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EPA Recognizes Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure

10/31/2017
Contact Information: 
David Kluesner (kluesner.dave@epa.gov)
212-637-3653

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, the 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. In EPA Region 2, the following projects were recognized:

Honorable Mention

  • New Jersey: Green Infrastructure CSO Initiative - City of Hoboken

Recognized Excellence

  • New York: New Rochelle WWTP Upgrades - Westchester County

More about each of these projects and the PISCES program can be found: https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf/pisces

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