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EPA partners with Texas to eliminate water pollution; Awards $2 Million Grant to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

05/15/2017
Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov
DALLAS – (May 15, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $2 Million to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to support the state’s water pollution control program. The grant will also help prevent, reduce and eliminate water pollution through monitoring, standard setting, enforcement and compliance activities. 
 
"Protecting America’s water resources is one of the highest priorities for the EPA and the Trump Administration," said Administrator Pruitt. "This grant empowers Texas to protect their cherished water resources." 
 
"Texas continues to demonstrate the value of state and federal partnerships," said Acting Regional Administrator Sam Coleman. "This initiative will help water related environmental issues in the state." 
 
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. EPA provides this financial assistance to build and sustain effective water quality programs that ensure the health of our nation’s water bodies.
 
The objective of the Clean Water Act is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters. Programs under the act support monitoring, assessment, protection, and prevention of polluted runoff in waterways.

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