyas Arroyo Improvement - S. Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control
  • New York: New Rochelle WWTP Upgrades - Westchester County
  • Oklahoma: Green Infrastructure Project - Oklahoma Conservation Commission
  • Pennsylvania: Green Infrastructure - City of Philadelphia
  • South Carolina: 4th Avenue Ocean Outfall - City of Myrtle Beach
  • Texas: Grand Lakes Reclaimed Water System - North Fort Bend Water Authority
  • Virginia: Wetland Stormwater Retention System - City of Waynesboro
  • Wisconsin: New Water R2E2: Resource Recovery & Electric - Green Bay MSD

More about each of these projects and the PISCES program can be found: